Efforts needed to stop students joining Al-Shabaab

When we hear that even boys and girls in Standard Eight are members of Al-Shabaab, it is an indication that a culture of insurgency is taking root in primary and secondary schools.

The truth about this has been a bitter pill to swallow.

Why are students easily lured to the terrorist group?

Has poor enforcement of discipline and drug abuse at home and in schools contributed to the situation?

Concerted efforts are needed to curb this trend in schools before it spreads to other areas. The matter should not be left to schools alone.