Robert Alai has caused uproar on social media today after detailing stringent measures to curb the striking menace that has engulfed high schools across the country. In what is turning out to be a controversial suggestion, Alai wants principals and chief principals of striking schools to be demoted and subsequently transfered to other schools.
The education sector in Kenya appears to be the one hit hard by covid-19 pandemic. When the first case of covid-19 was reported in Kenya, the government decided to shutdown all learning institutions. The closure of the learning institutions was meant to reduce the covid-19 spread in the country. Many students and pupils are now at home till when the covid-19 pandemic reduces. All teachers are also at home. The Board of Management teachers and TSC are enjoying their lives with their families. But the Teachers
It is now crystal clear that dates for phased reopening of schools are with us. Today the Cabinet Secretary of Education Prof George Magoha indicated that candidate classes and grade four children should report to school on Monday next week. It is good news to these children who have been at home for almost six months now without any formal learning taking place. Most of them now have hope that they will finish their levels of learning successfully and in good time. What is giving teachers headache is that there
Covid-19 pandemic came with its great challenges in our country. When the Ministry of Health headed by Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the first case of covid-19 in Kenya in mid March this year, many people feared and panicked considering what the disease had caused in other countries of the world. President Uhuru Kenyatta took a quick action and ordered closure of all learning institutions in a bid to contain further spread of the virus. Schools have remained closed for almost seven months now. Though, phased reopening
Preparations for school reopening have been embraced by all stakeholders in the education sector. Teachers Service Commission has already asked all the school heads and principals to report to school and lay the ground for school reopening. TSC circular to school heads and principals read, "monitoring on preparedness of school for reopening due to covid 19 pandemic is ongoing." The Commission in the circular stated on 7th September, "all principals and head teachers are expected to present in their institutions
The Teachers Service Commission TSC is mandated in employing teachers in our public schools in Kenya. First of all, it grants them certificate numbers after they have completed the training from various universities and colleges. In recent years there has been a huge number of children joining secondary schools due to the 100% transition that was initiated by the government.
It has been a long time since schools were shutdown due to the covid-19 pandemic. When the first case of covid-19 was reported in the country by the Ministry of Health, President Uhuru Kenyatta, decided to shutdown all learning institutions in a bid to control further spread of the virus. Millions of school going children have been adversely affected as they have remained at home for the longest time. At the same time, those teachers employed in public schools under Boards of Managements (BOMs) haven't received
laws governing transparency and accountability, accounting and reporting, safeguards and information disclosures and school facilities and equipment management. Auditing of school books of accounts and handing over and taking over in public primary schools are also part of the areas the managers are being taken trough. Schools receive government capitation per learner, per term.
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Schools in Kenya have remained shutdown since March this year, when the first case of covid-19 was confirmed. President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered closure of schools in a bid to control further spread of the virus in the country. Millions of school going children have been at home for almost six months now. Teachers and support staff in public schools employed by the Boards of Managements (BOMs) have not been receiving any payment since that time. The government promised last month to release funds to public schools
Schools are most likely to be reopened any time in the country as from November. The covid-19 curve appears likely to flatten soon, and therefore the Ministry of Education headed by Prof George Magoha is preparing by putting the required mechanisms towards schools reopening. When schools will reopen, several challenges are likely to emerge. In this case, school principal or heads will be having headache on handling the challenges. One of the challenges is about those teachers employed by the Board of Management
Last year the Board of Management teachers popularly Known as BOMs found themselves in trouble after all learning institutions were shutdown due covid-19 pandemic.These teachers had to miss their monthly salaries from their respective schools for almost six months.
Kenyan schools were shutdown in early March this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. Immediately the first case was confirmed by the Ministry of Health, President Uhuru Kenyatta took action of controlling further spread of the virus by ordering shutdown of all learning institutions. It is almost six months since our learning institutions were closed. Those teachers employed by the Boards of Managements(BOMs) haven't received any payment for that long period. These teachers depend on school fees paid by students or
All teachers in Kenya are employed by the Teachers Service Commission(TSC). These teachers teach in public schools. But individual schools sometimes have inadequate teachers due to the high number of children. These schools tend to employ trained and registered by the Teachers Service Commission under Board of Managements (BOMs). These BOM teachers are crucial in many schools. First of all, they bridge the gap of teacher shortage in schools. This is important because it means that many learners might not be
Schools in Kenya were shutdown in mid March this year due to the covid-19 pandemic. It was an idea that was meant to reduce further spread of coronavirus cases in the country. School going children have been at home for almost nine months now. Teachers who were teaching in public schools under Boards of Managements(BOMs) were hit hard by this decision. These teachers depends on fees from parents for them to get paid. Due to their plight the Ministry of Education and the government chipped in to assist them.
Learning institutions in Kenya have remained closed for almost six months now. They were shutdown immediately the first case of covid-19 was reported in the country in early March this year. More than 15 million school going children have been at home for the last six months so far. They have missed the formal learning for the longest period. At the same time, teachers employed by the Boards of Managements(BOMs) in public schools have remained without salaries for six months. For them, life has been a big mountain
Schools in Kenya still remains closed since March this year. The government decided to shutdown all the learning institutions in the country after the first case of covid-19 was confirmed in Kenya in early March. This was done by the government with an aim of trying to cut further spread of the virus. The education sector has been hit hard since then. Millions of children are still at home awaiting the covid-19 curve to flatten. The Ministry of Education headed by Prof George Magoha indicated in early June that
Mr. President the Education Ministry has finally decided not to prosecute your orders. Kindly act now and see to it that we teachers who were previously employed by the BOM before being turned jobless get assisted. ✓ They never paid BoM teachers as you ordered, March-July salaries have been embezzled. ✓ The Ksh.10,000 (August-December) is very little considering the service BoMs offer to this nation. ✓ It's very little considering the accumulated rent debts among others we've suffered. ✓ Majority of
The ministry of education and the TSC have been unable to meet their plans due to little funds being allocated them.This happens because the government has favoured politics against education.Kenya will never have enough teachers employed by the government on permanent and pensionable terms.The schools are in shortage of teachers but the TSC cannot absorb all because the funds allocated from the treasury are inadequate.
In the recent years our schools have been getting congested every year. Nowadays more and more children are attending schools. At the same time there is 100 percent transition from Primary school to secondary schools. This has led to congestion in primary and secondary schools. Most public schools have a shortage of teachers. These schools end up looking for alternative ways by employing teachers under the Boards of Managements(BOMs). These teachers help in reducing the gap. The Board of Management teachers
Covid-19 disease came with its adverse challenges in our country. In mid March this year, the Ministry of Health headed by Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the first case of covid-19 in our nation. President Uhuru Kenyatta had no any otherwise other than shutting down some sectors of the economy. President Uhuru Kenyatta in a past address concerning Covid-19. PHOTO | FILE The President ordered the closure of all learning institutions in the country as away of controlling further spread of the virus. Millions of school