Teachers Service Commission is set to train over 60000 teachers ahead of the introduction of junior secondary school next year. Speaking on Tuesday during the launch of the training, the Commission's Chief executive officer Dr Nancy Macharia said the training set to end on may 23 will impart teachers with knowledge on Handling the new set of Learners.
No School heads are now calling for the review of the children's act to allow for disciplinary actions to learners who are indiscipline. It has been difficult for teachers to discipline children after law was passed which considered it unlawful. During the 45th Annual head of schools that happened in Mombasa, a number of issues were discussed.
The Secondary school principals during the 45th Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (Kessha) conference at Sheikh Zayed hall in Mombasa, laid the gross extent of moral rot in the learning institutions. Therefore, they decried the application of the Children’s Act, which they said favours arrogant students.
The fourth day in secondary schools heads association meeting the matters concerning students and teachers mental health was discused, the chairman of the association Kahi Indimuli said that they have partner with Chiromo hospital to ensure that teachers mental health is put into concideratio to ensure good environment for students to study as the both activities requir brain action, he said that if brain is not treated well and well maintained the normal function of the school activities will be tampered with, they now require government to get in to the matter and solve it accordingly to help the students and teachers in their work, Doctor vincent Hongo said that teachers are the most pressured staffs in schools as they receive pressure from students if lessons are not attended, they receive pressure from parents if there is any failure in school the same to Teachers service commision this if put together with their stress they affect the normal lessons, students are also affected from psychological sickness when pressure is inserted to them.
Independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) is the only Commission in Kenya that is mandated to register and conduct elections. The commission which is currently under the leadership of Wafula Chebukati as the chairperson has been working round-the-clock to ensure that the elections delivered are free and fair to the Kenyan citizens.
Holidays is soon coming to the end next week after long but not that longer period of rest. However next week the learners are expected to report to school and start the very short academic year consisting of about 5months. The school heads speaking through their chair in Mombasa urged the government to legalize canning as mode of disciplining the students.School heads chair also addressed increased drug abuse in schools and ask government to give go ahead for drug testing in schools.
School heads now have a reason to smile after the Ministry of Education released funds for the second term, yet to commence early next week. The Sh17.8 billion, according to Basic Education PS Jwan Julius, is expected to reflect on school accounts as of the 8th of October.
Teachers and learners are expected back from Schools on 23rd December for a one week holiday break. They will again get back on January 3rd 2022. The ministry of education scheduled that national examinations will start from 7/03/2022 to 10/03/2022, for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
Principals have expressed their view concerning administration of National examinations of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education to teenage mother's who deliver few days to the exams of during the examination period. Chair of Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association, Mr Kahi Indimuli explained that administration of examinations during pregnancy and delivery moment is not fair since the girl are usually still in pain and need also to attend to their new born babies.
"stiffer measures needed to deal with indiscipline in schools," Kessha chairman Kahi Indimuli said. Watch; https://www.facebook.com/105983259496/posts/10160438131219497/?app=fbl Teachers are now demanding the return of disciplining of students in school.This will see a return of caning within schools.In the resent few years school have been experiencing high rise of school indiscipline cases which has resulted into casualties within the learning institutions.
High school principals now want the schools to close early and the national exams to be postponed for two months to calm down the current unrest in high schools. According to them, the current KCSE candidates may not be ready to sit for the exams and are already feeling the pressure and that's why they are letting out their panic and confusion in arson cases.
High school students returning to school(source./the East African) The Kenya National parents association has requested the ministry of education to set aside two days for the students to go home on a midterm break this term. Led by their chairman Nicholas Maiyo they said that the children too need a break.
The Government has been steadfast in seeing that all the students within the country are safe in schools despite the tough times brought about by Covid-19 pandemic.Some schools have had to be affected like the Ngorano secondary school where 104 students tested positive of the virus. Even as the teachers ensure that the students are safe in schools,the ministry of health is piling pressure for the teachers to get the vaccine in order to make the students safer.
C's of education professor Maghoha has demand the parents to undertake responsibilities of burnt down schools. C's says that parents have failed their Responsibilities by improper bringing up their children. Showing parents failure, he gave comparison of the life he was brought up and the life today's parents misguid their children.
The decision by the Ministry of Education to order a half-term break following a wave of school fires and student unrest is timely. That will not only ease the pressure on the school heads and other teachers, it also provides an opportunity to seek a lasting solution. Buruburu Girls High School.
Secondary school heads have proposed new measures to Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, to avert the rising cases of unrests in the learning institutions. The headteachers are pushing for the postponement of national exams for two months until normalcy is restored in all the institutions. Further, they proposed early closing of schools to contain the cases of indiscipline.
The government through the ministry of Education has been undergoing some discussion with some stakeholders on how they will minimize students' unrest. They had proposed that the introduction of caning to students will probably reduce such indiscipline cases. [Photo Courtesy] After a long discussion, it has now been revealed that parents and school heads have accepted the move as a way of reducing students' unrest.
Kenya's secondary school principals have proposed new measures to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha in order to prevent escalating occurrences of student unrest in educational institutions. The headteachers are seeking a two-month delay in national exams until all of the institutions are back to normal. They also suggested that schools be closed early to prevent indiscipline.
Shortly after Kahi Indimuli, the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) made proposals to the ministry of education to postpone the national exams stating that the students are not properly prepared, the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has issued a statement to clear the air.
The inability to open mid-school breaks during these school hours has been cited as the main reason riots are registered across the country. School leaders of the auxiliary schools say 11-week study time, The schools open on October 11th and will close on December 23rd. Kahi Indimuli, the public administrator of membership of auxiliary school principals, said the aftermath is often a skipped learning phase as most educators work to fulfill the prospect.