Days before schools reopened for third term, the education cabinet secretary Prof. George Magoha assured the school heads that he would diburse funds to Schools by Friday, May 14.Secondary schools were to receive Ksh13 billion while primary would get Ksh2.8 billion.However this promise has never been fulfilled.
As the clock ticks to reopening of schools, parents are now in the process of having their children transferred to the public schools. This is after a section of parents straining financially after losing their jobs due to covid 19 pandemic. Since the inception of Corona virus in the country, most people lost their jobs and have had difficulties in meeting their daily needs as they used to before. For that reason, affected families have opted to transfer their children to various public schools before January.
Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected the education sector, with school-going kids suffering the most in its hands. Currently, there is a dilemma on how to recover the lost time where education stakeholders propose a crashed program in covering the syllabus. Professor George Magoha (the Cabinet Secretary for Education) has maintained and repeatedly said that no learner will repeat a class. How this will happen is still unknown to many of us. Kenya Primary School Heads Association national chairman Nicholas
The Ministry of Health listed teachers among the front line workers lined up for the Covid-19 vaccination that began this week and expected to run up to June.
Primary school head teachers have opposed the ongoing distribution of Sh700 million textbooks for Class Five and Six pupils citing poor security in schools. This is after the Ministry of Education directed the 23,000 head teachers to collect the consignment for their institutions. A text message from one of the suppliers to school heads informs the teachers to pick the books immediately, stressing that they will not be stored at the collection venues. “Kindly arrange to be at (given venues) at times stipulated
The latest order by the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has continued to elicit different reactions from school heads and education stakeholders. Both Private and public school heads have opposed Knec’s directive that will not allow schools with less than 40 candidates to be registered as national examination centres.
Both secondary and primary accounting upto 10 million children are set to open school in the next two weeks as transition to the next class is at critical condition. The Ministry of Education says consiquences of keeping at home will make it difficult to salvage the academic year. As for grade 3, standard 8 and form 4, they are guaranteed next class transition but situation is different for others classes. This is after three failed attempts to open Schools initially in October 12, October 26, and November 2nd
Headteachers have cautioned against rush to reopen schools during this coronavirus pandemic claiming that the matter should be thought well. Kenya Primary School Heads Association chairperson Nicholas Gathemia in a presentation to the Covid-19 Education Response Committee chaired by Dr Sara Ruto proposed that the national examinations be rescheduled to later dates when candidates are adequately prepared. He said that Covid19 cases are increasing every day. Gathemia Said that no schools should open until the
Parents have Been complaining That The New Education Curriculum is expensive as they're Forced to buy Alot of Learning Materials especially books. The Competency Based System is intensive and Majority of Kenyans believe that Teachers are ill Prepared to tackle the Challenges that come along with teaching the new syllabus.
Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha, who was officially opening the 17th Kenya Primary School Heads Association Annual delegates conference in Mombasa, has given a cold shoulder to those parents opposing the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) by saying that it has really performed well despite the challenges the curriculum faced during its rollout.
Schools have finally been reopened after months of closure due to the novel corona virus disease. Grade four, class eight and form four students are expected back in school on Monday October 12th to start off their second term. Even so, teachers are a worried lot due to a number of issues they feel have not been adequately addressed ahead of the primary and secondary schools reopening. In engagements between the Standard and a leader of a teacher association and other teachers, several concerns came up as far
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This comes not long after schools resumed on Monday, May 10.CS Magoha had at first guaranteed that the assets would be delivered by Friday, May 14.Auxiliary schools were to get Ksh13 billion while essential would get Ksh2.8 billion.The school heads noticed that they would be compelled to send understudies with expenses back payments home if the assets are not delivered.
Many schools heads have opposed the full reopening of schools schedule for 4th January 2021 saying schools have not put in place any measures to protect learners, teachers and non-teaching staff. In a meeting held in Nairobi on 28th December 2020,Kenya Primary School heads Association (KEPSHA) cautioned against full reopening of schools in the next 1 week. KEPSHA is saying the schools have not been funded. This is contrary to what CS for Education Professor George Magoha said yesterday while in Kisumu that,schools
Teachers have proposed a plan that will be used to vaccinate them against covid-19.
The novel Corona virus vaccination for teachers officially kicks off on Thursday at the Teachers Service Commission headquarters in Nairobi's Upper Hill.