Secondary schools are not adequately prepared for the transition from 8-4-4 to the competency based curriculum. Less than two years are remaining for the CBC to enter secondary school. The secondary schools will require more preparation in terms of infrastructure, teacher training and development of teaching and learning content.
The Education Ministry has released Ksh9.3 billion to fund the free education program - a bid that has averted a crisis after the uproar from school heads over the financial constraints in schools. According to Education CS George Magoha, Ksh2.8 billion will go to primary schools while Ksh6.5 billion will be allocated to secondary schools.
Competence Based Curriculum (C.B.C) is at danger of progress due to shortage of funds to help it's implementation following the allocation of 1bilion shillings budgetary allocation which the Educational stake holders terms as too little to run the whole program that needs much resources and funds.The ministry of Education through the C's has expressed it's worries over full implementation of the New Curriculum without enough resources.
On Friday, June 4, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Chairman Kahi Indimuli asked Magoha to reconsider his stance, especially as students returned from mid-term break. He warned that schools were facing financial difficulties and that parents should be pushed to settle their debts.
The government through the ministry of education has finally revealed a new plan for resumption of learning to grade 1-3, class 5-7 and form 1-3. These groups are to resume their face to face learning as was earlier directed by the president. Sources have it that the Education Ministry has plans to complete the on going academic year by May 2021and begin the other year as early as June 2021. This plan has been supported by both Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association Chair (KSSHAC), Mr Kahi Indimuli And Kenya
School heads issue new demands to Kenya National Examinations Councils (KNEC) following these emerging issues. The Kenya National Examinations Councils is a body which is trusted with the ministry of education to set the Kenya National Examinations for the students in various learning institutions across this country.
Last week, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Chairman Kahi Indimuli asked education cabinet secretary Prof George Magoha to reconsider his stance on, students returned from mid-term break and learning without any interference from the head teachers and school principals. The Cabinet secretary for education had ordered that,no learner should be sent home for school fees as the government will cater for all the expenses in the free primary and secondary education program.
In the recent past there have been some issues in our schools as reports have been indicating that teachers are planning to stage a demonstration incase there situation will not be considered by the government and there salary increased as soon as possible. This comes after they had already gave the government of Kenya seven days notice after which they won't cooperate they will carry out demonstration demanding for there salary increment.
Schools are heading into a financial crisis due to failure by parents to pay school fees when schools reopened on October 12th. This is after Education cabinet secretary prof George Magoha assured parents that no student will be send back home for school fees after reopening. Considering the adverse financial implications covid-19 has brought to parents, this was a huge relief to them. However, this has turned out to be a nightmare for head teachers and principals of various schools across the country. Kenya
The Kessha chairman Mr. Indimuli Kahi has send a condolence message to the friends and family of the late Principal who passed on due to COVID-19 pandemic. Below is his message. Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) is mourning the demise of Muhammad Hamisi, Principal Tononoka Secondary School in Mombasa County who succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's soo sad to lose such a hardworking soul who was dedicated to his work and executed his duties diligently. I pray that our Almighty God grants
Good News To Grade 1-3, Class 5-7 and Form 1-3 As Government Reveals Plans to Complete Academic Year by May
The governnent has revealed new plans for grade 1-3, class 5-7 and form 1-3. According to a report by the Sunday Standard, a ministry official has disclosed the plans to the Standard. The source indicated that the MoE have plans to ensure that the two remaining terms will be completed by the end of May and the other academic year will begin as early as June. This was also backed up by Kenya Secondary schools Heads Association chair (KSSHA) chairman and Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association chaur (KePSHA) Mr.Kahi
Teacher Service Commission TSC is urged by Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association to stop delocalization of school principals to work away from their homes.Edward Bikala the Chairperson of KESSHA in Bungoma urged that the delocalization policy should be repealed with immediate effect to allow teachers to serve their counties.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams are just around the corner as the candidates are barely remaining with three weeks to start writing their papers.
The education sector has been one of the areas that has been adversely affected by the out-break of the coronavirus. Education in the country was paralyzed for almost 7 months. After the partial reopening of schools for grade 4, class 8 and 4 four, challenges remained inevitable. The partial reopening of schools has forced school heads to operate without funds for now a period of two weeks.They have complained of financial difficulties. Earlier,prof.Magoha caused confusion and dilemma in the education sector
The schools are preparing for the National exams which are due in the next 3-4 weeks.The students have been studying hard to ensure that they make it in the coming exams.The recently released assessment tests for the class eight candidates did give a dissapointing picture.There were mass failures that shocked
The past two weeks have seen Kenya record a steady increase in covid-19 positive cases and deaths. In what has been termed as a second wave of covid-19 outbreak by health experts, this trend is being witnessed it other countries of the world as well. The positivity rate in Kenya has risen to way beyond 12 % after stabilizing below 5% from August. Even with the current surge, the government of Kenya is yet to take any serious action to curb the increasing covid-19 cases. Already counties like Nakuru have reported
Just two weeks ago since schools opened partly, much has been happening within the ministry of education as strategies to have education resumed are being laid. Despite all the hussles, its proving totally important as more challenges keep coming in. The new cases of Covid 19 disease in institutions is among the major headache to everyone, ranging from the teachers, students, the ministry of education and the government itself. Despite the stern assertion by the Ministry of Education Cs Professor George Magoha,
The Education Ministry has provided Ksh9.3 billion to pay the free education program, a move that has averted a crisis in the wake of school principals' outrage over budget limits. Ksh2.8 billion would go to primary schools and Ksh6.5 billion to high institutions, according to Education CS George Magoha.
Its sad news as 36 teachers succumb to covid 19 since March 2020. New Data from the teachers' medical insurance scheme, shows that at least one death was recorded every month since June. The sources revealed that, in some months since the phased reopening began, three deaths were recorded reflecting national infections and deaths figures. This is almost half of the total deaths which claimed classroom teachers.The deaths have been recorded in 15 counties with Nairobi recording highest at seven deaths. According
The ministry of education has been one of the ministry with great challenges during this time of Covid 19. The ministry of education has been gearing towards full schools reopening. However the ministry of education had managed to reopen all the schools partially for the final year school learners. Therefore the ministry of education asked all grade 4, class eight and form four learners to report back to their respective schools on October 2020. Unfortunately as soon as the students got back to school, the Covid