Matiang'i given tough demand by school principals

School principals have now ordered the Education CS to....

School principals have issued the Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i with a tough demand regarding school funds.

Through the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KSSHA) chairman Indimuli Kahi, the teachers have ordered the CS to seek an immediate reimbursement of the second phase of the school capitalisation funds.

“Due to the usual late disbursement, we are not able to plan well and on time. We demand immediate reimbursement after this conference,” said the KSSHA Chairman Indimuli Kahi.

Mr. Kahi was speaking at the Wild Waters Centre in Mombasa during the teachers’ ongoing 42nd annual conference.

The reimbursement of school funds was among a raft of other demands placed before the Education CS by the secondary school principals.

In addition, Mr. Kahi called for the streamlining of infrastructural resources, saying the distribution as of now, was skewed where some schools received the lion’s share, others a little “while a number of them get nothing at all”.

He told the Ministry of Education to reduce activities in the extra-curriculum calendars saying it is too congested.

He as well asked the ministry to revoke the rule that gives students the role to elect their prefects.

“We gave the students freedom to elect prefects but this was a mistake. We have realized that most of the prefects elected do not support school administrations.”.

“The first curriculum of 2017 that principals received warns us of absenteeism from class but we are confused because the co-curriculum calendar is packed and teachers have to implement it,” Mr. Kahi stated.


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