Primary School Teachers To Teach Junior Secondary Schools; They Must Meet The Following Requirements.
More than eight thousand headteachers resolved yesterday in a delagates meeting which was held in Mombasa to push TSC to allow junior secondary schools domiciled in primary schools, arguing that they have the ability to oversee.
The Kenya Primary School Head Teachers’ Association also resolved to support the proposal to abolish all secondary boarding schools in Kenya so that we have only day schools to reduce students arson.
According to Kepsha members, having pure day secondary schools will enable parents perform their duties of raising up their own children and this will go along way to tame arson cases and improve standards of education.
The proposal to have junior secondary in primary schools comes after TSC had made a decision on who to be promoted from primary schools to teach in secondary schools.
Teacher Service Commission had on Wednesday settled on promoting only those primary teachers who scored C+ and above as their mean grade in the Kenya Certificate for Secondary Examination and are degree holders.
This means that even if you teach in primary level and you have both degree and masters qualifications but you attained a mean grade of below C+ in your KCSE, you cannot be promoted to teach in secondary schools.
Kenya Primary School’s Heads Association in their resolutions also made a proposal to TSC to consider giving teachers who are delocalized a hardship allowance. This proposal is in point twenty eight of the resolutions.
The primary headteachers also urged the government to provide desks and other resources to schools in slums and map them out so that the needy and bright children are facilitated to get basic education.
Philip Mitei the National Secretary Kepsha said that they would ensure that all schools receive funding from the Ministry of Education beginning next week at the start of the term to ensure smooth running of all activities in the school and that they will engage the ministry to increase the capitation.
Mitei also said that teachers have agreed that textbooks must be delivered and issued to the pupils before they transit to the next grade.