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MP calls for immediate transfer of teacher

25 March 2013, 18:12

Mt Elgon MP-elect John Serut has called on the government to immediately transfer Kapsokwony boys high school head teacher Philip Kones following the cancellation of last year's KCSE results of 110 students by Kenya national examination council due to irregularities.

Speaking to the media on phone, Serut said that the head teacher should tell the government why such a high number of students missed their results.

He said that the head teacher had overstayed in the institution and this has compromised the performance in the once an education giant in the district.

“Am demanding for the government to transfer or demote the head teacher because he is a disappointment to the education system. How can 110 candidates fail to get their results due to irregularities? Let him carry his own cross,” said Serut.

The former assistant Minister is now demanding for the registration of all students whose results were canceled adding that he will supervise everything to ensure parents get their rightful share.

Reacting to the cancellation, he demanded for the government to also institute changes to the staff at the learning institution to bring in new and fresh teachers that will help change the face of the school and restore confidence to parents.

He said that the government should take tough disciplinary measures on the head teacher to curb exam irregularities in future and help uphold honesty in the school.

“It is shameful that a school of such status can engage in exam cheating. This vice can make institutions to produce half baked students who can be expelled once admitted in public universities and colleges. Let our teachers teach students instead of grooming them to pass exams,” reinstated Serut.

He promised that once sworn in, he will convene a meeting with all head teachers and education stakeholders in the region to make sure they discharge their duties accordingly instead of encouraging cheating in national examinations.

Efforts to reach Mt. Elgon District Education Officer Pius Ng'oma were fruitless as his phone went unanswered.

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