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Parents protest appointment of new head teacher

15 June 2012, 14:08 Alloys Musyoka

Learning activities was disrupted for hours at Takaye primary school in Malindi district after parent stormed  in the institution to bar a new head teacher posted to occupy the office.

The irate parents accused the head teacher of being incompetent and unable to run school affairs.

They chanted slogans in the school compounds vowing not to allow the new head teacher.

“We are not going to allow him in this school education ministry should sent another teacher here, that is our stand,” they sung.

The parent were lead by the PTA Chairman Mr. Peter Mwaringa. They claimed that the new head teacher sent in the school was a head in a school where young boys were sexually molested and no action was being taken to the teacher involved.

“This teacher was the head of a certain school in Malindi and parents have complained of their children being sexually molested by a junior teacher but no action has been taken up-to-date, we don’t want him here.

We fear our children will fall victims of the same because the head teacher seems not to be caring of children affairs,” they lamented.

They called on Education ministry to send another head teacher in the school since parents stand will not be changed by any body over the matter.

Mwaringa complained that they were ignored by education officer in Malindi district after presenting their issues forcing them to bar the head teacher from occupying head teacher’s office in the institution.

“Mrs. Kamurua who the district education officer refused to listen and consider our issues through committee members and so we felt they are playing hide and seek game with us that why parents have stood on one ground of not allowing the head teacher in the office,” he asserted.

However Malindi District Education Officer Mrs. Mary Kamurua said there were no problems in the school since already they had solved them with parents.

“We have solved the problems with parents through their representatives and so learning activities are going on well,” she noted.

Kamurua went further to add that her office was also trying to address the issue raised by parents over the head teacher in his former primary school.

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