Parents protest appointment of new head teacher
15 June 2012, 14:08
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.
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.
fear our children will fall victims of the same because the head
teacher seems not to be caring of children affairs,” they lamented.
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.
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.
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.
Malindi District Education Officer Mrs. Mary Kamurua said there were no
problems in the school since already they had solved them with parents.
have solved the problems with parents through their representatives and
so learning activities are going on well,” she noted.
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
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