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School heads told to nurture teamwork

29 June 2012, 13:02 Samuel Kisika

The Bungoma South District deputy education officer, John Omitha has urged school heads to uplift teamwork to boost academic performance in the country.

He was addressing a group of Bungoma municipality primary head teachers in a meeting at Kanduyi DEB primary, whose theme was` Enhancing Quality Education towards Vision 2030.’

“Schools can post good results only if head teachers value and nurture teamwork in their schools,” Mr. Omitha said.
Omitha also urged private and public schools heads to work jointly in boosting regional and national academic performance.

Also present in the meeting were; Albert Munuya- the Quality and Standards Assurance Inspector, Cornellius Wabwile- chairman Bungoma South Kenyan Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) and Simon Wamachari- the Bungoma South Knut Branch Executive Officer.
Head teachers; don’t force pupils to repeat classes.

Munuya cautioned school heads against forcing pupils to repeat classes which simply demoralize them and then impeach their future after dropping out of school. 

“You heads who force pupils to repeat classes causing them drop out of school know that you will be answerable before God for impeaching their future,” Munuya said.

Munuya urged school heads to equip pupils with life skills knowledge in preparing them to be better people in the society. He also urged them to liaise with the regional Teachers Service Commission (TSC) if there is any problem relating to teachers’ conducts and demands.

On invigilation of national examinations, Munuya assured the heads that the examination council is going to ensure that qualified and competitive teachers participate in the exercise through consultation and approval from them to curb incidents of examination irregularities involving supervisors.

Wamachari on the other hand commented on the heads’ outstanding academic performance in the region which he said that timely completion of the syllabus, teachers’ self-motivation and support from parents, devolution of teaching powers and competition has helped their schools emerge top positions in the region and nationwide.

Wamachari further said that Knut is going to ensure that teachers’ demands are met by the government as they had earlier agreed including hiring of enough teachers and increasing their salaries by 300%. 

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