Parents evict headteacher over poor KCPE performance
05 January 2016, 16:02
Bungoma - Angry parents of Remwa primary school in Bumula sub County Monday demonstrated and evicted the institution’s headteacher over poor performance in last year Kenya certificate of primary education.
The parents who later locked the staff room said they will not allow the headteacher, Mrs Consolata Waswa to continue heading the school if she is not a performer.
“We have invested heavily in the future of our children yet the headteacher is not giving us the desired results. We have chased her out of the office so that the education office can employ another headteacher here who can produce exemplary results; we don’t need a joker,” said Daniel Barasa.
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Carrying twigs and placards, the parents walked for hours to the District Education Office in Bumula Sub County headquarters demanding for the immediate transfer of the headteacher whom they accused of failing their children.
The school had registered 54 candidates last year of which the best student got 284 marks followed by one with 174 marks, the last one 90 marks while results for two candidates were cancelled.
“We expected our children to perform very well and make sure they join good secondary schools; look now they cannot join such schools yet we invested heavily to ensure they succeed in future,” said an angry parent.
Contacted, the headteacher blamed poverty, indiscipline and absenteeism as the main causes of the poor results.
“The poor results are not my own making; it's because poverty in this region is very high forcing the girlchild to stay away from school during their periods due to lack of sanitary pads while boys assist their parents in casual jobs so they can get food,” she said.
She said that she is ready to leave as long as she receives the transfer letter from her boss the District education officer and employer Teachers Service Commission.
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