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Teachers absolved from poor exam results blame

08 January 2014, 20:34

Nairobi - Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) absolved its members from parents' blame that they are the cause of their children’s poor performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations (KCPE).

Parents and students in various parts of the country, including Kirinyaga, Kisumu and Nandi have been holding protests demanding the transfer of certain teachers whom they blamed for the poor posted in schools in the regions.

The parents blamed the teachers for laxity.

However, Collins Oyu, an officer from the teachers’ union called on all stakeholders to take responsibility.

He called upon all the stakeholders to institute measures that would rectify the situation.

“It is the high time that every other stakeholder realised that he/she has a stake in performance. I want to call upon parents, teachers and other stakeholders to address performance especially in schools that performed dismally,” said Oyu.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that majority of candidates who were selected to join secondary schools that were newly upgraded to national schools might miss out on the vacancies due to the high school fees.

Most parents complain that the fee to most of the upgraded schools had doubled making it almost impossible to take their children for admission.

The schools have allegedly ignored a school fees directive issued by the Ministry of Education that stipulated the amount of fees payable at the school.

Speaking on the matter Kakamega Boys National School Deputy Head, Hesbon Omolo said it was necessary to increase the fees so as to meet the “demands and stature” of national schools.

- CAJ News


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