Education Cabinet Secretary will appoint all school administrators
Education Cabinet Secretary will appoint all school administrators. The new regulation enacted by the Ministry of Education governing the appointment of school heads has been denounced by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and two teachers’ organizations.
The ministry wants the Cabinet secretary to select the leaders of all institutions, in accordance with suggestions in the Basic Education Regulations 2014 paper.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) both argued that it is the TSC’s responsibility to hire and promote all teachers.
All school principals would have to reapply for their employment if the proposal were to be accepted.
The Education Cabinet Secretary will appoint all school administrators.
When the incumbent head teachers show a lack of ability to manage school resources, the legislation permits the employment of new administrators to take over school administration.
A DEFAMATORY DOCUMENT
The new legislation also suggest that all heads of institutions be nominated for terms of five years with the option of two further terms of the same length.
The rules specify that an official may be reappointed for a third term to serve in a different school after serving two terms of five years in the same institution.
The Basic Education Regulations’ 2014 draft incorporates a number of Section 92-related themes.
The ideas were rejected by Knut and Kuppet on Tuesday, who described them as “dishonest and bordering on provocation.”
They said that only TSC have the legal authority to hire new employees and that the ministry lacks it. The debate seems to taking roots as Ministry of Education plans to take responsibility of appointing school heads.
The ministry “reneged” on the agreement when the unions and ministry representatives met last week and reached an understanding on a number of controversial passages in the text, it was also revealed.