Education Director Cautions principals sending learners home over school fees arrears
Education Director Cautions principals sending learners home over school fees arrears. Simon Wamae, the West Pokot County Director of Education (CDE), has warned school administrators in the area not to expel students for failing to pay their tuition.
Wamae suggested that the managers speak to the parents or legal guardians about the fees instead.
Wamae stated during a session of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) in Kisumu that it is against government policy to expel students for failing to pay their tuition.
The CDE additionally recommended principals to utilize the resources at their disposal to ensure the efficient operation of schools.
He stated that the resources in concern needed to be mapped, recorded, and have up-to-date inventories.
School administrators should be influences rather than bosses, according to Wamae, who was flanked by West Pokot KESSHA Vice Chairman Joshua Kipkemei. He added that school heads should benchmark in order to learn from their peers.
He advised the region’s school administrators to make sure they always stay within their purviews.
In order to influence students and gain their trust, the CDE requested that they make sure their institutions are run with the highest transparency.
He advised being a role model in all you do to win the respect of both teachers and students. This will be propagate from ultimatum transparency displayed by administration body. If possible the administration should also enlighten parents, teachers and students on the termly expenditure of school funds.
According to Kipkemei, many heads are operating in terror as a result of parental ultimatums over student performance. There many try to evade parents-teacher meetings due to many arising questions on learners performance which they at times lack the tely answers.
The official instructed his team to carry out their responsibilities with great firmness.