Government Intends to Hire Pastors for All Public Schools
Government Intends to Hire Pastors for All Public Schools. Pastors and Imams will now be required to work in schools by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
This is likely to promote Value Based Education (VBE), according to the proposals of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms.
According to the taskforce report, which President William Ruto received in the state house on Tuesday, August 1, stakeholders in the education sector expressed a need to raise awareness about VbE.
To do this, all members of the school community will be involved in planning and implementing organised Chaplaincy programmes in schools, as well as integrating values throughout all learning areas.
Following the approval of this plan, the Ministry of Education (MoE) will be charged with developing structured chaplaincy (religious and moral) and counselling guidelines and programmes.
President Ruto accompanies invigilators in distributing National Examination papers to class KICD will then be required to create Curriculum development, which will be performed cooperatively by the MoE, legal professional counselling agencies, and other faith-based organisations.
TSC, the teachers’ employer, will subsequently be tasked with hiring and deploying teachers as chaplains and imams in schools.
These chaplains/imams can then be shared across schools in close proximity.
Shower, this proposal does not include the academic qualifications required for TSC pastors and imams.
The proposal makes no mention of the religious leaders who have been chosen for the positions.
The Teachers Service Commission will be charged with ensuring that schools respect the religious liberties of all students.
The Education Cabinet Secretary will also be tasked with engaging all religious groups in the country through consultative forums.
The proposal’s main goal, according to the taskforce, is to produce guidelines to facilitate the religious rights of all learners in basic education institutions across the country.