In January Reforms, Primary Heads Without the Following Qualifications to be dismissed
In January Reforms, Primary Heads Without the Following Qualifications to be dismissed. Now it’s obvious that thousands of primary heads without degrees will probably be demoted in January.
It is anticipated that this will occur once the measures put forth by the Presidential Working Party on Education measures (PWPER) are set to begin taking effect.
The headteachers of elementary schools who are now serving as JSS headteachers under the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) are to serve for a transitional period that expires on December 30, 2023.
There is a plan to establish Comprehensive Schools, where the JSS, primary school, and pre-school would all be located on the same property and supervised by the same headmaster.
Kenya currently has around 23000 public elementary schools that house junior secondary schools.
As a result, it’s anticipated that headteachers who don’t meet the requirements for comprehensive school leadership would lose part of their responsibilities, such as management of the school’s finances and operations.
The PWPER report also states that the comprehensive school’s head will be in charge of all of its sections’ accounting.
The school Board of Management (BOM)’s membership will also change.
A temporary subcommittee made up of members of the BoM for primary schools is currently in charge of managing the JSSs.
The report also suggests that the BoM’s membership should not exceed nine.
The heads of comprehensive and senior secondary schools will also work as representatives of the Ministry of Education rather than the Teachers Service Commission as they did in the past.