KESSHA Conference Major Recommendations
KESSHA Conference Major Recommendations. Following the conclusion of the 46th Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) Conference in Mombasa, school administrators have addressed a number of issues in the education sector.
The meeting, which began on June 27, 2023, was intended to give school leaders an opportunity to consider and exchange management experiences, according to the Ministry.
CS education During the meeting, Ezekiel Machogu declared that the government will start hiring 25,000 teachers in July.
Machogu also changed how candidates for the 2023 KCSE and KCPE exams will obtain their national examination papers.
He said that the exam papers would henceforth be collected twice daily rather than the customary once daily collection.
This suggests that the morning paper will be collected in the morning and the afternoon paper in the afternoon.
He went on to say that the allocation of capitation funds would be 50:30:20 for the first, second, and third periods, respectively.
According to the CS, the modification will allow for a more equitable distribution of earnings throughout the year, allowing schools to better plan and manage resources.
KESSHA Conference Major Recommendations
Teachers on the other hand proposed increasing the capitation from Sh22,244 to Sh30,000 per student.
The recent increase in commodity prices and the sluggish government money disbursement, according to KESSHA chairman Kahi Indimuli, have made managing schools challenging.
The teachers have developed new rules for visitors who are not part of the school community.
According to Indimuli, performers who have been asked to connect with students by performing set books must submit a letter of affirmation.
He stressed that one of the variables that would be looked at is how people are dressed.
The woman stated, “We don’t want to see the men arrive flashing their six packs in front of our little girls or the girls arrive in mini dresses while our little boys are watching.” You know what may happen, he said.
In order to track pupils’ movements, he stated, the ministry would begin using biometrics in schools.
According to the chairman, students will be able to log in and specify their arrival and departure times.
Parents will have access to their children’s academic achievements through the system, including their attendance records.
Additionally, the Teachers Service Commission received Sh1 billion from the National Treasury for promotions.
According to Julius Melly, chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, the decision to disburse the promotion money was taken to motivate teachers to deliver high-quality instruction.
Additionally, the TSC announced that long-term alcohol and drug abuse disorders among school administrators would be treated for free.
According to TSC Chairman Jamleck Muturi, they would receive treatment for three months at the commission’s expense.
In order to help administrators and teachers who turn to alcoholism, drug abuse, or other substance misuse as a result of working stress, Muturi claims that TSC has established a fully operational wellness centre with qualified medical staff.
Additionally, Indimuli thanked KICD for creating a transition strategy for senior secondary schools.
He proposed that school administrators be informed about the roadmap early enough to allow for preparation, given that the majority of schools are unprepared.
Indimuli added, “I’m delighted that KICD produced the roadmap because it gives us the opportunity to examine our schools and debate it with the boards of administration to start analysing what we have and, subsequently, what kind of pathway we should start exploring.
There are barely two years left until the first cohort transfers to senior secondary, so school leaders begged the government to start preparing for a smooth rollover.
“I think we still have time with the route map that was provided. He said, “We have to move quickly so that we are ready for the next two years.”
He said that most of the suggestions would be based on the results of the presidential task force on education.