School Heads Dismiss Profit-making Claim in School Uniforms Saga
School Heads Dismiss Profit-making Claim in School Uniforms Saga. Secondary school principals deny making money off of parents by selling uniforms.
He claimed on Monday that there is a perception that he continuously disputes, according to Indimuli Kahi, chairman of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association.
He stressed that no rational principle would ever think of turning their school into a for-profit business by selling uniforms.
He then remarked after giving a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Hall, where the 46th Kessha conference will be held until Friday.
Kahi argued, “We don’t sell uniforms.
In response to parental complaints that they are forced to buy uniforms from particular retailers, casting doubt on the integrity of the entire procedure, this has been implemented.
Kahi claims that administrators often make uniforms readily available to parents so they are not compelled to pay expensive rates for uniforms that might not be the proper color, quality, or tint.
He asserts that the government also subjected educational institutions to the public procurement procedure, and that educational institutions typically published advertisements in regional publications and on their websites for the supply of uniforms.
So, everyone applies will be chosen in a competitive manner. There are two things that happen once this person is selected in a competitive manner, the speaker stated.
After a supplier is selected, parents will be told to buy uniforms from that particular vendor, according to Kahi, or the seller will be asked to send uniforms to the school.
He added that linens and other boarding supplies, such as uniforms, should be kept apart from each other.
I would like to advise Kenyans to proceed cautiously when making charges against company founders because sometimes we are falsely accused.
We wouldn’t mind if we said, “Buy anywhere today. The same parents will begin complaining about being exploited, according to Kahi.
The Finance Bill 2023, which President William Ruto has signed into law, will be among the topics covered at the 46th conference, according to the chairman of Kessha.
Kahi claims that the PS made it clear that the proposed budget might not be adequate to meet the needs of one million pupils, perhaps leading to a lack of capitation revenues.
The potential negative effects on school funding have already been voiced by principals.
In Kahi’s view, it is essential to pay attention to the Permanent Secretary’s caution on the implementation of the budget law in the educational sector.
He agreed with the PS’s worry and emphasized the necessity to raise more money to make sure that every child receives the required capitation.
The principals of secondary schools, he pointed out, want capitation to rise from the existing level of Sh22,244 per student.
The meeting, which is expected to draw more than 9,000 secondary school administrators, will focus on how to completely switch from the aging 8-4-4 system to the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
To discuss their opinions and worries about school sanitation and how it affects them, students have been invited to the conference.
In terms of ICT integration, Kahi stated, “We also want to draw on the experience of other countries.”
This is important because in nations like Estonia, schools were not obliged to close for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, whereas in the United States, schools were required to close for around nine months.
The Estonian ambassador to Kenya will give a talk about their experience and how they overcame difficulty.
The preparedness of education administrators for curriculum changes will be covered by Prof. Peter Kent, head of the International Confederation of Principals.
Beatrice Inyangala, PS for Higher Education and Research, will talk about the new strategy to gaining entry to higher institutions and how students would acquire access in light of the Kenya Kwanza administration’s changes to the university funding and scholarship system.
The principals will also go over the plans for CBC’s two-year rollout in senior secondary schools.
Regarding the pathways accessible for senior secondary schools, Kahi raised his worries and emphasized the necessity for clarity in the selection process.
He questioned whether all schools would have access to all three tracks or if there would be set standards by which schools may select particular pathways.
“We are currently in the preparation phase, and we seek guidance and recommendations on how we should proceed with our preparations,” Kahi said, emphasizing the significance of getting specific instructions and recommendations.