Transfered Principals blocked from accessing their New Stations
Transfered Principals blocked from accessing their New Stations. Several school administrators have been transferred by the Teachers Service Commission. This came after the decision of allowing teachers back to their home counties.
With the publication of the KCSE results for 2022, the transfers began. The majority of the Principals have not yet received a warm welcome to their new posts. Most of them have been turned away by local parents.
After being transferred by their employers, principals reported to their new workstations in the Nyanza region but were turned away by parents from some of the schools.
The upset parents claimed that the new administrators were to blame for the schools’ student shortage.
They alleged that the schools’ outdated infrastructure was the result of bad and inept leadership, which was to blame for the predicament.
The Teachers Service Commission also criticized school boards for not doing enough to promote the hiring of teachers (TSC).
The chair of the management board of one school said, “We do not want to criticize teachers solely on the amount of A plain grades that they produce, instead, we are keen on guaranteeing the wholesome growth of learners.”
Parents and communities banded together to denounce TSC’s intention to change the region’s school leaders.
Some regions in Kisii and Migori prevent new principals from starting schools.
Similar incidents with irate parents preventing new school administrators from taking office were seen in some Migori and Kisii counties.
One of the Homa Bay principals described how the board and parents pushed him away and threatened to beat him up.
“I have no reason to continue to a location where my life is at risk. It is unfair that they have incorrect opinions of me, the headteacher said.
The blame for the predicament was placed on Ministry of Education employees who were said to have disregarded parent complaints about the recently appointed school leaders.
Message from Kisii County Commissioner to Residents,Tom Anjera, a commissioner for Kisii County, advised residents and parents to be understanding and work with school boards to resolve such disagreements.
“It is not acceptable to prevent learning institution directors from carrying out their responsibilities. We’ll do something, he insisted.
A few weeks after several schools in the area released outstanding 2022 KCSE results, TSC relocated principals from Kisii.
Nonetheless, the Commission downplayed the transfers, stating that the employer moving teachers was commonplace.
Irate parents prevented the principal, who was meant to report to Maeta Secondary School, from entering the facility. We will soon make public the complete list of Principals whose access to their new stations was denied from our media.
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