Turkana School Headteachers Requests Government to Address Shortage of Teachers
Turkana School Headteachers Requests Government to Address Shortage of Teachers. The government is being urged by secondary school heads in Turkana County to address the region’s severe administrator shortage.
Thomas Lokuruka, the area chairman of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), said that the issue is so severe that some schools only have one principal and no other teachers.
School principals have been feeling uneasy as a result of the issue, according to Lokuruka. This causes a lot of troubles when it comes to managing the school as well as administering the required activities.
At the conclusion of their meeting, which was also attended by Ali Hussein, the director of the Turkana County TSC, and Henry Lubanga, the minister of education, he was speaking in Kisumu.
According to Lokuruka, certain school leaders have occasionally been compelled to abandon teachers who had been hired by the various boards while on official business, to the disadvantage of educational institutions.
The chairman also suggested that newly appointed principals be given training to improve their expertise of school administration. Since they hold a very delicate position which needs optimum competence in their administration.
The same, according to Lokuruka, will help the new heads become accustomed to their surroundings.
Some principals had previously stated during their conference that newly promoted primary school teachers should also be inducted.
Some of the new fellows, according to them, have concerns that require inductions to resolve.
Hussein suggested taking professional training to help the heads become more effective.
To make their jobs simpler, he pleaded with the heads to look after their teachers.
If you take care of and respect them, they will take care of the students in a same manner, he stated.
Additionally, Lubanga urged educators to continue their education through courses in order to stay current.