Schools in Kisamis Zone gathered at Enkereiyan Primary School to receive their awards achieved in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination, Writes T G Marigi.
The Primary School in Keek-Onyokie Ward, Kajiado West Constituency, was awash with activity as County First Lady Edna Lenku graced the occasion.
Among those who received prizes were teachers in the various subjects taken in the 30 schools that participated.
County education CECM Samuel Ole Seki, Kenya National Union of Teacher county executive officer and Elly Korinko we https://kajiado.co.ke/2018/07/03/mtti-students-sent-home-riots-sparked-food-as-principal-remains-mum/re among top government officials present.
Enkereiyan Primary School emerged the best after scoring a score of 290.5 marks in last year’s examination.
Enkoireroi Primary School which had a mean score of 283.54 marks came in second with Olooloitikoshi Primary School following with a mean score of 279.62 marks.
Lenku congratulated all the schools that performed well for steering positive competition aimed at improving the level of education in the region.
The First Lady asked parents, teachers and pupils to continue working together to improve performances in their school.
Seki took issue with Ngong Teachers Service Commission office for allegedly transferring teachers from rural areas to Ngong where there is enough staff.
He said by doing so, rural schools were left with an acute shortage of teachers.
“TSC is implementing policies without following laid down procedures. Many schools are not having head teachers and deputies because after delocalisation teaching staff have not been replaced,” said Seki.
Korinko, who was recently elected to the position of Rift Valley Executive Secretary to head 54 KNUT branches in the region, said the teachers’ body is totally against delocalisation of teaching staff.
He said it destabilizes families through separation, adding it is sad that TSC is delocalising teachers who are even about to retire citing.
The KNUT boss cited an example of his branch treasurer in Kajiado, John ole Naowiki, who was transferred to Narok with less than two years of service remaining.
“What performance do you want from a man who is about to retire to bring when you have brought a lot of stress to him?” Korinko asked.
He said there is enough evidence that TSC doesn’t respect KNUT. “How can they transfer our county officials to other counties?” he asked again.
Parents i the meeting said they are also opposed to recent move by TSC to transfer teachers in the middle of the year.