Cases of indiscipline should be handled at the institution level

Nairobi 25th July, 2018 – Education Cabinet Secretary Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohammed has urged schools Boards of Management to hold frequent consultations and work closely with the Ministry, teachers, and parents to find out the root cause of fires and unrest in public secondary schools. CS Amina said cases of indiscipline should be handled at the institution level and prevented before they become catastrophes. She cited incapacity by the BOM to manage students discipline in learning institutions as one of the reasons leading to frequent unrest.

The CS spoke at the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) during the inauguration of the institutions’ council and official launch of a training program for the Board of Management which drew participants from six counties.  She observed that the training will enhance the competences of those charged with the responsibility of managing and running of schools, ensure proper utilization of resources and improve education outcomes required to run the country’s education sector. She said the ministry will support KEMI by engaging the private sector and other stakeholders to ensure more effective use of the facility.

Principal Secretary Early Learning and Basic Education Dr. Belio Kipsang who was also present underscored the need for BOM’s to provide oversight and guidance to the schools management on proper utilization of resources noting that the Government provides 60 billion shillings through capitation and another 140 billion shillings is received from parents. “some of these issues  that we are facing  may be as a result of  leadership and management, as you train you also need to research and consult on challenges facing our institutions especially in second term” observed the PS.

KEMI Council Chair Prof. Eunice Mutitu and the institutions Director  Grace Ngaca reiterated the need to develop a National capacity building policy involving all players in the education sector as well as introduction of short courses for managers aligned to the big four, vision 2030 and the SDG’s which she said was on course. This they said will boost the institutions training requirements.