In Summary
  • Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association and the Kenya National Union of Teachers instead called for more consultations. 
  • Kepsha national secretary David Mavuta and Knut executive council member Dan Aloo rejected the move.
  • Even Knut officials are not happy with the move, accusing Dr Matiang’i of making reforms in the sector without consultation.

A row is brewing between teachers and the government over plans to dissolve management boards of schools sharing the same compounds.

This follows an announcement by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i that the boards of schools sharing the same compounds will be scrapped and one put in place to run both institutions.

Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association (Kepsha) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) instead called for more consultations. 

On Monday, the CS said the schools will now be run by an overall principal with a deputy for primary and another for secondary school.

However, Kepsha national secretary David Mavuta and Knut executive council member Dan Aloo rejected the move.

The teachers said they have been sharing compounds and other amenities with their sister schools for decades without any conflict.

Speaking during the 13th Annual Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association conference at Sheikh Zayed Children’s Welfare Centre in Mombasa, the two urged the Education boss to consult all education stakeholders before implementing the directive. “We reject the proposal for dissolution of school boards and merging them. The ministry must consult teachers,” said the union official.

OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION

Mr Mavuta said the head teachers are waiting for official communication from the ministry.

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