In Summary
  • Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association chairman Shem Ndolo said members are supporting efforts to improve education.

  • Mr Sossion accused TSC of failing to consult teachers on staffing changes and a rule requiring heads to be posted outside their home counties.

  • Mr Ndolo’s sentiments were echoed by Kepsha Secretary-General Daniel Mavuta.

Headteachers have differed with their union for rejecting changes to education by the Teachers Service Commission.

The more than 12,000 heads had earlier backed Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion who opposed the reforms.

However, they rescinded the decision Thursday.

They, instead, resolved to support some changes, including the rolling out of a new curriculum, saying it would improve education standards.

Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association chairman Shem Ndolo said members are supporting efforts to improve education.  

“We will help the government harmonise interventions in early education learning programmes but we need training through seminars, conferences and workshops,” Mr Ndolo said during the end of the 13th annual Kepsha conference at Sheikh Zayed Children Welfare Centre in Mombasa.

CONSULT TEACHERS

Mr Sossion accused TSC of failing to consult teachers on staffing changes and a rule requiring heads to be posted outside their home counties.

According to TSC, one must have a master’s degree to become a headteacher.  

 “We have resolved to support the government and TSC in provision of quality education and the initiative of integrating ICT in learning. We will communicate to the government on the challenges headteachers face in their efforts to influence outcomes,” Mr Ndolo added.

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