Ministry Asks TSC To Interdict The Following Teachers
Ministry Asks TSC To Interdict The Following Teachers .The Ministry of Education has warned schools over imposing remedial classes, terming the programmes illegal.
According to the Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, some school heads are on imposing illegal levies on parents to pay teachers who conduct remedial teaching during past school hours.
Kipsang said that the ministry cannot explain why teachers need extra hours in the name of remedial teaching.
The ps further added that the hours the ministry has prescribed for teaching was sufficient for imparting skills,the competencies as well as knowledge learners and is enough for learners to apply in tackling examinations.
He also pointed out that remedial teaching and the levies associated with it was a burden to parents more especially during this hard economic times.
Kipsang further indicated that the extra levies had made the ministry acquire a bad name under the name of remedial teaching
The ps Kipsang said this during a meeting with field education officials and national government administration officers counterparts in the Coast Region at Shimo La Tewa Secondary school in Mombasa on September 19.
While still on the same Matter , he has now asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to take disciplinary action against teachers going against the Ministry policy.
This warning comes at a time when primary and secondary schools are preparing for the national exams expected to take effect at the end of next month.
The learners who will sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations will start on October 30.
On the other hand , Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will begin on November 3 and conclude on November 24.
The Kipsang equally added that the ministry will put measures in place to ensure that examinations in the country remain credible.