, NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 4 – Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has dissolved boards of public primary and secondary schools that share a compound.
Speaking during the unveiling of the Form One selection exercise, the CS said such schools will now be run by an overall principal with a deputy for primary and another for secondary school.
He announced the Ministry, in liaison with Teachers Service Commission (TSC), will consolidate the management of such schools effective 2018 so that they will be under one Board of Management.
“Performance in a number of schools that have both primary and secondary schools in the same environment have often been beset with legitimacy squabbles and turf wars which tend to compromise teaching and learning programmes.”
“The move will occasion harmony and synergy in utilization of resources and infrastructure facilities, some of which lie defunct because resources are duplicated, and institution compartmentalized creating non-functional facilities,” Matiangi stated.