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Week long Secondary school heads annual meeting starts in Mombasa

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BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,10TH JUNE,2019-The Annual Secondary school heads meeting  starts on Monday morning  in Mombasa  evens controversy rocks  the roll out and implementation of the competency based curriculum.

The more than 8,000 head teachers will be meeting at the Kenya School of Revenue Administration in Nyali, under the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA).

According to the association Chairman Indimuli Kahi , among issues to be discussed in this year’s meeting is the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC introduced by the Ministry of Education, as well as under-funding in public secondary schools by the national government.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion is strongly opposed to the new curriculum, arguing that teachers were not adequately involved in its development.

Kahi said they will also discuss challenges facing the implementation of the National Education Integration System (NEMIS), the online students registration service.

“Currently, majority of the schools have not been funded because a number of students are not in the system,” said Kahi.

Kahi says  the government’s 100 per cent transition program has seen a sharp increase in the number of students joining secondary schools.

However, he said, there has not been a corresponding increase in funding leading to secondary schools using other means to fund their activities.

Apart from  Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha others to attend the meeting are top ministry officials , Teachers Service Commission (TSC) representatives as well as Teachers Union officials . 

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