PS Belio: Transfer of teachers will continue despite opposition - 7 months ago, 13 July 00:10

By: Rawlings Otieno An ...

The Government will not back down on its policy to ensure head teachers serve outside their localities.

Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang told MPs yesterday the ministry would not stop posting heads to other areas, away from their native localities due to opposition by their unions.

To curb rampant student unrest, Dr Kipsang told National Assembly’s Education Committee the ministry was also considering increasing the number of day schools in urban areas.

"The Government will not relent. Delocalisation of head teachers must continue. This is a Government policy and it will continue to be implemented as planned. We will not allow students to dictate how to run schools. We will also not consult students on which teacher to post to their schools,” Kipsang told the committee chaired by Tinderet MP Julius Melly.

On Tuesday, Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion blamed unrest in schools on the new policy. ...
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