Parents demand transfer of Principal

Hamisi Sub-County’s Shiru Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA), Mr. Nixon Butiya wants the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to immediately transfer Principal in charge of Shiru Secondary School.

Butiya made the demand when he addressed a meeting convened by parents and community living around the school on Monday.

The parents expressed dissatisfaction over what they described as the school’s constant poor performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

The embattled institution posted one of the worst results in 2016 KCSE with the best candidate managing only a mean grade of D+ (Plus).

The parents through Mr. Evans Amalavu, a vocal opinion leader, gave the TSC a one week ultimatum to implement urgent changes in the school’s management and teaching staff.

We are asking Teachers Service Commission to immediately transfer the Principal and other teachers who had overstayed at the school, said Amalavu.

Amalavu cited dilapidated classroom buildings, lack of adequate teaching materials among other issues as contributors to poor performance accusing the school’s management of sleeping on the job.

Teaching and learning activities at Shiru Secondary school is taking place in mud walled and earthen floor classrooms yet parents were paying school fees, he regretted.

In the event the teachers’ employer fails to act within one week, the leader threatened to marshal a violent public demonstration to flush out the embattled principal and teachers.

The sentiments were echoed by MCA Butiya who asked Hamisi Sub County TSC and Education Directors to address issues raised by the parents.

The MCA urged principals and head teachers of schools to ensure improved academic standards in the ward.

Efforts by Kenya News Agency (KNA) to get a comment from the beleaguered principal hit a snag as he was said to be away from school on official functions.

Source: Kenya News Agency