At the close of the 43rd KESSHA conference in Mombasa Friday, the teachers made resolutions they believed would improve teaching and the rights and circumstances of students and teachers. The resolutions include a call on the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to review its controversial policy of mass transfer of teachers from their home counties. They also want TSC to address legitimate concerns raised by teachers and their unions, review subject clusters used to select candidates for public university and enhance measures to foster credibility of national examinations. The headteachers also resolved to combat sexual violence, religious extremism and examination cheating in schools. They appealed to the Government to extend medical cover under AON Insurance to all pupils within schools and those who fall pregnant. The principals want headteachers to be accorded special and extended cover “based on the nature of their duties” while the AON cover for students should include emergency evacuation and treatment abroad.
Courtesy of The Standard