Kiminini MP puts poor performing school heads on notice

Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa addressing parents and teachers at Kikwameti primary school. Photo/Aspect News

Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa has hit out at a section of secondary school heads in the region whose institutions performed dismally in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

Dr. Wamalwa expressed disappointment that some schools in the region had less than three of their candidates attaining the minimum university entry grade of C+ despite infrastructural investments.

“It does not make sense to see one startup school with a host of challenges having more than 15 candidates attaining the university requirements while big schools can’t,” he spoke at Kikwameti primary school.

The legislator was on a tour of selected schools within the region where he issued (NGCDF) Cheques towards infrastructural development at the institutions.

He said school principals who will post poor results in this year’s KCSE examination will face it rough since he will petition the Teachers Service Commission TSC to have them moved.

“I will not sit back and watch a principal oversee poor performance in a school where he or she manages within this constituency yet I have given priority to funding the education sector,” he noted.

The MP however encouraged School heads that are faced with challenges within their schools to raise the alarm to the relevant stakeholders in time to find a long lasting solution.

“Principals must work in hand with boards of management to identify issues hindering good performance in their schools in time because I will not condone excuses during release of results,” he said.

Dr. Wamalwa also raised concern over alleged misappropriation of public funds within some schools in the region vowing to sanction disciplinary against schools heads who will be found culpable.

“School heads who don’t utilize funds distributed to their schools effectively and those who increase school fees beyond ministry of education guidelines should face consequences,” he warned.