PRUDENT USE OF FUNDS

School heads in Kisumu told to focus on academic improvement

Odhiambo at the same time called for prudent utilisation of government funded infrastructure project funds to facilitate 100 percent transition.

In Summary

•Seme subcounty director of education Japheth Odhiambo said school heads should ensure they maintain high standards of performance through collective responsibility amongst teachers.

•He also stressed on need for school heads to ensure 100 percent transition from primary to secondary school.

Secondary school heads in Seme, Kisumu county, have been told to remain committed and focused on academic improvement.

Subcounty director of education Japheth Odhiambo said school heads should maintain high standards of performance through collective responsibility among teachers.

He called for prudent utilisation of government funded infrastructure projects to facilitate 100 per cent transition.

Odhiambo spoke during the second Kenya Secondary School Heads Association workshop in Busia county.

The director reminded principals to regularly update the Nemis platform and ensure Covid-19 protocols are strictly adhered to.

Academic chairman in the subcounty, Nixon Owino, told members about his committee’s plans for academic improvement of secondary schools in Seme subcounty. They include subject workshops and joint exams.

Owino is the chief principal Ngere Boys High School.

Kisumu county deputy schools auditor Steve Munyendo said secondary heads should acquaint themselves with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) new systems for school accounting, financial planning procedures, procurement process and accounting for school infrastructure projects.

Seme subcounty TSC director Erick Magak urged the heads to embrace the management of Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD).

Magak said they should go through vital documents and keep referring to them regularly.

“TPAD is an important aspect in the TSC code of relations for teachers and must be taken seriously,” he said.

Edited by A.N