× Digital News Videos Health & Science Lifestyle Opinion Education Cartoons Columnists Moi Cabinets Arts & Culture Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×

Impromptu visits will not stop, says Education CS Fred Matiang'i

EDUCATION
By Graham Kajilwa | June 16th 2016
Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Dr Fred Matiang'i at his office. He has said school heads should not expect his impromptu visits to end anytime soon. (PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/ STANDARD)

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has said school heads should not expect his impromptu visits to end anytime soon.

Dr Matiang'i yesterday defended his visits, saying they are part of his mandate as the man in-charge of the country's education.

"The inspection tours have revealed the actual wanting state and environment learning takes place in our schools," said Matiang'i.

He said it was not possible for a CS to provide the leadership the sector requires without visiting schools where the education policy, standards and curricula are managed and implemented.

"If it were not for these visits, we would not have seen the need to modernise and expand infrastructure to take care of increased enrollment of students in secondary schools," he said.

Matiang'i said the visits made the China Roads and Bridge Corporation Managing Director John Lee to gave a cheque of Sh2 million to Ngara Girls High School to help in the construction of a dining hall.

The CS was responding to critics when he visited Ngara Girls, and Pangani Girls where he was the chief guest during the latter's Prize Giving Day.

The biggest challenge, he said, exhibited from the visits is teacher absenteeism.

As part of his restructuring models of the education sector, Matiang'i directed that head teachers will no longer be handling money to purchase textbooks.

Share this story
Justice Jackton Ojwang's statement on retirement of Supreme Court Judges
The Judicial Service Commission's application by Notice of Motion in Civil Application No. 12 of 2016, dated May 30, 2016 is, consequently, dismissed.
I eagerly await my baby's first steps
Spina Bifida, and though rare in the general population, it is the most common neural tube defect in the world
.
RECOMMENDED NEWS

Feedback