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Millie tells school heads to dismiss rogue teachers

By James Omoro | February 22nd 2020

Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo with school heads during Nyanza regional Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) annual delegates Conference in Mbita town. [James Omoro, Standard]

Head teachers in Nyanza region have been challenged to recommend sacking of rogue teachers who impregnate school pupils. 

 Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo told head teachers to recommend to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to sack any teacher found in sexual relationship with a pupil.

 Speaking in Mbita town during Nyanza regional Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) annual delegates Conference, Millie expressed concerns over teenage pregnancies in the region.

She said the teenage pregnancies could only be reduced if punitive measures are taken against perpetrators.

 “Teachers are good but there some of them who are rogue and end up impregnating school girls. Let us not protect those spoiling the good name of teaching,” said Millie.

 The MP told the head teachers to reverse the trend of transferring rogue teachers and instead sack them.

“Transferring a rogue teacher means transferring a problem from one place to another. Such teachers should not be transferred but sacked,” she said

The MP challenged the Ministry of Education to prioritise retaining learners in schools for success of the 100 per cent transition policy. 

Inadequate facilities

She blamed the government for not putting up enough facilities in place to ensure success of 100 per cent transition policy.

Millie said many schools were grappling with poor infrastructure as the policy is being implemented.

"Schools lack enough teachers, classrooms and other important facilities which should be put in place for success of the transition," Millie said.

She said school drop may be on the rise if the government fails to consider how it will retain learners in schools.

"The government needs to come up with measures that will enhance retention of pupils in school. We need to focus on quality of education rather than quantity,” said Millie

The conference brought together hundreds of head teachers serving in Nyanza region.

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