About Us      ICT Centers      Contacts      Staff      Blog      Webmail      Events & Functions      Survey      Facts or Myths Exchange Rate  


Perspective of the World from Western Kenya
The West Is Rising...
  Home      Programmes      Classified Ads      Downloads      Top Stories      Music Downloads      Photo Gallery     
  |    |    |  
    Search:  
Sponsored Tweets
Are you a Kenyan living in the USA or UK, listen to West Fm free via your phone. Dial US: 213 493 0195 UK: 020 3519 3770  |  we appreciate sharing of information, we do not condone plagiarism of our work.  |  
Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd. 42.00 |-0.59%  |  Safaricom Ltd. 6.50|-0.76%  |  Uchumi Supermarket 22.00|1.15%  |  Mumias Sugar Company Ltd. 4.95|-1.00%  |   EA Portland Cement 56.00|-1.75%  |   EA Cables 16.75|-2.05%  |   EA Breweries 304.00| 0.66%  |  Diamond Trust Bank 154.00|0.65%  |  Crown Berger 55.00|0.00%  |   Cooperative Bank 16.95|-0.29%  |  CMC Holdings 13.50|0.00%  |   City Trust 448.00|0.00%  |   CFC Stanbic 64.00|0.00%  |   Centum Investment 21.25|-1.16%  |   Carbacid Investments 130.00 | -4.41%  |   AccessKenya Group 8.80|1.73%  |  
ON FACEBOOK
MKANYAGANO - 10TH TO 11TH MAR 2012 ONE.

More Podcasts

WEST FM EDITORIAL
Kakamega County commissioner and his security agencies bosses stop the killings of the girls of Kakamega now and arraign in court the murderers of the three girls killed this year or pack your bags and leave Western
Contractors’ flagrant violation of labour rights of young men and women of Western Kenya and North Rift must be eradicated immediately
Who will determine the price of maize produced by subsidized fertilizer?
PICK OF THE WEEK
NCIC ready to deal with inciters and haters -Ole Kaparo
OPINION & EDITORIAL
Kenyans must use the constitution to protect devolution
ICT key to fight teachers’ shortage
Theater of the Kenyan political intolerance
PICK OF THE DAY
Troubled UDF party blames competitors for its misfortunes
SPORTS NEWS
All is set for Kenyan teams in the East Africa secondary school games
Kakamega high, this year’s secondary school national champions
Kakamega high beats Brother Beausang 5-0 in the national secondary school games
LIFESTYLE
Barriers restricting women’s economic opportunities
Use of contraceptive pills among school girls is alarming
21 year old Velma Chepchumba crowned Miss Tourism Bungoma County 2014
WESTERN AND NORTH RIFT FACTS
Luhya leaders divided over referendum
World Vision hands over project to communities in West Pokot
MP wants Chinese companies probed for mistreating workers
Program Line Up
Wednesday 01 October 2014
05:00 - 09:00 Amka na West FM
05:55 - 06:00 WEATHER FORECAST
06:00 - 06:30 AMKA NA B.B.C
06:30 - 06:45 TAHARIRI
06:45 - 07:00 UCHAMBUZI WA MAGAZETI
07:00 - 07:10 NEWS BULLETIN
07:10 - 09:00 HUDUMA NA MAADILI
09:00 - 09:15 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
09:15 - 11:00 SWALA NYETI
10:00 - 10:15 NEWS BRIEFS
10:15 - 10:20 BUSINESS NEWS
11:00 - 01:00 KATA JASHO
11:00 - 11:05 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
11:30 - 11:35 SPORTS NEWS
Full Program Line Up



Ndivisi High School students demonstrate over transfer of their head teacher

Written by Rosemary Wachiye
2013-06-10 17:19:00
Read 1534 Times
Bookmark and Share


Demonstrating students of Ndivisi Boys' High School. [PHOTO|Rosemary Wachiye|West Fm]

Students of Ndivisi Boys' High School early Monday 10th of June, 2013 took to the streets and matched over 35 KM to the office of the District Education Officer to demonstrate against the untimely transfer of their Head Teacher Mr. Moses Mukenya.

The group of over 150 students in unison opposed the Head teacher’s transfer which comes only a year after he had joined the school. The school which is a centre of excellence in the district registered improved performance in last year Kenya Certificate for Secondary Examinations KCSE with a mean score of 6.32 marks.

They praised Mr. Mukenya for his devoted leadership that had contributed to improved academic performance in the past year’s national examinations and said that with his leadership they foresee even better performance.

“Our Principal Mr. Mukenya just joined our school last year and since then the school has improved a lot in performance therefore we don’t see the reason why he has to be moved,” said Benjamin Wanyonyi, a form four student.

They said all they sought was for their plea to be heard through peaceful demonstrations and that they had no intentions of destroying property or hurting anyone.

“We did not destroy any facilities in the school, this was just a peaceful walk to the D.E.O’s office to submit our request and we hope that it will be granted,” said Wanyonyi.

The District Staffing Officer Mrs. Butuba explained to the students that the transfer was initiated from the Teacher Service Commission Headquarters in Nairobi and that her office will consult with the head office to be able to solve the issue.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT led by the Executive Secretary of Bungoma East District Mr. Aggrey Namisi revealed the transfer to have been influenced by political influence from the area Member of Parliament Alfred Sambu.

He condemned political influence in running of schools which he said leads to poor performance in the schools and called upon Sambu to leave the education sector to be run by the set authorities in-charge of education in the district.

“The Chairman of the school board was not in good terms with the principal hence leading to the area MP wanting to send him away,” said Namisi.

Namisi also revealed the transfer to be against the law which does not permit for middle of the year transfers of teachers and called for the relevant authorities involved in the transfer to withdraw it.

“Transfer of teachers are supposed to be done at the end of the year and not at the middle of the year and that in itself tells us just how this transfer is not well founded,” said Namisi.

The District Education Officer Mrs. Immaculate Obare stated the risks involved in students walking on the roadsides in the name of demonstrations and called upon the students to be communicating their grievances through relevant channels in the schools before going out on the streets to demonstrate.

However, County Director for Education Mr. Daniel Mosbei assured the students that his office in consultation with the County TSC office will look into the issue and find its root cause.

Mr. Mosbei convinced the students to return to school after he announced that the Head teacher’s transfer will be revoked at the moment until the two offices discuss the reason for his transfer and find the way forward in the issue.

Switch to Our Mobile Site



Other Related Stories
KNUT seeking amendment of the TSC code of conduct
Parents protest against the transfer of Lwanda Lugari primary school head teacher
KNUT Vihiga branch blames KUPPET for ‘stealing’ its members
KUPPET urges teachers to prepare for the strike
Parents urged to participate in school projects
KNUT Bungoma South branch ready for the teachers strike
Parents urged to take education of their daughters seriously
Serut urges head teachers not to send needy students home over fees arrears
Malaha primary school pupils protest against their head teacher
Residents advised to embrace education of the boy child
KUPPET warns teachers against the planned strike
St. Joseph’s Boys High School dormitory reduced to ashes
Digital learning campaign launched in Kakamega
KNUT demands for allowances as teachers strike looms
Munyuki primary school closed for lack of toilets
Sh. 70 million for construction of ECD classes in Trans Nzoia
KNUT wants more teachers recruited
Members of the public warned against fraudsters in teachers’ recruitment
Volunteer teachers must be trained and registered - KUPPET
13 Wamalwa Kijana Kakimanyi secondary school students struck by lightning




LATEST NEWS
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 046, Trans Nzoia County speaker in trouble
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 045, why people commit suicide
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 044, Chinese companies mistreating locals
BUSINESS NEWS
Digital Migration extended for 90 days
Lugari MP opposed to a move to close or relocate Butali Sugar Company
50 KCB developers club members set to visit China
COUNTY REGIONAL NEWS
Bungoma civil society against referendum push
County to provide funds for Heroes
A robbery suspect lynched in Bungoma
FUNNY BUT TRUE
Man arrested in Bungoma for committing bestiality with a dog
Pastor arrested for defiling teenage girl in a church
Man almost kills his 10 year old boy for forgetting to buy a cigarette
ENVIRONMENT
The need for conservation of neglected reptiles, amphibians in Kenya
Fight against poaching in Kenya shows positive results
Sh. 27 billion lost annually due to poor waste management in Kenya
MUSIC SPOTLIGHT
Music festivals kick off at St Luke’s Kimilili Boys high school
A Rift Valley based vernacular musician emerges as the highly paid
A class 8 pupil urges parents to nurture talents of their children

WEST DATA - WEATHER
Kapsabet H30° L17°

Nairobi H 26° L13°

Mombasa H34° L25°

Busia H30° L15°

Kitale H25° L11°

Vihiga H30° L17°

Webuye H30° L17°

Kapenguria H27° L13°

Kakamega H30° L17°

Kisumu H30° L17°

Lodwar H33° L26°

Eldoret H25° L11°

Bungoma H30° L17°


West FM Survey


Username:
Password:


More Videos


© Copyright 2014. WestFM. All Rights Reserved.