Matungu education stakeholders challenged to set strategies to improve education standards
Written by Joseph Manyasa
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Education stakeholders in Matungu district have been urged to come up with strategic plans to improve the education system by 2015.
A physiologist at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) Prof. Robert Wafula noted that the future of young generation was under threat owing to the ever declining education standards that would bring grave implications on the district’s future development.
In the 2011 KCSE results released in February this year the district mean increased only by +0.074 from 6.122 to 6.196.
Addressing parents and teachers at Koyonzo Secondary School during an Annual General Meeting (A.G.M), Prof. Wafula observed that the country’s vision 2030 is anchored on education and there is need for stakeholders from various organizations to give views and ideas on the way forward on improving the education standard to achieve Kenya’s vision, ‘education for all.’
Koyonzo secondary School Board of Governors (B.O.G) member Prof. Justus Wamukoya stated that as a district they need to come up with a credible plan to lift the district’s school performance as matters of education are a matter of concern to all the stakeholders.
He warned politicians to stop using their powers to control school management as this would deter and lower the district’s education improvement standards.
“We also need to apply mechanisms that can fit in Matungu and relate with the system that is being used all over the country,” added Prof. Wamukoya.
The principal Mr. Sammy Stima recommended fellow principals to embrace teamwork and encourage effective teaching as a matter of urgency to uplift dwindling academic fortunes.
He also advised local leaders, parents and teachers to put politics aside and concentrate on school management as the only way to improve the school performance.