MOE Warns All Teachers Against This Activity ,Demands Discipline
Another time, the Ministry of Education issued a harsh warning to teachers about unauthorised remedial classes. The government has taken a hard position against educational institution concerns, such as the unauthorised practise of holding remedial sessions and charging money for them.
This caution comes in response to remarks made by PS Kipsang at a recent event. On September 19th, Kipsang addressed an audience at Shimo la Tewa Secondary School and highlighted concerns about these extra teaching sessions, which are frequently camouflaged as remedial classes.
He emphasised that the ministry’s scheduled teaching hours are adequate for teachers to transmit skills and knowledge to students. He also voiced concern about the financial strain inflicted on parents as a result of unapproved classes, which threw doubt on such programmes.
It is worth noting that this warning coincides with ongoing preparations for national exams, including the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). The KCPE and KCSE are set to commence on October 30, 2023, and November 3, 2023, respectively, with the KCSE ending on November 24, 2023.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has issued rules to restrict hired professionals, assessors, and examiners from engaging in activities that could jeopardise their jobs in order to combat examination malpractice.
These directives emphasise the significance of maintaining secrecy and refraining from participating in activities that may result in conflicts of interest or betray their status as KNEC examiners. Furthermore, the council has directed all contracted professionals to desist from giving workshops at schools in order to preserve the integrity of the test procedure.