A number of primary and secondary school heads have continued to receive show cause letters from their employer, over poor KCPE and KCSE results.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) want the school heads to give reasons as to why their schools have performed dismally for the last three years.
You are required to show cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against you for poor performance in the last three years,” reads a letter to a school in Kuresoi in Nakuru county.
The school heads face a number of disciplinary action including transfer to small remote schools.“Furnish this office with the measures put in place not later than seven days from the date of this letter,” the letter reads.
In March, TSC directed its Regional Directors to combine and submit data on school performance in National Examinations for the last three years in their respective regions immediately after the release of 2021 KCSE examinations.
The data also included the performance at KCPE and KCSE for all public primary and secondary schools respectively.
In a memo dated March 11, 2022 and signed by the acting Staffing Director Antonina Lentoijoni, the Commission had instructed the field officers to submit the data 15 days after the release of 2021 KCSE results.
“You are required to consolidate data from your regions and submit fifteen days after the release of results for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education 2021,” noted Lentoijoni in the memo.
The memo caused panic among school heads with underperforming schools
According to data from the Knec 1,225,507 candidates enrolled for the 2021 KCPE examination while about 831,026 candidates across the country sat for KCSE 2021 examination.forming schools.