Headteachers who concluded their annual conference on Thursday are pushing for grades 7, 8 and 9 be domiciled in primary school citing that they have the what it takes to oversee junior secondary school.
The move by the headteachers to push for Grade 7, 8, and 9 to be domiciled in primary schools, comes barely a day after the Teachers service commission stated that it will not lower minimum requirements for secondary school teachers.
This means that teachers who scored below C+ both KCSE mean grade and teaching subjects and furthered their studies to acquire degrees and masters will not be allowed to teach secondary schools.
Primary school heads who attended the three-day-conference at the coast also called upon the government to abolish boarding schools.
They noted that doing away with boarding schools will give parents ample time to participate in the general up bring and discipline of their children.
Kepsha further urged the Ministry of Education to ensure all schools receive funds by the beginning of the term and increase the capitation in a bid to enhance smooth running of services.
TSC Chairman Jamleck Muturi while attending the conference noted that most retired teachers had not received their benefits because their files were missing at the ministry.
Dr Muturi said the commission is set to roll out teachers’ bio-metric system to capture and digitise the teachers’ data for effective delivery of service.
Muturi further noted that the commission has already installed teacher management information management system (TMIS).