Tough economic times for BOM teachers as new guidelines are implemented

Bom teachers will have to brace themselves for tough economic times ahead. This is after the ministry of education reaffirming its earlier circular for principals to engage only teachers who meet set qualifications.

According to the Education Ministry, schools are expected to rationalize the recruitment of BOM staff to minimize the cost of secondary education.

“It is also important for schools to hire persons who are qualified for the jobs,” Says the education principal secretary, Dr. Belio kipsang, in a circular dated 25th October, 2018.

In one of the most unexpected and unjust way, most principals have proceeded to implement the circular. Jambo news has exclusively learnt that some BOM teachers have been slapped with dismissal letters requiring them to reapply again cone next year.

Though its a bitter pill to swallow, the affected teachers will have to go unpaid for the next two months; November and December. Defensively, financial demands for the two months are so high.

Arguably, employment of BOM teacher has remained to be one of the thorny issues in the teaching sector. Their challenges including, but not limited to: being laid off in an unprocedural manner and payment of Un-harmonized salaries by different schools. Nonetheless, BOM teacher employer is among the worst employers in Kenya 2018.

Initially, the ministry of Education disbursed Kshs. 5,755 for Personal Emoluments to each secondary School student per year. Such funds are then used by schools to meet the salaries and wages needs for the BOM staff. The Vote head has now been collapsed and assimilated to the newly created vote head; Other vote heads.