Resolution Reached: Teachers Set to Return to St. Gabriel Isongo

In a positive turn of events, teachers are poised to be re-posted to St. Gabriel Isongo Secondary School in Mumias East, Kakamega County, following reassurances from the school’s community through the Board of Management (BoM) that necessary measures have been implemented to ensure the security of teachers.

The decision was reached during a board and stakeholders meeting chaired by the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), where stakeholders agreed that the school’s Board will engage with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to discuss the modalities for re-posting teachers. The Board assured the TSC that robust measures have been put in place to prevent future attacks within the school premises.

Hellen Nyang’au, the Kakamega County Director of Education (CDE), shared insights with Education News, stating that the Board is committed to addressing all logistics within a week. She mentioned that a series of meetings will take place from the following week to ensure the swift implementation of the agreed-upon measures.

Nyang’au explained, “They [the Board] are going to inquire with the employer because now they have to put all the measures in place, in particular the security of teachers. They have said that they are going to ensure teachers are secure because parents have agreed that what was done was wrong and they apologized.”

The Board members are now set to formally request the TSC on behalf of the community for the re-posting of teachers to St. Gabriel Isongo Secondary School. This development comes after the TSC had transferred all 17 teachers from the school following an unfortunate incident where the principal was attacked by parents. The attack was reportedly linked to alleged poor performance in the 2023 KCSE examination.

The resolution reflects a collaborative effort to address the concerns raised and restore a conducive learning environment for both teachers and students at St. Gabriel Isongo Secondary School.

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