KESSHA Annual Conference Rescheduled to 18th April
Principals and Headteachers of secondary schools will attend a five day Kenya Secondary School Heads Association(Kessha) conference next week.
The meeting is scheduled to start on 18th to 22nd April 2022. Initially the conference was scheduled to start on 4th till 8th April 2022 but was stopped by the teacher employer.
According to a letter addressed to the Kessha chairman,Kahi Indimuli,the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) sited the national exam marking exercise which will involve the school heads.
The Commission also sited the KCSE exams which marking exercise which will involve the school heads.
The Commission also sited the KCSE exams which were ongoing and were to end on 4th April,the same day the conference was to start.
“During the marking exercise,Knec will engage approximately thirty thousand teachers, many of who are Principals who are also expected to attend the conference.
Most of the Chief Examiners,Deputy Chief Examiners,Examiners in charge and Team Leaders are school Principals,” said TSC Director of Staffing,Rita Wahome.
She said the participation of the Principals in the conference will adversely affect the administration and marking of the 2021 KCSE examinations and requested the Kessha to reschedule the conference to another date to allow smooth marking exercise.
The Kenya Secondary School Heads Associati a professional organization comprising of a 7,000 members drawn from public and private schools. Below is TSC’s letter to KESSHA
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Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association,
REQUEST FOR RE-SCHEDULING OF THE KESSHA CONFERENCE
The Commission has recelved a request from Kenya National Examlnation Coundl requesting for the rescheduling of the above conference due to the following reasons:
01 The ongoing administration of the 2021 KCSE Examinations that are ending on I” April,2022 and the marking will commence from 4-23* April,2022;
2.0 During the marking exercise,KNEC will engage approximately thirty thousand(30,000) teachers,many of whom are Prindpals who are also expected to attend the Conference.
3.0 Most of the Chief Examiners,Deputy Chief Examiners,Examiners In-charge and Team Leaders are school Prindpals;
4.0 The Principals are the Centre Organtzers in all the 35 Marking Centres
In view of the above,their participation in the conference will adversely affecr the administration and marking of the 2021 KCSE examination.The Council Is therefore humbly requesting for the rescheduling of the KESSHA Conference to another date that does not conflict with the marking exercise.
Any inconvenience caused Is regretted.
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