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Here are the 2019 National iTOYA, TOYA, and POYA winners plus their details and achievements and List of Regional winners: TSC News

Here are the 2019 National iTOYA, TOYA, and POYA winners plus their details and achievements and List of Regional winners: TSC News
Here are the 2019 National iTOYA, TOYA, and POYA winners plus their details and achievements and List of Regional winners: TSC News

The idea of Principal Teacher Award was mooted by the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) and its implementation started in 2008. In 2008, KESSHA started recognizing its principals and teachers whose achievements are outstanding. Th e award has become an important part of the association’s annual conference. It has been designed to recognize the eff orts of the head teachers who according to the assessment of the awards panels have excelled in striving to successfully implement the Ministry of Education Strategic plan 2006 – 2011.

According to KESSHA, The awarding criteria is based on the following:
• Enhancing access in provision of Secondary Education
• Provision of quality Education.
• Improving the learning environment.
• Encourage retention.
• Exhibition high levels of professionalism and efficient financial and Human Resource Management in education.
• Networking with other stakeholders in the provision and management of education
programmed.
• Proper implementation of the Ministry of Education Policies and guidelines.
• Professionalism

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, in collaboration with KESSHA rewards outstanding principals in the Principal of the Year Award (POYA). Teachers with impressive performances are also rewarded under the Teacher of the Year (TOYA) and Innovative, ICT, Teacher of the Year( ITOYA) categories.

Winners of these awards go through a rigorous process from the sub-county, county and national levels where they present a PowerPoint report, are interviewed by a panel of professionals and also highlight their achievements both in and outside the classroom. For winning, the teachers are awarded cash prizes and trophies from their employer, TSC.

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Below are the latest guidelines for the awards:

REQUIREMENTS FOR POYA

  • Must be a TSC employed principal fully paid up members of KESSHA
  • Served as a principal for at least three years
  • Mean score of 5.0 (C-) and above in 2018 KCSE
    results
  • Must have submitted bocks of aconunts for the year
    2018 for audit
  • Principals with Special Needs are encouraged to
    participate

REQUIREMENTS FOR TOYA

  1. Must be a TSC employed teacher
  2. Must have taught for atleast 3 years under TSC
  3. Have a subject mean score of 5.0 (C-) and above in 2018 KCSE results in one of the teaching subjects.
  4. Teachers with special needs are encouraged to participate.

REQUIREMENTS FOR iTOYA

  1. Must be a TSC employed teacher
  2. Must have taught for atleast three years under TSC
  3. Should have a subject mean score of 5.0 (C-) and above in 2018 KCSE results in one of the teaching subjects.
  4. Teachers with special needs are encouraged to participate.

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Here are the 2019 National Winners in the three categories:

CategoryName of TeacherSchoolResponsibilities/ PositionsAchievements
POYA WINNERJane WachekeStella Maris Othaya Girls’ SchoolPrincipalDeveloped an innovation that uses zoom Technology to teach about 1,000 students in different schools; in real time
POYA FIRST RUNNERS UPMary KipropKapsabet Girls HighPrincipalDemonstrated prudent financial management skills
POYA SECOND RUNNERS UPEmelda OyombeCardinal Otunga Girls’ HighPrincipalSolved perrenial water shortages and posted impressive results
TOYA WINNERFredrick Shikuku ShitubiSt Mary School, Yala.Teacher of English and LiteratureA National adjudicator, trainer and facilitator with both the kenya Music Festivals and Kenya National Drama Festivals.
TOYA FIRST RUNNERS UPGrace MabutiDr. Aggrey High SchoolTeacher of Mathematics and HistoryPosted impressive results in Maths during the 2017 & 2018 KCSE exams
TOYA SECOND RUNNERS UPFelix KipkemboiJemovo SecondaryKiswahili and History TeacherPublished four papers in internal journals
iTOYA WINNERCatherine MuneKaroti Girls’ HighKiswahili and CRE TeacherTraining her peers in ICT intergration.
iTOYA FIRST RUNNERS UPAmos OgagahMoi Girls High School, VokoliTeacher of Chemistry and Computer StudiesInitiated an Internet connectivity network programme for resource sharing.
iTOYA SECOND RUNNERS UPSamuel Kigumi MwangiMoi Forces Academy, Nairobi.Author of Computer Technology and Application Book (2013)

And below is the full list of the 2019 awards per region;

CategoryRegionNominee’s NameSchool
POYANyanzaEdwin Namachanjaprincipal at Maranda High School.
POYACoastMutiso Mbindaprincipal of Shimo La Tewa  School.
POYAEasternLucy Kawira MugendiMachakos Girls High School principal
POYANairobiMwangi Richard MugoPrincipal of Pumwani Secondary School
POYAWesternEmelda OyombeCardinal Otunga Girls High School Principal
POYANorth easternYakub Buthul Shurieprincipal of Saka Girls Secondary School
POYARift ValleyMary Kipropprincipal of Kapsabet Girls High School.
TOYANyanza
iTOYACoastPascal Onani ObingaGadeni Secondary School, Tana River county.
iTOYAEasternMichael Macharia Waa Boys’ High School
iTOYANairobiTimothy Muthoka,
iTOYAWesternAmos Onyango OgagahMoi Girls High School, Vihiga county.
iTOYANorth easternJosephat MulaDeputy Principal at Fafi Girls Secondary School.
TOYACentral Anne Kawira GitongaBishop Gatimu Ng’andu Girls High School
TOYARift ValleyJoseph SongokSt Joseph’s Girls Chepcherit
TOYAWesternFelix KipkemboiJemoro Secondary School, Vihiga county.
TOYAEasternIsabella EngedeKathiani Girls High School
TOYANorth easternbdinoor YusufSheikh Ali High School.
TOYANyanzaFredrick Shikuku ShitubiSt Marys School, Yala.
TOYARift ValleyJoseph Ndung’u Mung’araSt Maurice Boys High School
TOYACoastGrace MabutiDr. Aggrey High School in Wundanyi, Taita Taveta county.

 

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