The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, is gearing up for massive teacher transfers in April this year. The Commission will be targeting Principals in County and Sub-County schools plus primary school head teachers.
Those to be moved are administrators who have overstayed in the same station for nine years and above. Also targeted are teachers working in their home counties.
The Commission’s Deputy Director in charge of staffing Dorothy Owuor through a circular dated February 26 asks all regional directors to prepare a list of school administrators who have overstayed and those working in their home counties.
“This information should reach this office on or before 4th March 2021.” She directs.
“Schools to be filled by the newly appointed Principals in Grade D3 to be left vacant.” She adds.
Those to be exempted from the transfers are teachers aged above 55 years. The delocalization exercise had been slowed down as a result of the Corona virus pandemic and prolonged closure of schools.
The Commission kicked off the delocalization exercise in January, 2018. Other massive deployments would then follow in April, August and December of the same year. Though in April, 2019 the Commission slowed down the transfers as only a few administrators were moved.
The exercise has seen the execution of transfers for thousands of long serving principals and school heads; with some supporting and others opposed to the delocalization policy. A number of school administrators moved, so far, were those serving in their homes.
Others had also served in the same stations for a long time. Targeted administrators were mostly transferred to other counties and in some instances different regions.
It is the sole responsibility of the Regional Director (RD) to select, appoint and deploy successful candidates. This shall be done in liaison with the respective county directors. A merit list and copies of appointment letters are then be sent to the head quarter (addressed to the Secretary TSC) by the RD.
It is important to note that the appointment and deployment of the principals of extra county and national secondary schools is done at the head quarter by the Director in charge of staffing.
These new changes to deployment process took effect from February 13, 2020.
The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, has issued a statement concerning the 2020 training of examiners. This follows reports that the Council had made an advertisement for teachers willing to train to apply online.
Every year Knec has been carrying out training for examiners annually or from time to time as need arises. The training of new examiners is informed by: increased candidature, need to replace exited examiners and whenever new exam papers are introduced.
The Council usually trains examiners in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), Primary Teacher Education (PTE) and Early Childhood Development Education, ECDE; among other examinations.
But, Knec says it is yet to advertise for any 2020 training vacancies. The Council’s response follows numerous inquiries from teachers and other stake holders.
“KNEC has received several inquiries from headteachers, teachers/tutors in relation to the training of KCPE, KCSE, PTE, ECDE and DTE examiners. We wish to inform all headteachers and teachers that KNEC has not advertised for training of examiners in the year 2020.” Says the Council via a press statement.
There have been misleading reports online insinuating that the council had told interested teachers to apply so as to be trained.
All indications are that the Council may not advertise for any training vacancies, this year. This is largely due to the current covid 19 pandemic and the crunch school academic calendar that may leave Knec with no option than to push the training to next year.
Bishop Okoth Girls’ Mbaga Secondary School is a top performing extra county school located in Siaya County, Nyanza region in Kenya.
Get to know the school’s physical location, directions, contacts, history, Form one selection criteria and analysis of its performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, exams. Get to see a beautiful collation of images from the school’s scenery; including structures, signage, students, teachers and many more.
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Individual candidates can check their KCSE results by sending an SMS with their full index number (11digits) followed by the word KCSE. The SMS can be sent from any subscriber’s line (Safaricom, Airtel or any other) to 20076. For example, send the SMS in the format 23467847002KCSE to 20076. There should be no space left between the index number and the word KCSE.
One can also download the whole school’s KCSE results by Visiting the Official KNEC exams portal; https://www.knec-portal.ac.ke/. This one requires the school’s log in credentials.
Finally, candidates can visit the school for their results. This is usually a day after the results have been released. It is important that you check your result slip to ensure there are no errors on it. Be keen to see that details such as your name, index number and sex are accurate. In case of any discrepancy, please notify your principal or KNEC immediately for correction.
MBAGA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S PHYSICAL LOCATION
Bishop Okoth Girls’ Mbaga Secondary School is located at the base of Mbaga Hill in Siaya County, Siaya Sub-County, Boro Division, and Kowet sub location. It is about 3.0 KM from Siaya Kenya Commercial Bank in Siaya town, approximately 6 minutes’ drive. The school is sponsored by the Catholic Church, Kisumu Arch Diocese.
MBAGA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S BASIC INFO & CONTACTS AT A GLANCE
In need of more information about the school? Worry not. Use any of the contacts below for inquiries and/ or clarifications. Here is a collation of the school’s basic details:
SCHOOL’S NAME: Bishop Okoth Girls’ Mbaga Secondary School
SCHOOL’S TYPE: Girls’ only boarding school
SCHOOL’S CATEGORY: Extra County school.
SCHOOL’S LEVEL: Secondary
SCHOOL’S KNEC CODE: 42705102
SCHOOL’S OWNERSHIP STATUS: Public/ Government owned
SCHOOL’S PHONE CONTACT: 0704 522 023
SCHOOL’S POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 221, Siaya 40600
Bishop Okoth Girls’ Mbaga Secondary school was established in 1977 by the Catholic Church Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph- Asumbi on the piece of land that was given by the “JOKAKAN” of Alego Mbaga Community. The Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph established the school to mitigate the impact of illiteracy in Siaya County and the entire Nyanza Region. The first group of students were 75. They used two class rooms within the school compound and shared one room as a dormitory at Mbaga Complex, currently the Mbaga Mixed Boarding Primary.
Years later, the Catholic Church through the leadership of Arch Bishop Okoth of Kisumu Arch Diocese spearheaded the expansion of the school land from the late Osuri, who surrendered the parcel and migrated to Yimbo to allow extension of the schools’ facilities
Since then, the school has gone through a transition of leadership and the dynamic group of students who have posted tremendously good results across the years.
Her population has since then grown from the 75 pioneer students to the current 1448 students
We are a happy family, made up of the peaceful surrounding Mbaga community, the teaching and the none-teaching staff and our brilliant students. We celebrate our Excellence in core-curricular activities this year and the years before. This year, our music and scouting students had flown our school flag high at the national levels.
Bishop Okoth Girls’ Mbaga is a school of Choice as Discipline is our road to great success.
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MBAGA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S MISSION
To Provide, promote and co-ordinate quality education for the empowerment of girls to become caring, competent and responsible citizens who have respect for life and educational values.
MBAGA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S MOTTO
Discipline is the road to success.
MBAGA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S FORM ONE SELECTION CRITERIA & ADMISSIONS
Being a public school, form one admissions are done by the Ministry of Education. Vacancies are available on competitive basis. Those seeking admissions can though directly contact the school or pay a visit for further guidelines.
MBAGA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S KCSE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
The school has maintained a good run in performance at the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, exams. In the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, exams the school posted good results to rank among the best schools in the County. This is after recording a mean score of 5.493 out of the 346 candidates who sat the examination.
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has not promoted a total of 12,080 teachers after acquiring higher qualifications. According to a list prepared by the Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT, the employer has failed to promote the teachers; despite the latter sending their higher qualifications certificates to TSC. These teachers are Diploma, Degree, Masters and PhD holders but are yet to be promoted by TSC. KNUT has revealed that of the 12,080, 257 teachers have Masters’ degrees, 6,370 with bachelor’s degrees and 5,453 are diploma holders.
KNUT and TSC are engaged in a tussle over promotion of teachers who have attained higher qualifications and delocalization of teachers. The two sides have failed to reach an amicable agreement with the Conciliator expected to give an update of the talks tomorrow. The Conciliation Committee is chaired by Charles Maranga who is on Wednesday, tomorrow; 31st January 2019, expected to present a report to the Employment and Labour Relations Court.
Nakuru KNUT branch leads with the highest number of teachers who want promotions followed by Mumias, Bungoma North, Kitui and Butere. TSC freezed promotions of Teachers way back in 2014.
HERE IS THE SUMMARY OF NUMBERS OF TEACHERS SEEKING PROMOTIONS; PER REGION.
FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITION REVISION TOOL KIT FOR FORM FOUR
NAME……………… ADM. NO: …………………..CLASS…………….
1. Using this handout together with class notes and available text books, make distilled notes on each of the compositions. Learning points in your distilled notes should be the format, basic content and l anguage. Sketch of each composition can be drawn as part of your mind maps.
2. In a different book, write each of the composition during the session you will be at home for any school break before end of July.
3. Ensure each composition is discussed and/or marked before closing day in August.
4. Ensure the right use of language, be neat, fluent and use simple language with apt tone.
Composition (year tested)
Sample Question for guide in interpreting content
Major learning point expectations used in awarding of scores during marking
Imagine that your sibling is to join form one next month. You have to help in the planning for her shopping. The shopping to be made is to have: toilet paper, utensils, soap, bedding, stationery and sanitary material. Write the shopping list.
Format and content to have:
· Title to have the owner’s name, the phrase ‘shopping list’, the event for which the shopping is being done and the date for shopping
DAU’S SHOPPING LIST FOR JOINING FORM ONE ON 17TH JULY 2020
· Body- in table form with items under categories as hinted at in the question.
· The content to have a table that is fully filled having the following column headers:
a) serial number- number of categories, b) Category- list categories with the most important category numbered first, c) items- column for list of items starting with the most important item in each category, d) quantity- column to quantify each item using apt units of measurement, e)description- column for brief description of each item (of opinion, size, shape, age, colour, originality, material, purpose), f) price- column showing the costing of each item in Kenyan Shillings or dollars and
g) Shop- column for the shop you expect to get the packed
· Language is brief and in note form.
Imagine you are one of the members of prefect’s council. You are to go for a students’ retreat at Soya Palace. Your teacher has asked you to pack some items for your use during the trip. Write the packing list that you will take to your teacher for approval before packing.
Format and content to have:
· Title to have the owner’s name, the phrase ‘packing list’, the event for which the packing is being done and the date for writing
· Body- in table form with categories as per the question
· The content to have a table with columns with the following headers: a) serial number- number of categories, b) Category- list categories with the most important category numbered first, c) items- column for list of items starting with the most important item in each category, d) quantity- column to quantify each item using apt units of measurement, e) description- column for brief description of each item being packed. Table is same to shopping list but without price and shop.
· The language is in note firm and in table format
Imagine you came back to Tumtum Academy from home last week. You brought stationary, clothing, bedding and sanitary material. Write the inventory you had kept by the end of week the first week. Your items should not be more than fifteen.
Format and content to have:
· Title to have owner’s name, phrase ‘inventory’ and the date of last modification.
LANDO’S SCHOOL INVENTORY AS ON 17TH JUNE 2020.
· Body- to have basic rubrics in the question included under categories
· Serial number- column with number for each category
· Category- column with list of the categories
· Date in- column for the date the item was entered
· Item- column for names of items
· Quantity- column for the quantity of each item
· Description- column for the description (opinion/ condition, size, shape, age colour, originality, material, purpose)
· Price/Value- the price in Ksh or the sourcing method such as donation or gift
· Date out- Column for the date the item was taken out by self or others
· Quantity out- column for the quantity taken
· balance- Column for what remained after quantity out
· Sign/name- column for the sign or name of the person (self or others) who took
The language is that of note form in table format.
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has released the lists of shortlisted candidates for the various administrative posts that it had advertised in August, 2019. TSC had advertised 6,043 promotion/ administrative vacancies. Of these, 2,310 are for head teachers(T scale 10; Grade C5) while, the remaining 3,733 are for Deputy Head teachers II (T scale 9; Grade C4). Applications were submitted online and Shortlisted candidates have been invited for interviews at varied dates and venues. The lists of shortlisted candidates feature: the advert numbers, TSC Numbers, Names, Teachers’ Stations, Sub-county, Interview dates, Venues and time.
WHAT TO CARRY TO THE INTERVIEWS
Shortlisted candidates will be required to present the following documents during the interviews:
1). Certificate of good conduct
2). Clearance Certificate by the Higher Education Loans Board, Helb.
3). Clearance Certificate from EACC
4). Clearance Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau
It was a sweet victory for the Gesero Secondary School’s soccer Under 19 boys and girls teams as they successfully defended their Kisii County trophies as the games came to a close at Nyachogochogo secondary on Saturday 8th June, 2019. The Boys’ team popularly known as the Tsunami had to overcome the hard battling Nduru Boys at today’s finals. The game between Gesero and Nduru was decided on spot kicks after both teams failed to score in regulation and extra time. And when the spot kicks were taken Gesero emerged victorious converting four of their five penalties against Nduru’s three.
Apart from Gesero Boys (Soccer Boys under 19) and Girls (Soccer Girls under 19), regional boys’ volleyball defending champions Mogonga defended their County trophy by overcoming compatriots Sengera; who also qualify to the regional games. Other teams that will grace this year’s regional games are: Omwari (Volleyball Girls), Mogonga (Netball), Mobamba (soccer boys under 16) and Riyabu ELCK (soccer girls under 16).
Kisii county Secondary schools term two games qualifiers
Kisii county will be represented by the following teams at the Nyanza region term two games that kick off on 18th to 22nd June, 2019, at Kisumu Boys:
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to bring the following information to the attention of all institutions presenting candidates for the KNEC examinations:
Examination Results Slips and Printouts
Each of the institutions that enter candidates for the KNEC examinations shall receive a hard copy of the institution’s examination results printout and result slips which captures the following information:
1. Institution’s Code and Name
This appears on the top left side of the printout. The institution’s code is a unique number by which an examination centre is identified by the Council. This is the number that an institution should always quote whenever communicating with KNEC.
2. Candidates Details
Below the institution’s name and code are details of the candidates. These details include the index number of the candidate, year of examination, gender, individual subject grades and the mean grade.
The important features of the examination results are as indicated below:-
X – denotes an absent candidate. A candidate is declared absent if he/she did not sit for one or all papers in the examination. However, for the KCPE examination results, the symbol AB indicates an absence;
Y- denotes that the candidate was involved in an examination irregularity. For the KCPE examination results, the symbol 00 indicates an irregularity;
P- denotes that the candidate’s examination results have been pended due to infringement on the entry requirements for the examination e.g. incorrect KCPE details for entry in KCSE examination;
W- denotes that the candidate’s examination results have been withheld on suspicion that the candidate has been involved in an examination malpractice and investigations are ongoing;
U- denotes ungraded examination results due to infringement of the awards criteria.
Mean Grade Award Descriptions
Mean grade will be X, if a candidate is absent in all subjects
Mean grade will be Y , if one or more subjects are cancelled
Mean grade will be U, if the entry requirements for the KCSE examination are not met
Mean grade will be CRNM, if the course requirements for the Teacher education, Business and Technical examinations are not met
Mean grade will be P, if results are pended
Mean grade will be W, if the examination results are withheld;
The details of pended, withheld and irregularities are communicated to the institution through the Sub County Director of Education at the time of release of the examination results and are received by the institutions at the same time with the examination results.
Release Of Certificates
Once certificates for a specific examination are ready for collection/dispatch from KNEC, the institutions shall be informed through the mass and print media, Sub County Directors of Education and/or the heads of institutions:
All certificates for regular candidates are issued through the Heads of Schools/Institutions and to private candidates through the Sub County Directors of Education.
The Kenya National Examinations Council reserves the right to withdraw a certificate for amendment or for any other reason should this be necessary.
Upon the release of KCPE and KCSE examinations, the candidates can access their results through SMS number provided during the official release of results. The KCPE candidates are expected to access their result slips through the KNEC website immediately after release of the examination in their respective schools.
Download the full centre’s results, after they have been announced, at: www.knec-portal.ac.ke
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