Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has continued with his impressive work after giving a directive to International Schools in the country to begin teaching History of Kenya and Kiswahili language.
Matiang’i gave the schools until April next year to comply.
Speaking while unveiling a report on Bridge International Academies, the CS further directed the Teachers Service Commission(TSC) to vet teachers of the international schools in the country to ensure the quality of education is not compromised.
“Teachers who come to international schools are supposed to come to the Ministry first, we do their reviews and the credentials they have. Then the TSC registers them according to the standards they have; if they are coming to offer the British National Curriculum, for example, TSC has systems of confirming that those people have the qualifications to teach the British National Curriculum or whatever international curriculum they have come to offer,” he said as quoted by Capital FM.
He noted that integration and collaboration of Ministry and TSC officials at the school level is crucial to ensure effective supervision of curriculum implementation and delivery and administration of policies and guidelines set for basic education.
“Let us agree like this; if that school is in your jurisdiction, as the County Director and there are people teaching there and they are not registered by TSC, we already have an issue right there. And to be very honest with you, if we implemented the law and enforce the law we would not be having this discussion about who is teaching down the road in a corner but they have no qualifications because TSC has not registered them,” he added.
Additional Reporting by Capital