Kajiado Governor Dr David Nkedianye met with Kajiado primary school heads association (KEPSHA) at Amboseli Serena hotel to discuss the education standard of public primary schools in the county.
The two day event brought together head-teachers from many primary schools in the county to discuss the feeling of education in the county.
According to statistics of performance last year, in Kajiado north the mean score in 2015 was 297, in Kajiado central 248.64, Kajiado south 255, Mashuuru district 248 and in Isinya district 299.75.
The issues discussed were strategic planning in schools, involvement of head-teachers in ECDE schools, employment and salary of ECDE teachers, schools title deeds, bursaries, children with special needs and co-curriculum activities.
On involvement of teachers in development, the teachers asked to be involved in the implementation of projects because some contractors do not want to cooperate with teachers. Governor Nkedianye told the teachers a rule for all contractors to involve those on the ground will soon be in place.
On title deeds the teacher said most schools don’t have title deeds and many people are claiming ownership of school land. Nkedianye replied that his government is processing many title deeds for all schools and return stolen school land like in Ngong township primary.
On ECDE, the teachers said they need to be involved in the recruitment of teachers and also improve the salaries of the ECDE teachers.
The Governor said the county government has employed over 620 ECDE teachers and intents to improve their salary gradually and have built over 300 over classes.
On bursaries, the teachers asked to be included in bursary committee and also in looking for sponsorship for bright children.
Nkedianye noted that the tussle with the MCA has hindered the provision of bursary funds.
On strategic planning, Nkedianye told the teachers his government will be moving around the county to access the performance of all public schools. He added that he will be rewarding schools performing well and also help the underperforming ones.
The teachers were later taken for a game drive at Amboseli national park.