As a way of addressing the poor performance recorded in last year`s National examinations, education stakeholders in Lare ward of Njoro Sub County have commenced a program to empower teachers with better interpersonal skills with students and parents.
Teachers from 21 primary and secondary schools are now benefiting from the motivational sessions that are spearheaded by professionals from the ward.
The ward was among areas ranked last in Nakuru County in last year`s national examinations results released by the Government.Speaking to the press in the area, Lare Ward Representative Phillip Wanjohi said the initiative seeks to bring education stakeholders on one platform where they can extensively address the issue of poor performance.
“The schools` performance has been in sharp decline for the last three years and my worry is that this may hinder development” he said.
This is an annual program that Wanjohi says will be conducted with support from the Government and other education stakeholders in the County.
The program engages seasoned motivational speakers to inspire teachers, parents and students in to actively taking up their roles in the bid for nationally competitive education standards.
Alfred Arita- one of the regular motivational speakers says interactions among education stakeholders are key in acquainting each participant with their distinct and noble participation in improving education levels in society.
“Underperformance can be attributed to a range of school based factors and therefore teachers should consider teaching a mission to a meaningful goal to students and pupils to which they impart knowledge rather than a job they are hired to do” said Arita.
Arita says the same program will be replicated to other schools in the country in order to improve performance.
Similar sentiments echoed by James Maina-a local head teacher who is also the chairperson of the Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) in Njoro.
“The cause is timely and relevant and with the motivation talks teachers are increasingly inspired to provide meaningful services to pupils and students and the program is poised to improve the area`s academic standing on the national stage” he said.
According to Maina, an inspired teacher will help students to grasp learning concepts leading to desired results after examinations.
Sentiments echoed by Gladys Gichuru-a parent who says the program will boost cooperation among stakeholders on common goals of high education standards which she says accelerates social economic development of society.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Parents and Teachers in Lari,Njoro during a motivational talk.As a way of addressing the poor performance recorded in last year`s National examinations, education stakeholders in Lare ward of Njoro Sub County have commenced a program to empower teachers with better interpersonal skills with students and parents.