By Tsozungu Kombe.
Coast residents have been urged to work closely with school Boards if they want to raise the education standards in the region.
Delegates at the regional Kenya Primary School Heads Association Conference were told to support their local Boards of Management (BOM) in running of education affairs if they are to compete in the national arena.
Regional Education Coordinator, Mohammed Kike (pictured) advised primary and secondary school heads to involve BOM members when sourcing for funds to implement development projects for accountability.
Kike, however, urged all education stakeholders in the region to work in harmony during implementation of the new education curriculum for the betterment of their students.
“Implementation of the curriculum reforms does not rest on the Ministry of Education officials alone, but it fully needs support from all stakeholders to raise the education standards in the area,” he said at the closing ceremony of the Coast region annual conference in Ukunda, Kwale County.
At the same time, Kike said all stakeholders should ensure essential learning facilities are provided to enhance effective teaching and learning.
Further, Kike warned schools against conducting tuitions during weekends, school holidays and after school hours saying any institution found flouting this directive will be dealt with severely.