By Mary Daraja
The government says no one will teach in any school in Kenya unless they are registered with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
The announcement was made Monday morning by Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i at a stakeholders’ meeting at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
The CS ordered TSC to vet teachers of the international schools in the country to ensure the quality of education offered is not compromised.
He also directed that all international schools in the country must from April, 2017 start teaching the History of Kenya and Kiswahili language.
Emphasizing the need for quality education, the education CS said the government will make its decision on Bridge International Academies in the Country in the best interest of learners.
The CS, when he made an impromptu visit to Wami and Bridge International Schools in Kawangware, Nairobi in November this year, observed that the learning environment was unsafe.
Last month, Uganda’s High Court ordered the closure of a chain of private schools over concerns about poor sanitation and its curriculum.
The Bridge International Academies group opposed the ruling claiming that it offers affordable, high-quality education to its 12,000 pupils, who often come from poor families.
Bridge International Academies has major backers, including the UK government and the foundations of philanthropic billionaires Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
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