Education officials advised against guided tours of institutions

Written By: Claire Wanja

Education officials have been advised to visit dormitories and toilets students use whenever they inspect and supervise schools.

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The Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education, Dr. Julius Jwan said the officials need to go where students sleep and also see the condition of the toilets to establish friendliness of the learning environment in the schools.

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Dr. Jwan made the remarks when he met senior education officials, led by the Director General Mr. Elyas Abdi at the Kenya School of Government (KSG) last week.

The Principal Secretary advised against guided tours of the institutions, saying the officials must inspect every part of the school, including dormitories, toilets and classrooms.

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School inspection and supervision is part of the basic role of Quality Assurance and standards system whose objective is to ensure quality control through regular inspection and continuous supervision of instructional and other educational services in the schools.

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Also present during the occasion were Country Directors of Education and their counterparts at the sub country levels.

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