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TSC transfers St. Gabriel Isongo teachers after outcry by parents

By Antynet Ford

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has transferred all 17 teachers of St. Gabriel Isongo School, in Mumias Kakamega County. This comes a few days after the community’s invasion over poor 2023 KCSE Examination results.

Angry parents allegedly attacked the school principal, ousting him on the pretext of continuously recording poor KCSE results. The angry parents arrived at the school at around 8 am and rushed to principal John Wafula’s office where they dismissed and blamed him over the school’s mediocre results.

According to the parents, the school had been previously performing well but the results deviated after the coming of the now-transferred principal.

“In the past, we used to score a mean of more than five points in KCSE before this teacher was appointed as the head teacher. Currently, we are struggling with a mean of less than 2 points.” The parents explained.

The upset parents have linked the poor results to the teacher’s habit of frequently sending students home for school fees.

“He has been sending students home for as little as KSh 200 balance, causing them to waste significant time on the road and at home – time that could have been spent studying,” mentioned another parent.

“Many students have ended up getting pregnant because they stayed at home for extended periods.” Another parent added.

Out of the 179 students who took the KCSE exam last year, only one achieved a C+, allowing direct entry to the university.

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