The note below is from TSC and it notifies all TSC teachers under BoM over being barred as members under school boards of management.
Part of the Circular reads :
Regional Directors of Education
County Directors of Education
Sub County Directors of Education
RE: NOMINATION AND APPOINTMENT OF BOARDS OF MANAGEMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
Reference is made to our circular Ref No. MOE.HQS/3/6/90 dated 4 th October, 2021 on the above subject matter.
The various nomination panels are mandated to carry out the task of proposing persons under Section 36 of the Basic Education Act, 2014.
It has become necessary to issue the following instructions;
a. It has been decided that employees of Ministry of Education and Teachers Service Commission shall not be nominated for appointment to Boards of Management.
This however does not apply to appointments of Teacher Representative done under Section 56 (1) (c) of the same Act and the Head of Institution who is the Secretary of the Board of Management as per Section 62 (1) of the Act.
This is done to avoid officers getting conflicted in the discharge of their duties.
b. Similarly, the composition of the Parents Association should be done with a view of conforming to the instructions when it comes to co-option of such persons into the Boards of Management.
Any nominations that may have been done contrary to the above instructions should be revoked with immediate effect.
The notification also reads, “Ensure Bring this to the attention of all Principals and Headteachers of Basic Education Institutions under your purview”
By Julius O. Jwan, PhD, CBS