Stakeholders in the education sector have been urged to motivate teachers, especially those from public schools in an effort to improve performance of their institutions.
Ahadi Kenya Trust Director, Dr. Stanley Kamau, noted that in most cases motivation is only directed to learners forgetting the welfare of teachers. He observed that teachers face challenges like other workers, thus the need to be encouraged and motivated to post better results in their schools.
Kamau was speaking when he visited his former primary school, Karung’e in Mathioya sub county where he rewarded teachers for making the institution great improvement in 2020 KCPE.
“Motivation most of the time comes to students forgetting that teachers also need encouragement so that they can go an extra mile in teaching their learners well,” he said.
He also challenged the government to improve infrastructure especially of schools in rural areas.
“Some schools lack basic infrastructure like toilets and classrooms. Money directed to support rehabilitation classrooms need to be utilized prudently and allow teachers and their learners to operate in a conducive environment,” he said.
“Schools which usually excel in national examinations have better working environments so it’s a challenge to education stakeholders to ensure institutions within their areas of jurisdiction operate in better buildings,” added Kamau
He said his charity organisation will continue supporting teachers from various schools within Murang’a County with the aim of motivating them. During the Saturday occasion, all teachers from the school were gifted as well as learners who sat for their KCPE this year.
He was accompanied by Mathioya MP Peter Kimari who noted the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) is currently funding rehabilitation of schools within the constituency.
He observed that a big part of the money channelled to CDF goes to the education sector, adding that in some schools, they have constructed new buildings to help in ensuring learners operate in better houses.
“With the money we get as NG-CDF We have constructed new dining halls, classrooms and also rehabilitated old buildings in some schools. Soon we will embark on a programme to motivate teachers as we target to improve education standards in Mathioya Sub County,” he added.