Following the retirement of most of the principals, a leadership crisis is looming in the majority of secondary schools in Nyamira county.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was criticized by the county’s Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Chairperson Job Oira for taking too long and sluggishly replacing retiring principals.
According to Oira, school principals who have retired during the past two years have not been replaced.
He stated that deputy principals serving in an acting capacity currently oversee the majority of secondary school administration.
“It is also unfortunate that the majority of the deputies who are acting as head teachers do not meet the qualifications to be considered for promotion by the employer,” Oira said
Speaking at the prize-giving and education day on Friday at Nyambaria High School, Oira urged TSC to act quickly to guarantee that the retired principals are replaced in order to prevent the administrative crisis.
Lewis Nyakweba, the executive secretary of the Nyamira County Kuppet, who was present at the event, lamented the large number of teachers who have remained in the same position without promotion.