Even as we tend to think that the government is the overall watchdog over our schools in the respective areas in counties, we also have a role to play as far as the management of schools is concerned. So before we blame the government for failing to take action in this issue or that, we need to ask ourselves if we have done our part as the community.
I have seen situations where parents of certain schools that have performed poorly in national examinations take matters into their own hands and forcibly evict and chase awat the head teacher from the school.
But the question is why the parents had to wait for such a long time in order to take action with the excuse of poor performance? That’s why there is Board of Management (BOM) which consists of us in the community and as such parents make direct contributions when it comes to making vital decisions concerning learning of the school.
Let there be dialogue between the parents and teachers so as to know if the progress of learning is moving on smoothly.
This means we should have noted something is not going on well as far as performance is concerned and such an issue should be raised in school meetings.
Silence means nothing and so if parents identify a mistake but chose to remain mum, then they are to blame for taking no action. The same parents know whether the teachers have been serious with teaching like for a case I heard a parent lamenting that teachers in his home school attend at school at their own leisure.
In such a case, something ought to be done to rectify such situations. Remember prevention is better than cure. This means it’s better to act well in advance than to wait for poor performance to react angrily blaming the head teacher.