The ministry of education has been planning war of transparency in schools in the past three years, majorly concerning the usage of public funds meant for school projects.
The private officials from the ministry have tried to compile a survey done in schools and the data collected reveals that only about a third of the funds is professionally retained in schools for projectwise purposes, while the rest can’t be traced or accounted for.
According to private reports from reliable and trusted sources, some school administrators use the excuse of paying the teaching and non-teaching staff an exaggerated amount, but in real sense they pay less by even ksh 3000, that is not reflected in the actual school payrol vouchers.
This exercise is just done as a way to keep some change to themselves that could facilitate them invest in their projects, fuel their RAV4s, Harriers etc. and even take a drinking spree with friends daily, month after month.
Ironically, the affected teachers could not complain due to fear of being sacked, and maybe he or she is the breadwinner of their families.
Their silent cries could be over since just immediately after the show cause warning from the Ministry of Education to some managers, over the misappropriation of school funds, as outlined by the private survey group from the ministry, some have shown some compliance with the move, and are ready to be investigated over the same.
With such moves, school administration could be sanitized in one way, and BOM teachers could now start getting treated like other TSC employed teachers.
Infact, some schools have already increased the renumeration offered to BOM Teachers, now that form one’s have started reporting to schools for their first term. With this move from the government, more schools are expected to give BOM Teachers and other non teaching staff better pay for better service delivery.