KUCCPS News: Do not blame school principals for unfilled KUCCPS slots, application for or revision of KUCCPS 2020/2021 choices is not their forte
10 reasons why KUCCPS should not blame secondary school principals for unfilled KUCCPS 2020/2021 slots
LET US BE FAIR IN OUR JUDGEMENT. PRINCIPALS ARE NOT KUCCPS AGENTS NEITHER ARE THEIR OFFICES KUCCPS 2020 HELP DESKS!
Last week, interesting details emerged from KUCCPS data which seemed to implicate secondary school principals.
According to KUCCPS data, most KCSE 2019 candidates had missed out on their favorite KUCCPS 2020/2021 course choices during the first revision of courses due to either failure to apply for the choices in time or late application.
This obliged KUCCPS to release a list of the 45, 000 affected students to re-apply for KUCCPS 2020/2021 second revision of courses depending on the available slot.
To view the full list of the 45,000 affected students, click on the link below:
The most interesting part involved the shifting of the blame to secondary school principals.
In this article, Newpro shall outline 10 reasons as to why school principals should not be blamed for unfilled KUCCPS 2020/2021 certificate, diploma and degree choices
- KUCCPS application fee (Kshs 1, 500)
Anyone who cares to listen understands very well the predicament that some school principals are facing when it comes to the collection of school fees.
In one of the schools in Molo sub-county in Nakuru County, the principals, pushed to the wall, has been forced to introduce meal cards, a tedious way of encouraging parents to pay the Kshs 3, 000 tuition fee as directed by the Ministry of Education.
You can imagine the donkey work that the master on duty is subjected to. It means that the teacher on duty has to physically be present to man against those who have not paid schools fees.
If school fees which is mandatory is an uphill task for some parents especially those in sub county schools, what about the Kshs 1, 500 KUCCPS application fee.
Besides, a principal has been reduced to a ceremonial figure within the school so there is no way s/he can force parents to pay the KUCCPS application fee to facilitate the application process.
- Internet inaccessibility
The second factor that should be taken into account before throwing stones at our heads is accessibility to the internet.
Some schools are located in the anals of some regions. To pronounce their names accurately, you need a one-week tutorial before you can come through.
The point that I am trying to put across is simple, network coverage and internet connectivity are alien terms to some schools.
So no matter how many workshops s/he attends, the principal will always “speak for the bush.”
How do you expect such a head to effectively guide and sensitize learners on the need to apply for and revise their KUCCPS 2020/2021 choices?
It is high time KUCCPS came up with a program aimed at sensitizing parents and KCSE candidates on the need to apply for some of the available KUCCPS choices and the stakes involved.
- Tight KCSE Schedule
Another reason as to why principals should not be blamed for unfilled slots at the KUCCPS is the tight KCSE schedule that they have especially in the third term of our academic year.
Surely, so much is expected of the old folks. Remember that majority of them have attained the age of 50. Sometimes they are bound to forget some engagements that do not directly involve them.
Their roles range from handling gross misconduct among learners and teachers to becoming centre managers during KCSE exams.
Besides they are expected to physically pick and safely return KCSE candidates’ scripts.
MY PLEA IS, LET US BE FAIR IN OUR JUDGEMENT. PRINCIPALS ARE NOT KUCCPS AGENTS NEITHER ARE THEIR OFFICES KUCCPS HELP DESKS!