A meeting to discuss the draft basic education regulations was held at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development on 29th August 2014.
The second meeting brought together different stakeholders in the education sector including the Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB), Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), and Kenya Schools of Heads Association (KESHA), Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
Education PS’s Prof Belio Kipsang and his Higher Education counterpart Prof Collete Suda were present in the meeting. The first meeting was held last month where the participants had received the draft to go and study.
The Basic Education Regulations seeks to streamline the provision of basic education by ensuring that there are clear guidelines on all matters pertaining to the governance and administration of schools whether public or private.
It also seeks to clearly define the different roles to be undertaken by each party which makes it easy for one to be able to fulfill their mandate.
The meeting was to allow the stakeholders to debate discuss and comment on the draft which they had already received.
The stakeholders were taken through the sections of the draft giving them a picture of what was included before the stakeholders were able to present their views on any sections that they did not agree with. All the stakeholders gave a short overview of any changes they desired before presenting their memorandums to the Ministry of Education.