Kwale school adopts a strategic plan to boost learning
A primary school in Kwale county has adopted a five-year- strategic plan that gives a clear roadmap on how to mobilise and utilise the school’s resources.
Kichaka Simba Primary School headteacher, Japheth Matingi, says the plan developed by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) scholars will go a long way into actualising the vision of the institution as a centre for academic excellence.
The 2019-23 strategic plan will also address the teenage pregnancy menace in the area and boost extra-curricular activities in the next five years. It also informs on how to boost staff morale and pupils admission from 304 currently to 500 pupils by 2023.
Under the plan, KCPE exam performance will be enhanced by 27.60 points annually from the current mean score of 262.59 points. Teaching facilities and infrastructure will also be improved and academic clinics held while parents and teachers are expected to join pupils regularly on sports days.
Unveiling the plan, Mombasa Catholic Archbishop Martin Kivuva, a former chairman of the school’s Old Students Association, asked parents and teachers to actualise the dream so as to empower and sustain pupils with skills to enable them to register impressive performance.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) Administrative director Dr Fridah Simba said new developments coupled with insufficient funds in public schools in Africa are major challenges in the management of schools. “This plan provides for efficient use of public funds,” said Dr. Simba.