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SCHOOL MANAGEMENT

Chairman of Board of Governors

Mr. Vincent Kambo     –       Managing Director  Solartronics Energy Systems

Principal

Esther Magayu

Deputy Principal

Mrs Margeret Shiholo

Chairman of Parents and Teachers Association

Mr Joshua Olang

Treasurer of Parents and Teachers Association

 

Chairman of the School Infrastructure Committee

 

School Chaplain

 

Coordinator of School Standards and Quality Assurance

 

Director of Studies

 

Dean of Students

 

School Bursar

 

Head Girl

 

Deputy Head Girl

 

HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION IN KENYA

Secondary Schools are categorised in Kenya as either public or private. The Kenya government sponsors public schools by providing teaching staff through the Teachers Service Commission. The fee paid by students in public schools is regulated by the government and is used to buy teaching and learning resources. It is also used to buy boarding facilities and pay workers who assist in the provision of services to the students. Public schools are further categorised into:

  • National schools which admit its students from all districts and municipalities in the republic of Kenya.
  • Provincial schools which admit students from the province in which the school is situated.
  • District schools, which draw all its students from the district it is situated.
  • Private schools are owned and managed by individuals or organisations that determine their own admission criteria. Private schools help to increase admission space in secondary schools as public schools cannot admit all that join form one.

Public and Private schools can be boarding or day schools. Secondary schools can be boys or girls or mixed schools. Nembu Girls' High School is a Girls’ Provincial  School & admits students from all the districts and municipalities of the country.

All Public schools in Kenya are managed by a Board of Governors (BOG) appointed by the Minister of Education Science and Technology. The member that are considered for this role must have shown their potential to contribute in rendering voluntary service towards the promotion and management of education. The purpose is to of mould the youth to be patriotic and useful to self and the society at large. This in effect means that the school should be an institution that produces physically fit persons of sound mind, moral integrity and refined character.

The BOG consists of a Chairman, Secretary and the members. The BOG elects from itself an executive committee that has delegated powers to manage the school on behalf of the Board of Governors. The Principal of the school is delegated to administer the school on daily basis as the Secretary of the Board.

It should be noted that all the transactions by either the executive committee or the Secretary are endorsed by the Board of Governors. Nembu Girls’ has had a committed Board that has played its role very well. Its core functions include:

  • Planning and development of physical facilities for the purpose of learning, teaching in the school.
  • Sourcing and management of school finances which includes receiving all fees, grants from public funds, donations and any other income to the school. The Board is required to prepare approve and implement both the recurrent and development budgets of the school.
  • Organize, direct, supervise and monitor approved projects and programmes in the school.
  • Recruit, appoint and discipline the non-teaching staff in the school. The Teachers Service Commission seconds the teaching staff to the Board for service in the school.
  • Discipline of teachers and students under the general guidance of the TSC and the Director of Education respectively.
  • Regulate the admission of students subject to the general direction of the Director of Education.

The Board of Governors is also guided by;

  • (The education Act chapter 211 of the Laws of Kenya (Revised 1980).
  • The Teachers Service Commission Act Chapter 212 (1967) of the laws of Kenya.
  • The Teachers Service Commission code of regulations for Teachers (Revised 1986)
  • The code of management for secondary schools and teachers training college approved by the minister for education, (Order of 1969).
  • The Kenya National Examination Council Act Chapter 225A(Revised).
  • Any agreement entered between the previous boards and a recognised trade union that represents the interests of the non-teaching staff in the school.
Another body that also manages the affairs of the school is the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA). This is a welfare body that brings together the teaching staff and the parents of the school. This body has office bearers that include the Chairman, Secretary, who is the Principal of the school, the Treasurer. This body generally provides the funds approved by the BOG for the development of the school. It has 15 members drawn from Parents and Teachers. The PTA at Nembu Girls’ has done tremendous work in the following areas.
  • Bringing closer the staff and the parents of the school.
  • Providing a forum for discussion on all aspects concerning the school and its activities.
  • Providing opportunity for exchange of views between the staff and parents.
  • Organising social activities with an aim of bringing staff, parents and the BOG closer together.
  • Providing, through its fund raising efforts, for equipment, scholarships, improvements and development to the school.
Both BOG and PTA through their office bearers and membership have steered the school academic standards to a level that is admirable and this is seen through the consistent improvement of results of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations.

The PTA have always played an important role in two areas;

  • Participating in the discussions concerning the annual school budget. The receive the recommendations of the BOG and discus them. They then approve it, which in effect approves the school fees to be charged every year.
  • Participating in the discussions concerning the identification of development projects and prioritization. They then participate in the implementation of the projects as members of the projects and procurements committees.

 SCHOOL FOUNDATION

a)     ESTABLISHMENT:

Nembu Girls’ High School  is a Provincial  Girls’ boarding school managed by the school’s Board of Governors. It is a public school established on a Christian foundation providing the secondary cycle of the 8-4-4 system of education. It is a three stream school.

b)     MISSION

·                      To make Nembu girls' a center of academic  excellence through quality teaching and learning to develop mind and soul.

·                      To develop character founded on the fear of God and nurture talents in preparation for a life of service.

c)     VISION:        To be an academic center of choice.

d)     GUIDING VALUES

We, the Nembu Girls’ High School , in pursuit of excellence, cherish the following ideals as our guiding values;

                      i)        N:          Nurture the virtues of truth, integrity honesty, professionalism, teamwork and meritocracy.

                     ii)        E:          Ensure adherence to ethical practices of teaching and learning.

                    iii)        M:          Moulding Girls to develop with a positive attitude to respect and value others.

                    iv)        B:         Building accountability and transparency in all the dealings and operations.

                     v)        U:         Uplift individual potential and instill sense

e)     MOTTO:                        Strive to excel

g)     OBJECTIVES:                To be a centre of excellence in;

a.                                                      Development of educational skills.

b.                                                      Character building founded on reverence to God to bring out virtue.

c.                                                      Awakening, stirring and developing individual talents and special leadership qualities.

d.                                                      Helping the student to discover and establish a foundation for a successful career.

h)     SCHOOL CORE-FUNCTIONS:

a.     Teaching of and learning by students

b.     Measurements and evaluation of the learning by students

c.     Preparing students for excellent KCSE results

d.     Guide students to competitive courses in institutions of higher learning.

e.     Identifying and developing talents of students

f.      Developing student character to bring out virtue

i)      ADMINISTRATION:

The School Board of Governors, which is appointed by the Minister in charge of Education is responsible for the management of the School.

The School Parents and Teachers Association which comprises of all the teachers and parents compliment the B.O.G. in implementing the school policy which facilitates the effective management of the school.

The teaching and non-teaching staff carry out the day to day responsibilities which sum up in the effective implementation of the school programmes.

The school prefects co-ordinate the student body in participating in the effective implementation of the school programmes.

SCHOOL POLICY

(a)           Admission

                Admission is only done at form one based on merit.

 (b)          Curriculum Opportunities

The school provides a wide variety approved curriculum to enable every student to make appropriate and considered choices in pursuit of career opportunities and character development.

 (c)          Curriculum Implementation.

The student is positioned at the centre of the design of curriculum implementation in which the;

      i)        teacher is the key facilitator and role model.

     ii)        school management provides the diverse appropriate quality resources and an enabling environment.

    iii)        parent is an important stakeholder providing financial and emotional support.

(d)           Curriculum Evaluation.

It is the responsibility of the teaching staff to evaluate curriculum implementation, a process which an academics committee sets standards and oversees the successful implementation. The students should be able to take the Kenya National Examinations with ease at the end of the four year course.

(e)           Co-curricular Activities

The school provides a wide variety of quality resources and opportunities* to enable every student to be motivated to engage in activities that will release and develop talent and provide recreation.

 (f)           Discipline

In recognition of the pivotal role that discipline plays in the successful implementation of the school curriculum and realisation of the school objectives, the school administration provides a guideline of expected behaviour in form of rules and regulations.  Everyone is expected to act with integrity at all times.

(g)                   Fees

The School operates on a budget* approved by all stake holders. It is expected that parents/guardians pay school fees in time; on or before the beginning of every term for the fees of that term.

 (h)          Staff

The school endeavours to maintain a highly motivated and qualified staff which exhibits professionalism and team spirit, prepared to provide a good role model to the students.

 (i)           Religious Practices

The school provides a guideline for religious activities* with the aim of maintaining harmonious co-existence among the members of the school community and giving appropriate priority to academic matters.

 (j)           Visitors

The school maintains an approach of hospitality to all visitors and requires that all such visitors seek permission from the Principal to facilitate and guide the visits.

 (k)          Student Welfare

The school aims at providing appropriate basic health care, a pro-active counselling programme and a balanced and quality diet.

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