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Ministry Of Education Issues Directive Concerning BOM Membership

The Ministry of Education has released a circular dated the 5th of January regarding the constitution of the Board of Members in schools.

The Circular was addressed to Regional Directors of Education, County Directors of Education and Sub-County Directors of Education.

The Circular, which referenced an earlier circular Ref No. MOE.HQS/3/6/90 and dated the 4th of October 2021 regarding the same subject whereby teachers have been barred from being members of the Board of Management team for schools.

Under Section 36 of the Basic Education Act of 2014, the nomination panels are mandated to propose persons for BOMs.

As such the directive has now barred employees of the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) from being nominated for appointment to Boards of Management.

However, the directive exempts Teacher Representatives that is done under Section 56 (1) of the aforementioned Act and Heads of Institutions who are secretaries to the Board of Management as stipulated in Section 62 (1) of the Act. This is to avoid confusion or conflict in the discharge of the directive.

In the same way, the constitution of the Parents Association is to be done with the intention of following the instructions when it comes to the co-option of such persons in the Boards of Management.

Any nominations done without following the directive will be revoked with immediate effect.

The Regional Directors of Education, County Directors of Education and Sub-County Directors of Education have also been instructed to inform all Principals and Headteachers of Basic Education Institutions about the directive.

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