The Ministry of education has issued a circular on the appointment of new members to the schools’ Boards of Management (BOM). According to the Ministry, the tenure of the current members come to an end in January, 2022.
According to Section 22 of the Basic Education Act, 2013, the tenure of service for the Chairpersons and Members of the County Education Boards is four (4) and three (3) years respectively.
The current County Education Boards (CEBs) and Schools Board of Management (BoMs), appointed in February 2019, will expire in February 2022.
The Ministry now directs that the process of replacing the current members be started immediately.
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“The purpose of this letter therefore, is to ask you to start the process of nomination and selection for appointment of new County Education Boards in accordance with Section 20 (1) (a — k) and School Boards of Management in accordance with Section 56 of the Basic Education Act, 2013.” Says Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha.
Magoha says names of the respective nominees should be forwarded on or before 30th November, 2021 through the following offices:
County Education Boards to the Principal Secretary, State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education;
Boards of Management of Primary Schools to the Director, Primary Education; and
Boards of Management of Secondary Schools and other institutions excluding Primary Schools referred to in Section 55 of the Basic Education Act, to the Director, Secondary Education.