By Joy Macharia
Motivating teachers will improve the performance especially in public institutions, Ahadi Kenya boss Stanley Kamau alias Kamau Wa Ndutu has said.
Wa Ndutu decried that motivation and rewards have been directed to learners forgetting those who guide and impact knowledge to them; the teachers.
According to the anti-jigger crusader, teachers face myriad challenges just like workers in other sectors and need to be encouraged by way of motivation to post better outcomes in their schools.
Speaking at Karunge Primary School in Mathioya the philanthropist said if stakeholders in the education sector would also appreciate the good work done by teachers, better grades would be realized since they would feel acknowledged in the society and by the education fraternity.
Wa Ndutu had visited the school to reward teachers of his former school after they helped the institution post great improvement in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
“It’s the high time we also motivate teachers even as we do so to our pupils and students, by so doing we shall kill two doves with one stone and we shall spur better performance in schools,” he said.
He also decried the poor state of schools’ infrastructure and called on government to up their game saying many schools in rural areas were in deplorable state.
He also called for prudent utilization of infrastructural money sent to the learning institutions to ensure that learners and teachers get a conducive environment to carry out their day to day business
“Learning institutions which excel in national examinations have better working environment as opposed to those that do not post impressive results. It’s a challenge to education stakeholders to ensure institutions within their areas of jurisdiction operate in better buildings,” added Kamau
He promised that his organization will continue supporting teachers from various schools within Murang’a county with the aim of motivating them.
During the Saturday occasion, all teachers from the school were gifted as well as learners who sat for their KCPE this year.
On his part, MP Kimari noted the huge chunk of money from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) has been channeled to the education sector where he said that in some schools, they have constructed new buildings to help in ensuring learners operate in better houses.
“With the money we get as NG-CDF we have constructed new dining halls, classrooms and also rehabilitated old buildings in some schools. Soon we will embark on a program to motivate teachers as we target to improve education standards in Mathioya Sub County,” he added.