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Teaching and Learning


As with primary education, provision of secondary education by the state is non-fee paying. Secondary education (S1-S5) is compulsory up to Secondary 4 and is delivered in regional secondary schools at the state level. On completion of Secondary 4, a small number of students choose to enter training/apprenticeship schemes at the level of tertiary/non-university education and training. Regionalization means that secondary-age students are concentrated in fewer regional centres, rather than remaining in relatively small district primary schools.

For curriculum purposes, this stage is sub-categorized as lower, middle and upper secondary. Both state and fee-paying private providers offer secondary education Act of 2013, there are 10 regional secondary schools and three fee-paying registered private schools offering secondary education.

The section will be responsible for the overall supervision of Secondary schools.

Roles and Functions

 •     Monitors the overall administration of secondary schools to ensure compliance to policies and guidelines

 •     Ensures that the school management teams create and maintain an environment which promotes and secures quality teaching and learning

 •     Collaborates with other partners in order to advise to improve quality of services offered to school

 •     Liaises with teachers, curriculum developers for effective delivery of programmes

 •     Works with schools to identify school needs and possible areas required improvement in terms of facilities, structures etc.

 •     Monitors the overall functioning of the secondary school and each of the different cycle

 •     Ensures that schools have the necessary structures in place and monitors their contribution to school development.

 •     Supports schools management in the process of transforming their institution into productive organisation

 •     Monitors the use of existing structures in schools and provides necessary guidance to ensure their progress and effectiveness.

 •     Works with school to improve community collaboration and professional partnership

 •     Ensures the development of projects and programmes

 •     Monitors the implementation of projects, programmes and policies in schools to ensure consistency and adherence to establish the standards.

 •     Ensures that schools make effective use of available resources (human, material, financial. etc.)

 •     Ensures proper management of resources (material, financial etc.)

 •     Ensures that schools have the necessary resources required and advise school management

 •     Organises and coordinates training/workshop for school management

 •     Provides guidance and support to school management teams to be more effective in leading innovations in their schools

 •     Monitors students and staff performance

 •     Assists school management in reviewing their practices and presenting a coherent and accurate account of their performance

 •     Plans for secondary schools to be equitably staffed quantitatively and qualitatively

  •  •    Maintains good working relationship with Sections/ Units /Schools to ensure that staff related issues are addressed promptly