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