Following a request for a meeting from the Chairperson of the Education Students Organisation (ESO) Mr. Munyora, the Dean, School of Education Prof. Fatuma N. Chege met the team of the education student leadership on 4th February 2014 at the School of Education Boardroom. The ESO Chairperson was accompanied by the following;
- Gordon Oketto -Vice Chairperson
- WinnieNsuta - Education Treasurer
- Hillary Ochieng -Education Organising Secretary
- Ken Oyugi -Transition Committee Chairperson
- Sato Terrence - Education Congress Man
The students noted that in the recent history, education students have not had the chance to discuss issues of their concern with their dean in a roundtable fashion.
The agenda for discussion entailed issues of:
- Overcrowding of classrooms for specific education units,
- Clarification of core units for teaching subjects,
- The education labour market, e.g. the TSC requirements
- Motivating education students the teaching profession
During the meeting, the Chairperson of the Department of Educational Foundations, Dr. Isabella Kamere was invited to respond specifically to some of the challenges regarding overcrowding of classrooms for units in her Department. Dr. Kamere explained that she was aware of the challenge and assured the student leaders that she had already addressed the matter and that the University was responding accordingly. With regard to clarification of core units in the teaching subjects, the Dean promised to liaise with the relevant schools to provide the relevant information. She also agreed to pursue the issue of possible lectures from the relevant personnel of TSC regarding the students’ employment concerns. In addition, the Dean requested the Education Student leaders to talk to their peers on matters of personal security while on campus and outside so as to minimize the risks that could lead to injury or loss of life.
With regard to questions of delay in releasing examination results, the Dean informed the students that the University had put in place a new policy on examinations which would eradicate the occasional delays. The students requested the Dean to facilitate motivational and advisory meetings with Education Students, which she agreed to do.The Dean acknowledged the great support that the School has continued to receive from the student body and the University Management thus making it relatively easy to respond appropriately to the emergent academic needs of its students. The Dean urged the students to continue supporting the School and the University by being honest and accountable to self and others; working hard in their studies, setting good examples and keeping safe and always out of trouble. She reminded them that the School Office was meant for their services and hence they needed to keep in close contact on any relevant issues as well as provide feedback.
At the end of the meeting, the students’ representatives thanked the Dean for being available and for sharing the plans and activities of the school, which made them more informed.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:53