Ministry investigates on unregistered schools
A probe by the Auditor-General has revealed that schools are recruiting untrained and unqualified teachers, while some educators are taking on subjects they did not specialize in during training, compromising the quality of education in the country. An inquiry into the registration, supervision and monitoring of schools and independent colleges by Auditor-General Mrs Mildred Chiri established that there was inadequate inspection of schools by Government inspectors, which has affected standards at both public and private learning institutions. An inefficient registration system for independent colleges was also leading to some institutions beginning operations before being fully registered in terms of the law. The audit was commissioned by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in response to a public outcry on the sprouting of unregistered schools and the quality of education offered in the country.