KENYA: Nun Wins Principal of the Year Award

MOMBASA JUNE 27, 2017(CISA) – Sr Anastacia Amollo, Principal of St. Mary’s Lwak Girls High School has won the 2017 Principal of the Year Award (POYA).

“I thank God. I am humbled. I can say I have won this because of my commitment and, more so, my dedication, love and passion in what I am doing,” Sr Anastacia of the Franciscan sisters of St. Anna said after receiving the trophy.

“I appreciate those who have supported me and I am glad to have reached this level. I am grateful to all, especially my school and the employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC),” she added.

Sr Anastacia won alongside Mrs Philis Wangechi of Mahiga Girls Secondary School and Mr Paul Thairu Kamau of Loreto Girls Secondary School Limuru both winning the Teacher of the Year Award (Toya) and the ICT Teacher of the Year Award (i-Toya) respectively.

The winners were selected from 23 competitors, eight from the Poya category, eight from the Toya section and seven from the i-Toya segment.

They both received KSh100, 000(USD1000) each and trophies for outstanding performance during the Annual principals’ conference held at the Wild Waters Centre in Mombasa on June 23.

Speaking during the event TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia said that the winners will receive promotion for their outstanding performance.

“I direct that they get promotion to the next grade immediately and the promotion should be reflected in the new collective bargaining agreement that becomes effective from July 1.”

The teachers went through a rigorous process from the sub-county, county and national levels where they presented a PowerPoint report, were interviewed by a panel of professionals and had to outline their achievements both in and outside the classroom.

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