Othaya Girls’ Secondary School Principal Jane Kimiti Wins AU Continental Teacher Award 2020

Jane Kimiti

Othaya Girls’ Secondary School principal Ms. Jane Kimiti has won the AU Continental Award for 2020.

Kimiti beat 50 other teachers to win the coveted Award

The award is given based on the teaching philosophy and achievements of teachers since joining the teaching profession

Jane Kimiti, the principal of Othaya Girls’ High School, was announced the winner of the AU Continental Teacher Award for 2020. The award was handed to the winner on Monday after being nominated by TSC to represent Kenya in the competition.

In 2019, TSC declared the principal as the winner of the Principal of the Year Award in 2019 for her magnificent contribution to modern and quality education in Othaya Girls through ICT integration.

In the continental award, Jane competed against 50 other teachers from all regions of Africa. Each of these nominees were mandated to present their personal teaching philosophy and record of professional achievements.

Kimiti was recognized for her impressive contributions to the cultural and social aspect of education as well as helping students to focus on long-term career goals. Her impeccable labors to stimulate quality teaching and stakeholder engagement has also played a big role in the honor.

The principal has worked for 25 years in the teaching profession, having emerged from humble beginnings. She started as a classroom teacher before becoming a departmental head, a deputy principal, and inevitably a principal. Kimiti has a Master’s Degree in Education, Curriculum Studies.

TSC boss Nancy Macharia hailed the win and remarked that Kenya is ripe with able leaders and best teachers. Furthermore, Macharia alleged that teachers’ exertions should always be recognized by way of bestowing accolades.

Indeed, rewards inspire and motivate teachers do better in their work, leading to improved performance in learning and education.

Congratulations Teacher Jane!

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Fredrick Chepkonga

Mr. Fredrick Chepkonga is an educator and writer in Kenya with great experience in writing and research on education, economics, and finance topics. He has passion in mentoring young people to develop responsible citizens and future leaders.

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