Nairobi, 26 April, 2023 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Managers of Catholic private schools in Kenya have been urged to approach contemporary challenges in their institutions of learning by employing objectivity and “wise leadership”.
In his presentation on the first day of the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association (CaPEIA) conference, the Deputy Director of Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI), Wycliffe Wasike, said school managers also need to be guided by “vision and commitment”.
“The challenges of modern schools require the objective perspective of the manager as well as the flashes of vision and commitment that come with wise leadership,” Mr. Wasike said Tuesday, April 25 at the start of the three-day event taking place at the Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
He highlighted aspects that make “an effective leader and manager in the rapidly changing 21st-century organization”, including individual’s personality, leadership style, passion, and value system.
“If you have a passion for what you are doing, if you value what you are doing, then we are talking about a great Institution,” the Deputy Director of KEMI said at the conference that had the Chairman of the Commission for Education and Religious Education (CERE) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Bishop Paul Njiru Kariuki, in attendance.