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MOE Book Policy

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Regional Education Officers must uplift exercise books on a termly basis for distribution to schools in the next term. Textbooks must be uplifted within 2 weeks of notice, failing which, Regional Education Officers will receive a stern warning from the…
Adequate and appropriate facilities should be in place to ensure safe and secure storage of books. This may include a repository with book racks/shelves and pallets to prevent ground moisture and destruction. The Department of Education has ultimate responsibility; assuch a…
The Role of the Headteacher The Headteacher shall manage the textbooks allocated to his/her school by ensuring that: a Textbook Management Committee, of about four staff members is established in Grade A and B schools. all textbooks are inventorised. Refer…
The Headteacher and class teachers have a pivotal role to ensure that the books are used for class teaching and to aid the completion of homework assignments. Education Officials, including District Education Officers, Curriculum Officers and members of MERD Unit should…
School-Level Audit The school shall conduct annually a self-audit of textbooks in its custody. This school-based audit is primarily for the purpose of ascertaining the quantity, titles and levels on hand and the number unserviceable and current needs. The School…
The Regional Education Officers and Principal Education Officer must engage the Audit Section to prepare a schedule for audit of schools in their Education Districts. The Regional Audit Section (in the case of the Administrative Regions) and the Field Audit…
Learners must return all books at the end of the school term/year. Teachers must check-off books against the Book Agreement Form and have parents sign Ledger of Textbooks on Loan. Each teacher must submit to the Headteacher, the names of…
Learners must return books before Progress Reports/Examination Results/Recommendations/References are uplifted. Parents must replace or pay for lost/damaged texts. (The Headteacher is expected to request the cost of the book(s) from the Regional Education Officer/ Distribution Unit. For learners who have…
Objectives The main objectives of this Book Policy are as follows:
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