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Makini Schools shake up could lead to job losses

By Evan Wanjiku
Makini Schools new management has embarked on a restructuring programme that could lead to the sacking of workers whose jobs have been rendered redundant.

In a statement to parents and guardians, the academic giant’s Managing director, Martin Sharman, said that regrettably, some job descriptions are no longer aligned with the Makini School’s future, and as such, will have to be done away with.

Sharman, however, added that the sacked employees will be free to apply for the new advertised roles, if they feel qualified.

Smoother operations
The Director added that some jobs will be transferred to other Makini campuses in Nairobi and Kisumu.

According to the Makini boss, the restructuring will lead to some outcomes, such as the realignment of jobs with the institution current needs. The new format will also ensure that all the employees at Makini will be situated within a management with clear structures.

“Updated policies will be implemented to objectively guide all functions within all departments in the organization,” he said.

He also affirmed that the medical policy within the company will see vast improvements, to enable Makini’s employees have the best access to health services. Such an incentive will also ensure that workers remain within the organization, without feeling the need to look for a better employer.

In addition, added Sharman, the reorganization will enable Makini Schools to operate more smoothly, while offering its staff rewarding perks in both salaries and growth within a better management structure.

New owners
Schole Limited is the new owner of the Makini group of schools, after purchasing it from founder and owner, Mary Okello. Schole Limited acquired a 71% per cent stake in the company for a reported Sh1 billion.

Schole also runs other schools in Africa: Crested Crane Academy and Pestalozzi Education Centre in Zambia, and Kisubi High School in Uganda.

Also Read: Owners Of Makini School And Fee Structure