Written by Protus Simiyu
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The Kibabii Diploma Teachers Collage Principal handing over a present to Prof. George Eshiwani at Namachanja secondary school during the district Education Day held at the school. The Prof. called for the abolition of tuition to enhance good performance. [Photo | Protus Simiyu ]
Former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Prof. Goerge Eshiwani has urged County Education Directors to abolish holiday tuition as they do not add any value towards good performance.
Prof. Eshiwani noted that renowned schools posting goods results in National exams do not conduct tuition programs saying there is no need to burden parents with holiday tuition fees.
Speaking in Namachanja Secondary school during the Bungoma South District education day where he was a quest speaker, he urged teachers to instill confidence in pupils and students to pass national exams as an alternative.
“Teachers should teach at the right time and train students to take exams as they should be taken without holiday tuition,’’ Prof. Eshiwani said.he former Kenyatta University VC said there was no need for the government to change the 8.4.4 system saying the problem is with the curriculum.
“The problem is with the curriculum, how is it in line with the new changes,’’ he urged.
Prof. Eshiwani said the government should focus on changing the curriculum so that it carters for the needs of society today especially advancements in the ICT sector, honesty, integrity and national integration.
He challenged teachers to embrace ICT advancements while pointing out those teachers who are not computer literate need to be re-trained in order to keep the needs of pupils and students.
The educationist appealed to pupils and students to embrace the culture of working hard to achieve their future dreams.
“Having a dream will be of no value because it entirely depends on the grades you get in national exams, if you are spending less than 3 hours outside what teachers are offering, definitely you are not working hard,’’ he challenged.
He said Mathematics and English subjects are key to good performance in National exams apart from French, Germany and Kiswahili, all lessons are conducted in English’’
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