Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto has faulted the government over hiccups in the implementation of the new curriculum and free primary education. He pointed out that the new curriculum implementation is in a state of disarray due to lack of learning materials, shortage of teachers and shallow training.
Speaking in Kapenguria, Mr. Moroto insisted that the rush to implement the new curriculum has affected secondary school education and will affect tertiary institutions and universities. He urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene in the matter. Moroto further said that the funds for free education haven’t reached many schools because officers in the ministry have been squandering money. “What is the money doing yet some schools have one teacher for eight classes?” he posed.
He said all education stakeholders should be incorporated before the implementation of the new system begins, “We need views from all stakeholders and the Ministry of education shouldn’t do it alone. We need proper and extensive public participation.”
He added that the new system requires a good foundation and enough resources. “It needs a lot of human resources and massive investment. We should prepare well and have enough learning material because the system calls for lots of practical skills,” he said.
The Kapenguria MP faulted the Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha for the mess in the education sector, and that the CS is disrespecting some leaders in the country.