CBC to stay- Magoha

Education CS Professor George Magoha addressing teachers in Kirinyaga County during the KNUT Post World Teachers Day celebration yesterday

The Competence Based Curriculum  (CBC) is here to stay after the government formed a  Task Force  to seek views from all the stakeholders over system , Education CS  George Professor  Magoha has said.

Magoha said the education system which seeks to replace the 8-4-4 was an ideal one  for the country’s future needs  and only required some panel beating to make it  conform with the aspirations  of Kenyans .

“But even as  we embark on refining this new education system we must understand and bare in mind that there is nothing which is perfect in this world since certain issues  and challenges keep emerging but we must soldier on,” the  CS  stressed.

Speaking in Kirinyaga County during  the  Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) post World Teachers  Day Celebrations , the CS  also urged the educationists not to demean themselves  by always singing the Pesa chorus given how noble  their profession was .

“If you reduce  yourselves  to mare hecklers and charlatans  by always looking at the monetary aspect , then you remain  at one level and  become a laughing stock .

He told teachers to  fully commit themselves to the perfection of their profession regardless of the many handles along the way .

“Am urging the teaching fraternity to show the highest degree of patriotism by delivering quality education to  our children whose future and that of this great nation will  depend on,” he said.

Education CS Professor George Magoha (center) in a group photograph with the too KNUT leadership when he graced the Union's Post World Teachers Day celebration in Kirinyaga County. Also in the picture is the local Deputy Governor Wachira Githanda (in a blue suit)   .He was representing area Governor Anne Waiguru at the fete

He assured the teachers  all the gains which had been made in the education sector during his tenure will not be eroded by the incoming administration but instead would  be enhanced for the sake of the educationists and the leaners .

The KNUT Secretary General Collins Oyuu  who   was the host  urged the new Kenya Kwanza administration to ensure  the 58,000 teachers it had promised to hire were actually hired soonest  possible .

He said the huge teacher deficit the country was facing was compromising the quality of education due to the high teacher/pupil ratio.

Three  Legislators from the country promised to support  the teacher’s cause at all times given it was through their (teachers), devotion  they were holding their elective positions .

The legislators  Gachoki Gitari (Kirinyaga Central ), Njeri Maina   the local Woman MP and the area Senator Kamau Murango who had graced the occasion   also promised to ensure  anything teachers received their total support in parliament .

Local Deputy Governor Wachira Githanda  who represented Governor Anne Waiguru said the county will be working  closely with the teachers  to ensure they succeeded  in their endeavor to impact knowledge to the children.

Kirinyaga central MP Gacoki Gitari speaking during the KNUT Post World Teachers Day celebration held in Kirinyaga County yesterday and graced by Education CS Professor George Magoha.

The celebrations brought KNUT leadership from East of the Rift Valley Counties where they showed their solidarity in their quest for better terms and enabling environment  to discharged their mandate .

The local Union leadership was led by its branch Executive Secretary  Patrick Kanaiyu  urged the local county administration to  provide the necessary basic infrastructure for the ECD  learners .

“The current infrastructure for most ECD learners is wanting while at the same time such structures are set far away at the  corners of various primary schools making the toddlers feel  segregated and hate being in school  ,” the official noted .

Tharaka –Nithi was represented at the fete by the union's National Trustee Mutani Njoka who assured the new administration of teachers total commitment in actualizing the quality education Kenyans yearn for .

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