Matiang'i: Stop using school children to entertain us, teach them instead

Matiang'i abolished prayer parties in schools, terming them a prerequisite for examination leakages.

 

Matiang’i has pulled a trudge to school heads and administrators saying that heads and county directors of education will be held responsible if the practice does not stop, a local daily reported.

“Let us allow our children to be in school and learn. We cannot be removing them from school so that that they can come and entertain us. That is very wrong,” Matiang’i said during the just concluded national conference on curriculum reforms.

Teach them

Referring to the ‘accessible education for all children’ slogan, Matiang’i has said that no school going child should be used to entertain guests or even take part in the sensitization of voters to take to take part in the constitutional right of enlisting as voters.

“These are children who have no voting cards and we should not waste their valuable time. No one should get out children to stand on the road to sing,” he said.

Commenting on the ongoing reforms for a new curriculum which is due to commence in May, Matiang’i said tertiary level intuitions will be the next on the list to be hit by the reforms.

“Tertiary level institutions, including universities, colleges and technical education institutions should urgently re-examine their curricula with a view align them with the reforms from the basic education to complete the education cycle in Kenya,” Matiang’i told the conference participants.

Reforms

Matiang’i has been on the limelight owing to the radical reforms he has induced in the ministry of education, ranging from curbing of massive national examinations cheating to change in curriculum in schools.

Last year, the CS abolished school visitation and related parties in schools as a measure to cab possible examinations leakage, which he attributed to such events in schools.

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