KNUT slams Matiang’i over new changes in the education sector

KNUT slams Matiang’i over new changes in the education sector

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The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion (left) and Chairman Mudzo Nzili. FILE/PHOTO.

Nairobi, KENYA: Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has slammed Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi over what it termed as individualistic decisions determined in the ministry over education matters.

In a media briefing during the launch of Status of Education report by UWEZO Kenya in Nairobi KNUT sec. gen Wilson Sossion accused Dr Matiangi of ignoring input of other players in such cardinal matters; warning that such development is not healthy in the education sector.

“I am telling my brother the CS , have got an opportunity ,don’t get controversial get professional, listen to views of everyone and let us fix what must be fixed ,where inputs are required .lets steer clear from politics .”Sossion said

This comes after Matiang’i last week announced major calendar changes and scrapping of visiting days and prayers in schools during third term, in a bid  to curb exam cheating.

He turned the heat on the universities’ quality of education saying that the union is concerned over the decline in quality of education in the institutions.

“Even universities have collapsed in terms of engaging in research activities and have now become hubs of business,the quality of education in our universities is declining .”He said.

On the other hand,a report launched by UWEZO Kenya on education, indicated that across the country girls enroll and progress faster in schools than boys except North eastern where opposite is true.

The report also indicated that the country is still divided in matters regarding access of education and learning outcomes.

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“Our report shows clearly that our country is really divided when it comes to school readiness ,access to school ,progression through school and learning outcomes.”Emmanuel Manyasa, Manager of Uwezo Kenya said.