Education CS Magoha blasts Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza coalition for criticizing CBC
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has told off Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders who have constantly attacked and opposed the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
Speaking at St. Patrick's Makunga secondary school in Trans Nzoia County during a spot check visit on the preparedness of the school for the roll-out of Junior secondary, Magoha said CBC should not be politicized.
The tough taking CS insisted that the system is there to stay and called on the critics to offer proposals that will help strengthen the system.
"The government of Kenya has invested heavily in this system and there is no way we can just do away with it just because some people are not happy about it. Forget about politics, I don't entertain politics because President Uhuru Kenyatta did not appoint me to do politics" Magoha said.
He cautioned politicians who will assume office after the August 9 election not to interfere with the education system.
"As a professor, I can tell you, this system will cure corruption of cheating because there is no need for cheating and rigging in exams. The system is all about learners' competence," he added.
Magoha revealed that the government through his ministry has secured 230,000 teachers who will teach junior secondary schools students.
"Next time you hear me go public I will give you numbers. We have trained over 230,000 teachers. Actually, that training will continue. The training we are talking about is how to change their teaching methodologies."
Magoha said teachers training colleges and universities have aligned their syllabus to CBC.
"People who are going to do education now, they will find that syllabus is in line with CBC. So anybody who says you are to stop CBC has not stopped to think. It will mean a lot of things and doesn't forget these children have been doing CBC now for eight years. If you want to change the system, it is better to look at it if there is a fatal issue and ask yourself do you want to correct it or you want to go back to where we have come from," he said.
Magoha said he is ready to exit from public service after the end of President Uhuru Kenyatta's term in office in August this year.
"Forget about the politics, because me I don't entertain, sina haja. I don't need anybody's vote. In fact, when the President leave I too will and he has not convinced me to tell you this," he added.