Nandi governor Stephen Sang warns the ministry of education against locking out the stakeholders in the implementation of the new education curriculum.
He blamed the education CS Professor Gorge Magoha for adamantly dismissing the politicians, the Clergy among other lobby groups who want to be included in the fastracking of the CBC program in the country.
Speaking in the closing ceremony of a two-day’s training session for 1300 Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers in Nandi, Governor Sang urged the government to accept reservations from the lobby groups and interest parties.
“We are the politicians and also parents, the CBC is good and our critique is to make it better and not to devastate the government programs,” he said.
Noting that the parents and teachers are not well aversed with education reforms, the county chief argued that it threatens to derail the rolling out of the CBC.
” We find ourselves as parents in awkward situation with our children pestering us with technical questions assigned to them as homework. This comes as a result of lack of the training materials that should guide in impacting knowledge, and majority of the schools has not received tutorial books for the ECD,” Governor Sang revealed.
Governor Sang further said to have sought partnership with the Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) which its has supplied teaching materials including books and tutorial guidelines for the ECDE teachers and learners.
However, Governor Sang emphasized that his government would continue enhancing ECD schools and apart from putting up over 100 ECDE classrooms across the county, the 1,300 teachers have been enrolled into permanent and pension able terms.