Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has defended the government’s decision to lower grades for students enrolling to teacher training colleges.
Ms Mohamed explained on Tuesday that the decision was based on the affirmative action law that is covered in the Constitution.
The CS noted that regional differences make it impossible to gauge all students the same way, hence the need for equity, which she said will not affect the quality of education.
Therefore, she said, learners in some regions will require D+s and others C-s for certificate and diploma courses.
Speaking at the University of Nairobi (UoN) during a meeting by the Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM), Ms Mohamed said the government is setting a basis for injecting equality in learning, the affirmative action way.