Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has told off those opposing the new system of education.
Magoha said that he will ensure the implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) system of education becomes a success as the government has invested a lot in making sure that every child is treated the same when it comes to education.
He warned the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) to expect a serious duel in the lawsuit filed against CBC last week.
“Let me do my work, you do yours…tupeleke kortini, we’re going to meet you there…but I can assure you, as the full back, when I say mpira haipiti, haitapita. Why don’t you leave education for the educationists? The parents at home are the greatest teachers of all time,” he said.
The CS maintained that the new system of education is the best for the country, adding that it is here to stay.
“Unlike 8-4-4, the system is engineered to help learners identify their strengths and nurture their talents at an early age. Those opposing this system should tell us what alternative they have for the Kenyan child,” Magoha said.
His sentiments came a day after National Parents Association (NPA) said that they will defend a case opposing the CBC.
NPA Chairman Nicholas Maiyo said that they are in support of the system noting that their concern is the judicial decision that could disrupt children’s education.
Maiyo urged KICD to roll out nationally to every parent the Parental Engagement and Empowerment Manual which was developed.
“We will join the case as parents representing 10 million children in public primary schools. We thus hope that first: whoever brought this suit bears the interests of our children at heart, is a parent with a child or children in public schools, is our member, spoke to us and we responded to them in earnest and is generally honest and sincere to the cause at hand,” he said.