CS nominee, Ezekiel Machogu Promises To Deal With Headteachers Withholding Learners’ Certificates
The list of issues that the Education CS nominee is promising to deal with if he is going to be approved as the Cabinet Secretary for Education are increasing from time to time with the latest concerning headteachers withholding learner’s certificate.
Mr Ezekiel Machogu has said that he will deal with headteachers withholding learner’s certificate after completing 8.4.4 course.
To offer a permanent solution, the education CS has said he will even consider ensuring that KNEC issue certificates directly to students if teachers do not stop withholding certificates.
The other issues that CS nominee has promised to deal with include:
1. University Fund Crisis and Staff welfare
Mr Ezekiel Machogu has to promised to address the perennial issue in universities such as funding crisis and staff welfare.
In a statement, he said that he is aware how the university lecturers, staff members and other workers are suffering in the present Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs).
On university funding, Education CS nominee said that he will ensure cartels within the ministry who have thwarted Universities Fund’s full empowerment to discharge its mandate will be uprooted.
2. Examination Cheating and Malpractices
With a lot of concern, education CS Nominee has not that examinations cheating and malpractices is a major thorn in the country that must be dealt with urgently.
In a statement, he said while in Kisii that he will deal decisively with exam cheating once given a go-ahead to serve as education boss.
He added that he will engage all education stakeholders to streamline the education sector and improve education standards in the country.
To deal with examinations malpractices, Mr Machogu has hinted that surveillance must be intense to curb this vice.
3. Training Of CBC Teachers
While speaking on Friday when he appeared before the National Assembly Committee, education CS Nominee said that it was not enough for teachers to go through a one-week induction-course on the Competency-Based Curriculum. He promised to retrain teachers once the task force with its mandate.
4. Delocalization of Teachers
Lastly, education CS nominee has also promised to scrap the Teachers Service Commission’s (TSC) delocalization policy and replace it with nationalisation.
According to him, nationalisation will encourage teachers to work in hard-hit areas on their own initiative.
Education CS nominee says nationalisation will put teachers’ circumstances into account.