Kaloleni MP Paul Katana has expressed fears that the tiff between Education CS Professor George Magoha and the Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT will negatively affect the education sector.
Speaking in Kaloleni on Thursday, urged Professor Magoha to embrace all stakeholders in education for effective and efficient implementation of the Competency based curriculum CBC.
“I want to tell Magoha who was recently appointed to the post that you cannot personalize education. You must bring on board all stakeholders in education because what we need is quality education for our children and not just education. Every issue can be addressed when leaders have dialogue,” said Katana.
Katana said parliament will bring on board both KNUT and the ministry to iron out the differences.
“The unions should sit down with the Cabinet Secretary and come out with a better way in which the education system will be conducted in this Country,” he said.
Last week Magoha toured Kilifi County to assess primary school teachers from Lamu, Tana-River and Kwale Counties who were being trained on the CBC at Pwani University and maintained that nothing was going to stop the launch and implementation of the new system of education.
“We are going to work with everybody, those who are with us and those with different opinions. As Kenyans, as so long as we fix ourselves on the goal which is to deliver the CBC, we shall deliver. If we all agree on everything then it means that one of us is not being truthful or both of us are not going anywhere. But the point that must be taken into consideration is when we engage one another is that we are not going to stop the launching and moving forward of the CBC. Our glass is not half empty, it is half full and if it is half full give us the water to fill it, don’t say pour down the water and go and start looking for another filling,” he said.