Prof. George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, has urged parents to be satisfied with the institutions to which their children have been placed, describing the selection process as “very accurate.”
According to Prof. Magoha, the Form One placement intended to strike a balance for the learners and provide them with an equal learning platform regardless of their socioeconomic situation.
On Wednesday in Murang’a, the CS said he would treat the parents’ raving with the contempt it deserved, adding that he was proud of the procedure.
“Our goal is to ensure that every child is placed in a secondary school slot based on their performance,” he said.
You can bet this would be a chaotic procedure if we allowed the parents have their way. Those who believe they are financially able to send their children to private schools may do so.”
Prof. Magoha stated that in order to preserve educational continuity, the weakest links must be addressed, which can only be accomplished by ensuring that all students are treated equally.
“We have a situation where the middle class wants to self-procreate and forget about those below them,” he observed, “but they too need equal possibilities.”
He applauded the government’s decision to establish an affirmative fund for slum children, which has enrolled 9,000 children who would be admitted to schools of their choosing.
“Some of these youngsters are exceptionally intelligent, but they will be unable to pursue their ambitions if they are unable to complete their education owing to poverty,” the CS stated.
On the construction of the CBC classrooms, Magoha indicated that progress is at 92 percent nationwide, but he expressed his disappointment with some counties that are falling behind.
He singled out Murang’a and Nyeri counties, saying the construction is 90% complete but he doesn’t understand why it is taking so long.
Something is going on in the Central region that I don’t seem to be aware of because there is a delay that I don’t anticipate “he stated
“I expect the remaining work to be finished in a week, allowing us to move on to the second phase of the project.”
The CS is an acronym for “Computer Science.” The second batch of classrooms will be completed by July, according to the company, which has already recruited contractors who can work quickly.