The Education Cabinet nominee Ezekiel Machogu has highlighted four issues he will address once confirmed.
According to the education CS Nominee there a number of issues that affect the smooth running of the education sector in the country.
Here are the four issues Education CS nominee has vowed to deal while in office:
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, Machogu has noted 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.
He says nationalisation will put teachers’ circumstances into account.