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Education cs Fred Matiangi says he will carry on with reforms in Education sector/FILE PHOTO
BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI, JAN 8,2017-Education CS Fred Matiangi says he will not be distracted by those uncomfortable with reforms being implemented by his ministry in the education sector.Addressing equity foundation officials ,students and parents during the launch of this years Wings to fly scholarship program under the master card foundation on Monday in Nairobi Matiangi thanked all officials who supervised and marked the 2016 national exams in the country for a commendable work done and told them to shun any opposing voice condemning their work.
The CS further said time had come for Kenyans to stand and be counted in a wake of reforms being undertaken by the government in the education sector insisting that they are meant to bring credibility in this country’s future education and salvage the generation of young people.”Let us be honest and stop cheating children with marks that they do not deserve” he said.
The cs also recalled the obstacle encountered by all those who managed last years national examination which included outright opposition from the head teachers who were unconformable with the ongoing reforms in the education sector especially in the second tern of last year and added that just like in any sector whenever changes are introduced they are bound to face resistance and therefore the education reforms currently being undertaken can not be an exception
.He further added that his ministry will also carry on the reforms at the university level saying that that is the way to go. While acknowledging the role played by religious organizations in the county in promoting education and urged them to support the government in the onging reforms in the sector.
The Cs also announced that the ministry will partner with equity foundation to consolidate the available bursaries in order to one single program that will benefit even more needy children countrywide.During the event also graced by equity bank management led by Dr James Mwangi 1,700 scholarships were given to needy students across the country and one in every 47 counties.