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Matiang'i, Magoha are to blame for delocalisation - Gachagua

Collins Ogutu | 6 months ago
Matiang'i, Magoha are to blame for delocalisation - Gachagua
Matiang'i, Magoha are to blame for delocalisation - Gachagua

Kenya Kwanza deputy presidential candidate Rigathi Gachagua has continued to blame the government, now stating that delocalisation policy by the ministry of education is putting teachers’ marriages and families at risk.

Speaking during a Kenya Kwanza campaign tour in Meru County on Tuesday, Gachagua pointed a finger at the Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha and the Interior counterpart Fred Matiang'i claiming they did not find solution to address the issue.

Gachagua said he will suspend delocalisation policy if elected as teachers will be working from their place of origin in the country if Deputy President William Ruto is elected in August.

"There is this CS called Magoha he formed ties with another arrogant fellow Matiang'i they initiated delocalisation program transfering teachers across the country. They transfer the husband to Wajir while the wife is sent to Migori leaving the children behind.  This hurts families," he said.

If the coalition takes the lead, the Kwanza government will abolish delocalization policy as is set up now and replace it with a program that appreciates that teachers as a national resource and at the level of entry in employment.

To promote national nature of education, Ruto's government aims to offer an incentive to the teachers so that those who voluntarily want to teach outside their counties or localities can be paid an allowance.

Among other reforms the Kenya Kwanza seeks to conduct is ordering for an audit on the current Competency Based Education Curriculum (CBC).

The DP Ruto camps calls for a review accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommendations to determine the effectiveness of the CBC program.

The review, according to Ruto, will take stock of issues that have come up since the education program was implemented.

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