3 February 2012

Kenya: Team to Prove Decline in Murang'a Education

The Murang'a County Education Stakeholders have formed a committee to investigate the pathetic low standards of education in the area.

The Committee consisting of Professors, education officers, Knut officials, DEB members, of Head teachers association were given the mandate to guide the forum on how they can address the pathetic education standard in the region and recommend solutions.

Murang'a County was number 40 out of 47 counties while in 1980's it used to lead in KCPE. The team will be led by Professor Edward Wairagu of Nairobi University. Speaking at Murang'a Teachers Training College in Murang'a South, Wairagu attributed the low standards of education to ignorance by the stakeholders, blame game, poor managerial skills by school managers and failure to embrace change.

The meeting was attended by Central Provincial Director of Education Peter Nyagosya all DEO's from the region, KNUT officials, 5 Mps from the region Peter Kenneth (Gatanga), Elias Mbau (Maragua), Clement Wambugu of Mathioya, B.C.Muturi of Kiharu and Maina Kamau of Kandara. Others were former Mps Eng. Joshua Toro and Joseph Kamotho. Conspicuously absent was John Michuki of Kangema and Jamleck Kamau of Kigumo who is out of the country on official duties.

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