CS Machogu Urges Teachers and Parents to Accept KCSE Results
The Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu has urged parents and teachers to accept the performance of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates.
He said that they did their best in the examinations and therefore no student should be discriminated against because of the results.
CS Machogu said this in West Pokot where he presided over the launching of a modern tuition block worth Kes. 82.7 million at Tartar Girls High School. He said that no candidate had failed because they have the opportunity to join any institution of their choice based on their performance.
“I want to ask all parents to consider enrolling their children for tertiary training even if they did not attain the minimum university entry grade. No child should be discriminated against since the government has invested heavily in post-secondary education through the leadership of President Dr. William Ruto to cater for all candidate’s needs who sat for their KCSE exams,” said CS Machogu.
Machogu called on school administrators to make use of the resources the government has provided to ensure that all students are served equally for their future benefit.
He added that the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) will be successful because the government will allocate Kes. 15,000 per child in Junior Secondary School. He also implored local leaders to support the government using the National Government’s Constituency Development Funds (CDF) in the construction of classrooms and laboratories.
Machogu said that the government will finish the construction of additional classrooms for junior secondary schools within the stipulated timelines.
Initially, Kes. 1,000 was allocated per child but CS Machogu said that the sum has been increased to Kes. 15,000. 25% of this will be used for development of school infrastructure.
According to him, capitation for schools will be released on time. He gave assurances that School Management Boards and called on them to utilize the funds for the efficient implementation of the CBC.
He added that the government, alongside other stakeholders of education will build 7,000 laboratories in schools across the country.
Regarding the employment of teachers, CS Machogu said that West Pokot County has had a lot of teachers recruited out of the 30,000 teachers being recruited by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). He said that the government is committed to ensuring that marginal areas are not robbed of their right to education.
“West Pokot County which has a teacher shortage of about 1,000 is privileged to have 687 new teachers for primary and 184 for secondary schools,” he said.
He also said that the government is doing its best to ensure that teacher shortage is addressed.
Machogu implored leaders from West Pokot to embrace peace to ensure that the local population embraces peace, especially around the county’s borders.