EDUCATION sector problems blamed on lack of stable leadership at Jogoo House NairobiNews 04:24
Friday, the 26th of April 2013 - The head of the Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) Ernest Wangai has blamed the lack of stable leadership in the Ministry of Education for the problems facing the education sector.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing private school directors’ forum at Sai Rock Hotel in Mombasa, Wangia said that Permanent Secretaries and Ministers posted to the Education Ministry are changed too frequently;
“These frequent changes in the ministry are pushing back the progress made,” he added.
Wangai however stressed that the association had had a good relationship with the former Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo.
At the same time, Wangai accused the Government of not involving it in the discussion on Form 1 selection. Wangai said that private and public schools students should be treated fairly during selection;
“In 2012, private schools were given 34.5 per cent, this year we were given 45 per cent but all this is not firm. We need a stable policy on selection that will be permanent,” he said.
The KPSA chairman also called on the Jubilee government not to leave private schools out as it prepares to roll out its free solar laptop project.
The Kenyan DAILY POST