EDUCATION sector problems blamed on lack of stable leadership at Jogoo House Nairobi

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;

“We had Mr James ole Kiyiapi as the Education PS and before he could sort out our problems, he left. Then Prof George Godia came in. We have a very good rapport with him but we are again not sure whether he will still be the PS,” he said.

“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.


3 comments for EDUCATION sector problems blamed on lack of stable leadership at Jogoo House Nairobi

  1. But what was this mutula fella doing there all this tym...only dancing to the tune of mini skirts???

  2. lets hope Jacob will get the mathematics right..miniskirt guy is a total disappointment!

  3. This Wangai man is simply campaigning for PS Godia. Period!

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