Friday August 16, 2019 - Kenya National Union of Teachers officials have been locked out of an education conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

According to reports, the officials were asked to get identification badges from the Interior Ministry in order to be allowed in.

They were locked out of the National Curriculum Conference attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for public dialogue on the curriculum and through that generate ideas that could help refine and enrich it. 

It provides a singular opportunity to engage curriculum developers and implementers, ask tough questions and demand convincing answers.

KNUT had vehemently opposed the new curriculum out of fear that it will water down the role of teachers. 

The union had claimed that there was inadequate teacher training, poor infrastructure, lack of legal framework although Parliament approved Ksh2.4 billion for the implementation of the new system.

According to KNUT Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, CBC reforms fit into the global education reforms movement modelled around huge business interests, increasingly being rejected worldwide.


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