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Opposing of the new education system

30 March 2012, 09:01 Paul Kanyiva

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The new planned education system, that is, the 2-6-6-3 system planned by the government was openly opposed by teachers at the Kenya International Conference Centre on Wednesday.

The system which was supposed to call for crapping of the olden 8-4-4 Kenyan education system was rejected by the heads of primary and secondary schools led by the Kenya National  Union of Teachers (KNUT) chairman Wilson Sossin.

He claimed that the old 8-4-4 system only need a few implementations and improvements rather than uprooting it altogether and embark on the planned system. He also said that the new system is so European having adopted a number of irrelevant policies from the European countries.

"Kenya does not need a summer holiday, we are not Europeans" he said. This statement was drawn from the proposed school calender that has created a long break stretching from August into September leading to students spending five weeks out of school.

The changing of the current structure can as well be defined as inadvisable and irrational. According to it, learners will spend two years at pre-primary school, six years at primary school( three in lower classes and another three in upper classes) before spending an additional of six years at secondary school( three in lower classes and the rest in upper classes).

The propposal will also need over Sh 300 billion per year to implement which will be too costly and unrealistic. The question is, " What lead to such a proposal?" if in any case the old system seemed unsatisfactory, something else can also be done apart from replacing the original system.

The gaps noted in the 8-4-4 system can be fixed in terms of quality by employing more teachers or even by equipping our schools with the billions planned for the introduction of the new system. Introduction of the whole thing ain't best in any way. The teacher body has conffesed that it would be a bit tasking to drift from the usual system to the 2-6-6-3 system where by the final decision of the whole isseu is expected come September next year.

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