By Enock Okong’o.
Dr Job Nyangenya, a US- based medical doctor has praised the new curriculum, saying that it will produce the required manpower that the country needs.
Addressing teachers at his Nyakoiba home in Kisii County, Nyangenya told them to uphold the new curriculum as midwives of quality education.
The medic said that many developed countries like the US and Britain have advanced in technology because of having good education curriculums.
“We need to copy what is good from our neighbours and come up with our own,” said Dr Nyangenya in regard to the need to overhaul the current education system in Kenya.
He regretted that while the 8.4.4 system of education was designed to produce graduates who are self-reliant and practical, the curriculum has ended up generating many unemployed youth with many ending up as motorcycle riders or idlers with no skills.
Dr Nyangenya appealed to the state to increase intake at public universities so that those from poor backgrounds can gain access. He said the current system only favours those from rich.
“The Government should also fund those students on exchange programs so as to forge international relations,” said Dr Nyangenya