Education CS Fred Matiang'i. Central MPs are supporting him in his fight to clean up the Ministry of Education. [Photo: Thika Today]
Mount Kenya region parliamentarians have told the Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Wilson Sossion to keep off academic scrutiny matters.
Speaking during a Sh32 million Thika CDF bursary presentation, the MP’s said Sossion was politicising education matters. They told him to concentrate on fighting for teachers rights and leave the rest to the concerned ministry.Led by Kieni MP Kanini Kega, the MP’s vowed to fully support education CS Matiang’i's endeavours of cleaning the education system in the country.‘We know there are many politicians sabotaging your mandates of restoring dignity in the education sector, some like Sossion have even tabled petitions in parliament. That petition is not going anywhere, last year’s exam was professionally marked and unquestionable results issued,’ said Kega.The MP’s said that they were protecting the next generation from becoming victims of exam irregularities urging Matiang’i to fight even harder.On his side, Matiang'i vowed to continue pursuing credibility in the education sector in a bid to protect the future of the next generation."As long as I have this responsibility, by the grace of God and the pleasure of our president, I will be honest, true to my work and firm," he said.He wondered how some politicians moved rounds and obtained their degrees in three months vowing to vehemently fight education cartels.‘How can you be a degree holder and you didn’t have a classmate; some arguments are baseless. We have agreed with the authority of the president to stage reforms. I will lead the ship because I how to sail through in a credible way," he added.