Ugunja Member of Parliament, Opiyo Wandayi has urged newly appointed Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha to handle the implementation of the new curriculum with care to avoid putting the future of the children at jeopardy.
Wandayi said that the government must put into consideration concerns raised by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) while implementing the new curriculum.
He was speaking on Friday at Ngunya village in Ugunja Sub County during the burial of the late Esau Ochieng Wanga aged 89 years.
The legislator, who is also the chairman of the National Assembly’s public accounts committee said he has had a critical look at KNUT’s audit report on the implementation of the new curriculum adding that it has raised critical issues that cannot be swept under the carpet.
Wandayi supported KNUT’s position that the implementation should not be rushed, adding that the government must ensure there were enough resources.
The legislator at the same time accused the newly appointed Salaries and Remuneration Commissioners (SRC) of starting on wrong footing by threatening to slash workers allowances.
He told the SRC Commissioners to take time and understand what is expected of them instead of rushing into issues that would leave the public officers demoralized.
The Siaya Senator, James Orengo who also addressed the mourners said corruption had brought the country on its knees and urged Kenyans to support efforts to weed out leaders who steal from the public.
The occasion was also attended by area governor, Cornel Rasanga, Women representative, Dr. Christine Ombaka, Suna West MP, Peter Masara and former Ugenya MP, David Ochieng among others.
By Philip Onyango