We accept change but don't use our children’s blood, Sossion tells Matiangi

Kenya  National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has said that the education sector is ready for reforms orchestrated by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i but with conditions.

Sossion cautioned that as teachers, they were willing to support Matiangi only is he did not extend the process to the victimisation of innocent children.

Sossion’s Knut has said that the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) disregarded a number of key considerations during the marking that he said was conducted with a predetermined result in mind.

On Saturday, he accused the Ministry of Education for condemnin lives of students in the wave of Matiang’i’s reforms.

“Do you clean up the education system by using the blood and lives of children? We accept change because, yes, cheating has been eliminated but that is where they should have stopped. They shouldn’t have gone further by using unconventional methods of processing results,” he said.

He accused Matiangi of presiding over no reforms but actions aimed at gaining fame.

“Is Matiang’i an angel from heaven? It is our duty as teachers to protect the standards of education because there are no reforms here. These are just operas to entertain the public and they should stop pretending that they are cleaning the system,” he added.

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