INVESTING IN TALENT

ALOYS MICHAEL: Much needs to be done for CBC to succeed

Education is a tool that can be used to change the world

In Summary

•The 8-4-4 system has over the years been a key tool for academic excellence as we try to prove our abilities amongst nations.

•Government should invest heavily in talent because the outcomes are quite inspirational and awesome.

Kiangungi Primary School in Embu East Grade 3 pupils sweeping Kiangungi Shopping Centre as a CBC assessment.
Kiangungi Primary School in Embu East Grade 3 pupils sweeping Kiangungi Shopping Centre as a CBC assessment.
Image: MARTIN FUNDI

Education is a tool that can be used to change the world.

The world is what it is today because of huge investment in education because acquiring skills enhances creativity and innovation as human beings strive for a better lifestyle.

The nobility and intention of education are to unlock one's potentials but life dynamics have taught us that we require more than school learning to survive.

Diseases, ignorance and poverty were among the challenges our founding fathers were devoted to fighting, to ensure they are a thing of the past.

Commissions created since Independence were quite outstanding and clear in what they wanted for the young generation so that they have a golden opportunity to realize their potentials.

From this, Kenya produced hundreds of elites our very best from our diversified culture.

The 8-4-4 system has over the years been a key tool for academic excellence as we try to prove our abilities amongst the commitment of nations.

The introduction of free primary education saw more pupils enrolling in schools especially during the reign of former President Mwai Kibaki in the early 2000s.

Today we celebrate and commemorate those brave men who were involved in changing the Education narrative in the hearts and minds of illiterate generations of early time, Mackay, Koech and Saitoti among other masquerades.

Curriculum-based competency currently in its early implementation stages to replace 8-4-4 systems is seen as heavy extortion to key stakeholders such as learners, parents and institutions.

This is because the government didn't involve all experts and follow all procedures before implementing it.

Parents are incurring much effort to facilitate learning notwithstanding the government's assurance that the process was taken care of and its activities materialized.

What is the nobility of CBC if sports and games are still lagging?

Kenya is a prodigious nation characterized by its diversity which identifies its people.

Talent is one thing that this country teases and boasts about, it is what makes this nation to be what it is.

However, it really suddens to see young talented and energetic Kenyans lingering in abject pauperism and full unemployment yet talent can provide for their motives.

What is the modus operandi of CBC to offer technical support to these prodigies to fully realize their capacities? Why is it that we don't have enough and quality infrastructure to facilitate nurturing of talents?

Parents also have a role to play besides materializing the process, it's time they recognise the value of sport and games as far as Education degree is concerned.

Not all will be working in offices, and a good number can be employees or employers out of their talents. It's time we recognize the values of Education being taught in our institution, is it helping us in any way?

Embracing comparative African culture is necessary to delink our minds from philosophies that bore no merit to our people.

Government should invest heavily in talent because the outcomes are quite inspirational and awesome, finance all necessary tools for us as a country to realize our dream. 

Communication and media technology student

Maseno University   

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris