Promoting teacher Tabichi to the Ministry is like mixing sheep and wolves- Kenyans warn

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Is Kenya’s world best teacher now ‘over-qualified’ for a classroom?

President Uhuru Kenyatta during the State of the Nation address on Thursday at the National Assembly recognized the men and women that have brought fame to Kenya by placing it on the global map.

Among the notable heroes was mwalimu Brother Peter Tabichi who was declared the recipient of the 2019 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize in March in Dubai.

Kenyans have suggested that the humble Mathematics and Physics teacher be promoted to a serious post in the Ministry of Education.

“Peter Tabichi!!..A great and humble man. President Uhuru Kenyatta should give this great man a serious post in the ministry of education.” posted one twitter user.

The award winner has so far received Shs100 million (US$1 million prize) and a top-up of Ksh.20 million from president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Plans are underway to have President Uhuru visit the school where he teaches, Keriko Mixed Day Secondary school in a village in Nakuru.

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The proposal to promote the celebrated teacher, however, sparked mixed reactions from netizens.

Some posts are sampled below.

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