If Mzee Daniel Moi was to come back to life, he would probably be disappointed at how meaningless the education he strived to impart upon children of the nation has become.
Gone are the days when employers, especially the government, would pick suitable job candidates based on their exam performance; nowadays, your connections are what matter and what you bring to the table (read how much you have to offer in terms of bribes.)
Where attention is paid to education certificates, it still doesn’t matter if you got pure As, because there is always someone cleverer than you.
Over the past few months, we have seen incidents where senior ranking employees have been exposed for obtaining jobs using fake documents, obviously by canvassing with powerful people.
The rot is so deeply embedded into the corporate world, that an unqualified pilot got away with flying Kenyan planes around for 8 years with a fake B+ certificate.
As much as we would like to downplay the new Competency-Based Curriculum, the fact remains that surviving in Kenya is no longer about your academic prowess, but the practical skills that you possess, and capitalizing on those skills from an early age is what will save our children from the broken system.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Moses Kuria Reveals Secret Plan Between DP Ruto and Raila Odinga Ahead of 2022
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has finally revealed details of a secret plan between the deputy president William Samoei Ruto and Orange Democratic Movement Party leader (ODM) Raila Amollo Odinga.
The vocal Mount Kenya lawmaker revealed the details during an online interview with popular influencer Gerald Bitok.
During the interview, Moses Kuria started by urging Kenyans not to call him a prophet as he was about to reveal plans that are underway. Kuria revealed that DP Ruto and Raila Odinga will work together before the 2022 General Election.
Class Three Girl Reportedly Defiled by her Teacher Dies
Agnes Musyoka, a bubbly nine-year-old girl loved the outdoor; when not helping her mother, you wouldn’t miss her playing hide-and-seek with her friends.
Her innocent laughter would break the monotony at dusk, keeping her mother busy as she prepared the evening meal.
On Sunday, the little angel lost a three-day fight for her life at Kakamega County Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Raila’s Difficult Options as Nasa Fallout Deepens
ODM leader Raila Odinga, a renowned tactician, is treading a political tightrope with limited options after his bitter falling out with Nasa co-principals.
The latest war of words pitting the former prime minister against Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi is the clearest indication their fragile marriage is over.
With the death of Nasa — once the formidable political machine that nearly vanquished Jubilee in 2017 — Raila’s plans have been thrown into disarray.
ODM leader Raila Odinga had earlier on predicted today to be a “super Tuesday” for the BBI, because the bill would have sailed through more than 24 County Assemblies. Do you think this prophecy will come true by end of the day?