This Man Fred Matiang’i

By Juma Fred / December 30, 2016


Someone said that extraordinary people are ordinary people doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way and one man in Kenya is making this happen.

Who is this man, Dr. Fred Matiang’i? Who is this extraordinary man doing ordinary things in an extraordinary ordinary way?
I don’t know who Dr. Fred Matiang’i is but I know of the extraordinary things that he has done in the Kenyan education sector. As to who he is, that will have to come from you.
The man was transferred from IT docket and replaced Professor Jacob Kaimenyi at the helm of the Ministry of Education and since then, the man has proved all through how Jacob Kaimenyi had failed the ministry.
He begun by brushing the cartels the wrong way. First he disbanded the whole Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) board and appointed a new board of management.
He then went full blast to curb all channels that used to be used to leak examinations to the students and teachers. The cartels fought back through inciting students to burn their schools and cause havoc. The man held on strong and he told them that the cartels in the examination sector had to fall. And they fell.
He also banned half term breaks for the whole of third term for students. Some thought that the man from the land of ‘amatoke’, Kisii, was joking, but no, he meant everything that he said.
Then came the day if examinations. Standard eight pupils were treated as VIPs and also as suspects. They were given full security by armed police officers and they were not allowed to enter the examination room with any other material but only material for the exam. Even geometrical sets were out of question.
KCSE was more dramatic, divided into episodes with the Cabinet Secretary as the main actor. The man took it upon himself to supervise the issuing if examination papers in various counties.
What shocked many is the surprise from Dr. Fred Matiang’i to release the examination results earlier that ever before. KCPE was released before Christmas. That was a surprise. Initially, KCPE was released on 27th or 28th of December after Christmas. Another surprise was on the way. KCSE was released on 29th of December, far much different from the initial times of being released during the month of March.
Questions have been asked. Why was it that results used to take so long during the initial years? What was it that the previous ministers could not manage to curb examination cheating? Why can’t other Cabinet Secretaries work the same way Fred Matiang’i is working?
People have been saying that Matiang’i is working more than the Jubilee Government combined. I agree with them. Fred Matiang’i is the man of the year! Keep up the good work Daktari!


About Juma Fred

Juma Fredrick is an enthusiastic journalist who believes that journalism has power to change the world either negatively or positively depending on how one uses it. You can reach him on: (020) 528 0222 or Email: [email protected]

View other posts by Juma Fred



Other Related Articles








SOKO DIRECTORY & FINANCIAL GUIDE

ARCHIVES

2018
  • January 2018 (291)
  • February 2018 (221)
  • March 2018 (279)
  • April 2018 (176)
  • 2017
  • January 2017 (183)
  • February 2017 (195)
  • March 2017 (207)
  • April 2017 (104)
  • May 2017 (169)
  • June 2017 (206)
  • July 2017 (190)
  • August 2017 (196)
  • September 2017 (186)
  • October 2017 (236)
  • November 2017 (253)
  • December 2017 (266)
  • 2016
  • January 2016 (167)
  • February 2016 (165)
  • March 2016 (190)
  • April 2016 (143)
  • May 2016 (246)
  • June 2016 (183)
  • July 2016 (271)
  • August 2016 (250)
  • September 2016 (234)
  • October 2016 (191)
  • November 2016 (244)
  • December 2016 (154)
  • 2015
  • January 2015 (1)
  • February 2015 (4)
  • March 2015 (166)
  • April 2015 (109)
  • May 2015 (117)
  • June 2015 (121)
  • July 2015 (150)
  • August 2015 (157)
  • September 2015 (189)
  • October 2015 (171)
  • November 2015 (174)
  • December 2015 (208)
  • 2014
  • March 2014 (2)
  • 2013
  • March 2013 (10)
  • June 2013 (1)
  • 2012
  • March 2012 (7)
  • April 2012 (15)
  • May 2012 (1)
  • July 2012 (1)
  • August 2012 (4)
  • October 2012 (2)
  • November 2012 (2)
  • December 2012 (1)
  • 2011
    2010
    2009
    2008
    2007
    2006
    2005
    2004
    2003
    2002
    2001
    2000
    1999
    1998
    1997
    1996
    1995
    1994
    1993
    1992
    1991
    1990
    1989
    1988
    1987
    1986
    1985
    1984
    1983
    1982
    1981
    1980
    1979
    1978
    1977
    1976
    1975
    1974
    1973
    1972
    1971
    1970
    1969
    1968
    1967
    1966
    1965
    1964
    1963
    1962
    1961
    1960
    1959
    1958
    1957
    1956
    1955
    1954
    1953
    1952
    1951
    1950