If you haven’t been affected by the constant confusion of the Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Magoha, then this is not for you. But if you have, walk with me.
Since the coming of Covid-19, and since the order by President Uhuru Kenyatta to shut down all learning institutions, the Ministry of Education has led the country in the confusion of the highest order.
Professor George Magoha is the only CS who has been consistent with inconsistencies as to when our kids should be back in school. The “tough-talking old man” has been issuing one contradicting statement after another.
It seems we have entertained CS Magoha’s arrogance that he now thinks it is what we need. It is time we told him the truth. He is arrogant, confused, and oblivious of the reality on the ground.
His latest announcement, after a series of conflicting statements, was that schools might resume on October 19, 2020. Initially, the bragging Magoha son of Magoha had said, with finality that schools were to resume in January 2021.
CS George Magoha thinks that parents are like robots where he just toys with them by pressing a remote control in his hand. He has been addressing them like a parent addressing a confused six-year-old.
Truth is, opening up schools is not a problem. Am not blaming Magoha for that. After all, politicians are all over with no masks on and it is time kids went back to school. It is a good thing.
The only issue here is Magoha thinks every parent is rich as he is. He thinks parents, following his consistent confusion, had kept money piled somewhere waiting for schools to resume so that they can pay school fees.
Covid-19 has hit hard on the majority of Kenyans, in this case, parents. Most of them have lost their jobs and thousands of others have had their businesses shut down. Where are they going to find the money?