By Harrison Mumia via Okiya Okoiti Omtatah
The naming of TOP KCPE candidates and schools is an indication of how our education system is f***ed up. Our education system does not recognize talent! I want to say this: There is nothing like a top KCPE student. And nothing like a bottom KCPE student. We all have different cognitive abilities. Others are good at academics, while others are good at sports, arts, music, etc. Look at Mwalimu King’an’gi, Eric Omondi, they are not academic stars. But they make Kenyans smile. Look at the runners from Rift Valley, they fly Kenyas flag abroad.
Have you ever heard developed countries like the US and UK, or Sweden celebrating academic excellence nationally? They build talent. They have the best in football, basket ball players which even Kenya cannot match. They invent technology, because they give a chance for talent to develop. But in Kenya an entire government wants to make a few students feel like they are on top of the world, when in real sense, they are not.
And in any case, this country is not creating jobs. We have many graduates who are jobless. What is there to celebrate? You work so hard, only for the next politically correct person to get the job, or promotion. It is useless!
This culture of announcing results is totally backward, and stale. It is useless, MUST STOP! Please pass this to the Education Ministry!