Former chancellor of Moi University Prof Bethwel Ogot at the Eldoret airstrip on December 11, 2009. He challenged the government to ensure high quality of education in learning institutions. FILE PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA NATION MEDIA GROUP
Schools and colleges are producing graduates who can hardly communicate in any language, even after spending many years in school.
Professor of history and former Moi University chancellor Bethwel Ogot therefore challenged the government to ensure high quality of education in learning institutions.
“We have to ensure that education meets the required standards. It is sad that some students still cannot communicate in any language,” said Prof Ogot.
The former chancellor was speaking at the University of Nairobi during roundtable consultations to mark 50 years of Kenya-Unesco cooperation.
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The theme was “Perspectives on sustainable development for the 21st Century” and was presided over by Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi.
Unesco was formed in 1945 with the mandate of promoting peace and sustainable development.
Prof Ogot urged the government to ensure those who do not transit from primary school to secondary schools have access to youth polytechnics and on to university.
He asked the government to hire more teachers and pay them well, citing the brain drain Kenya suffers when educated citizens migrate.