Apathy among Kenyans is a huge problem. It can be traced back to a defective, colonial, educational system. The role of the Education System is to gradually shape people’s thoughts into collective consciousness by transferring an approved version of unquestioned culture and history.
I know that 95% of you will not read this because it is long and you are so lazy only used to shouting Amen to anything the motivational speakers or preachers bubble. You are the type who as if I am for Tanga Tanga or Kieleweke. So, I am fine even if you do not read. This is for the 5% who will read.
Apathy among Kenyans is a huge problem. It can be traced back to a defective, colonial, educational system, which gradually shapes people’s thoughts into collective consciousness by transferring an approved version of unquestioned… Click To Tweet
Education is meant to Stimulate Critical Thinking
The main roles of our Education System should be to give our children, learners, citizens, if we are for building a confident, patriotic and revolutionary country must be for enabling these learners to become thinking, imaginative, inquisitive, innovative, inventive, analytical, creative, and critical citizens.
But the Education System in Kenya is presided over by arrogant Nyaparas such as Prof Magoha, whose roles are to ensure the neoliberal system introduced by the colonial occupying forces remains intact.
Kenyatta, Moi, Kibaki, Uhuru and even Raila, Ruto, Mudavadi, etc only get the right to be the chief Nyaparas of ensuring that Kenyans remain exploited by the core of capitalism which set up this Education system. The core and periphery of capitalism is a real division of labor.
There was once a time when having any sort of degree would set you apart from the crowd, not anymore because Your University Degree is Useless!
What The ‘Nyapara-Driven’ Education System is All About
Teaching methods and contents have not been tailored to meet the needs of current socio-economic realities.
Schools have a universal design just like conveyor belts in a factory, regardless of varying individual needs.
Students don’t have a choice on what they learn and are forced into a predesigned mold that doesn’t allow flexibility in thought and difference in opinion.
5 Sinister Roles of the Education System
The Education system ensures that Kenyans continue to play the five roles in this division of labour as assigned.
Which are these five roles?
- Offer cheap, unquestioning, uncritical labor for the political, economic, educational, socio-cultural, and religious system.
- Become a ready open market for consuming all imported goods.
- Pay taxes but not to ask who and how the taxes are utilized.
- Vote, dance for waheshimiwa but not ask Waheshimiwa to do their job or to stop raping and bleeding us to death.
- Give birth to more children, break your back to give them this very education
1. Offer cheap, unquestioning, uncritical labor for the political, economic, educational, socio-cultural, and religious system
Firstly, is to offer cheap, unquestioning, uncritical labor for the political, economic, educational, socio-cultural and religious system; this is why Magoha and Museveni want only plumbers, painters, carpenters, etc.
Because philosophers, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, linguists will tell the slaves the truth about who we are… like that Wakanda film started to depict powerful Africans; we are only allowed to be cheap and compliant laborers… good boys and girls. Not vinyangarika wasio tosheka!
2. Become a ready open market for consuming all imported goods.
Secondly, to become a ready open market for consuming all imported goods including toothpicks and V8s, Jeans, expensive Scotch Whisky and imported margarine, imported ink pens…
Consumers of all we do not produce… yet we have engineers, and researchers, right? Their work?
To be in the repair, service and sales sections of the imported commodities;
3. Pay taxes but not to ask who and how the taxes are utilized.
Thirdly, the role is to pay taxes but not to ask who and how the taxes are utilized.
So that even when 800 billion of our revenues goes to paying off borrowed loans that were stolen at source like in the Eurobond heists, we are to be faithful in paying our taxes…
It’s up to government big cats to decide how they apply the taxes… ours is to pay the taxes.
4. Vote, dance for waheshimiwa but not ask Waheshimiwa to do their job or to stop raping and bleeding us to death.
The fourth role is to vote, dance for waheshimiwa but not ask Waheshimiwa to do their job or to stop raping and bleeding us to death.
After all, it’s only 7b that we lost in Kimwarer and Arror Dam scam. Because we don’t even know the work of waheshimiwa.
Our work is merely to vote for the big man of our tribe and ensure that we vote for the criminals the party boss says we vote.
Hence Ojaamong and Awiti Jamawego, he of thing one, thing two fame… entertainers like all of us.
Homabay with countless professors, Ph.D. holders, professionals across the globe finds itself with Jamawego as governor because the 1.3m people of the county exist to please the ODM party leader.
No one will question. Our work is to just vote. That is it, tea pickers in Nyamira and Professors are at the same level.
5. Give birth to more children, break your back to give them this very education
The fifth role of the colonized gentle and tourist-attracting Kenyans is to give birth to more children, break your back to give them this very education, feed them, clothe them, and ensure they become good Christians or Muslims who are not to question authorities because the authorities have been ordained by God you see.
Education is the key to ensuring that the system remains unchallenged and intact.
No amount of evil, crimes, rape, killing, etc can cause the citizens to say enough is enough once they have received an education that defines a good life as being an obedient slave.
Because the citizens are already arranged in sacks called tribes and tribal parties which are regulated by the owners of the sacks of votes.
The people having gone through the cleansing and indoctrinating education system are now obedient, uncritical, and are not allowed to and do not think. They say Baba amesoma, Ruto anajua, Uhuru ndiye kusema, Sisi hatuna nguvu wala uwezo!
So you ask what are your children learning in the CBC? They parents tell you this: “I do not know but at least they will get competencies unlike in the 844 system”. The parents do not even know that CBC is just an approach not a system.
These citizens can not think.
Just before you leave…
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Further reading on Education in Kenya:
Education in the Age of Corona: Dr Wandia Njoya Speaks
Education is a critical pillar of humanity. It seems the pandemic is what we needed for us to realise that we need a proper education system.
Already, every problem in the way the media, the church, and the government are handling the pandemic is fundamentally a thinking and education problem.
A conversation between Dr.Wandia Njoya and Joe Kobuthi on the current state of the Kenyan Education system and the future of it.
Competency-Based Curriculum in Kenya: Importance and Challenges of Implementation
The goals of the new Competency-Based Curriculum are without doubt well-intended and should not be the subject of debate. However, the new curriculum is not a solution to Kenya’s education problems.
Competency-based learning begins by identifying specific competencies or skills and enables learners to develop mastery of each competency or skill at their own pace, usually working with a mentor. Competency-based learning attempts to break away from the regularly scheduled classroom model, where students study the same subject matter at the same speed in a cohort of fellow students.
Read more on Competency-Based Curriculum in Kenya
Shule Bora, Bora Shule? Roles of Education System by Amy Mjema
On the second week of January 2019, Form 1 students reported to their various secondary schools. From news reports, a number arrived in high spirits, jovial and excited to be living their dream. But the faces of many more betrayed them – the students seemed tense and glum, their parents deflated and even angry.
Many of these anxiety-ridden parents and children were struggling with the ‘disappointment’ of being ‘called’ to a school that they thought was not up to their standard or expectation. Most of us grew up with the idea of joining a national school or at least the big name (formerly) provincial schools.
Ask any student getting to the end of primary school where they would like to go to high school, and the answers are usually the same; Alliance, Starehe, Kenya High…it’s embedded so deep into our psyche that it seems nowhere else is good enough.
Read more at: The Elephant – Speaking truth to power.
Why Ruto’s rants against a liberal arts education are misplaced By Akoko Akech
The Deputy President’s words will worry Kenyan citizens who have no exit option out of a poorly thought-out turn in education policy.
With a spring in his step, fresh from defending – for the second time in two years after having fallen short in 2016 – a PhD thesis on “The impact of human activities on riparian reserves at Saiwa Swamp in Trans Nzoia County” at the University of Nairobi’s School of Biological Sciences, and in a week when his portrait was plastered over all the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) newspaper adverts, William Samoei Ruto, Kenya’s deputy president, was at it again: caricaturing, castigating, and scapegoating the liberal arts for the failures of Kenya’s labor market, and imagining a Chinese Wall between university liberal arts education and TVET education, where none exists nor ought not to be built.
Education in Kenya: CBC is a Scam – #ElimuTuitakayo
Every regime in Kenya since colonial times has tried to tinker with the education system. The colonialists divided education into grammar (elite) clerical (for Asians) and vocational (for Africans) segments to serve their interests.
Kenyatta the Senior came in and brought in changes advances initially by Ominde and co.. and others later. We ended up with a system that many complained was too focused on nonexistent white-collar jobs.
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