The presidential working group on education reforms’ suggestions have not been carried out due to opposition from members of parliament (MPs).
It was illegal, according to National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, to implement proposals before they had been approved by Parliament.
The MPs’ job, he continued, is to legislate, so before the suggestions are adopted for implementation, Parliament must hold a debate on them.
Omboko Milemba, a member of parliament representing Emuhaya, brought the issue to Parliament and said that the proposals had sparked a dispute between the Ministry of Education, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), and labor unions, among other stakeholders in the education sector.
Milemba, who serves as the president of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), stated that these recommendations have to be put on hold until they have been approved by Parliament.
Other lawmakers agreed with Milemba’s assertion that the recommendations ought to be submitted to parliament as a bill.
National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah stated that after consulting with the Education Ministry, he will update Parliament on the situation.