CS Magoha Explains Why University is No Longer Essential

  • Undated photo of Education CS George Magoha during a previous event. Daily Nation
  • Education CS George Magoha, on Tuesday, explained that there were certain career choices that did not require University education qualifications.

    Speaking during the launch of the New Curriculum Training at Uhuru Gardens Primary School, Magoha revealed that obsession with going to University had to stop as the education section is reevaluated to offer courses with value.

    "The craze of going to university has to stop. You don't need to go to university to be a very good messenger. You don't need to go to University to be a good carpenter.

    "We have reached a stage where if we don't stop and think we are churning degrees which are valueless," he divulged.

    Education CS George Magoha speaking at the launch of the New Curriculum Training at Uhuru Gardens Primary School on 23/4/2019.

    He explained that the competency-based curriculum was the best thing for the country as it would allow for various career pathways.

    "For those who are not aware, this curriculum will focus less on content and more on the acquisition of competencies that can help you do something for yourself," he maintained.

    CS Magoha further reported that training in 1,191 zones throughout the country had taken off smoothly.

    "When I decide to do something, I shall do it with all the energy that I have if I believe it is the right thing to do. Let us stop wasting time and concentrate on the goal; the goal is CBC.

    "We want to assure our parents that we are going to Standard 4 by September and by the end of the year, we shall have reached level 9," he stated.

    Earleir in March, Magoha revelaed that 100 new courses offered in Universities were irrelevant to the economy and had received zero applications from the potential students.

    Terming it a worrying trend, Magoha stated, "Is it that we have forgotten that we are scholars and we have just become traders."

    Here is a video of Magoha speaking on Tuesday: