Politicians should keep off education institutions, affairs
Governors Jackson Mandago of Uasin Gishu and Alex Tolgos of Elgeyo Marakwet last week led locals to protest against the appointment of Prof Laban Ayiro as Moi University’s vice chancellor in an acting capacity. Instead, they wanted ‘one of our own’, Prof Isaac Koskey. However, this is not the first time politicians have meddled in education matters. Nyabondo Boys’ Primary School head teacher George Oruongo committed suicide alluding to a witch-hunt by area politicians and named the Nyakach MP. A recent report showed that 80 per cent of the staff in public universities are from one ethnic group. This trend among politicians should stop because it is undervaluing the quality of education. They should provide a conducive learning environment by keeping off these institutions. If they want to get involved, then it must be for the good of the education sector, such as development.
CEAZER ODUOR Nairobi