Subject learners to more practical exposure, lessons
Vision 2030 development programmes are projected towards meeting reforms across 10 key sectors of the economy that include infrastructure, science, technology and innovation, public sector reforms, tourism, agriculture, trade, manufacturing, business process outsourcing, financial services and education and training. None of these can be achieved through dry study of grammar and theory alone. If so, it would otherwise prove a visionary agenda in futility. Former University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor George Magoha in an opinion article opines, “…Knowledge is acquired through exposure — not through dry study of the rules of grammar.” It means, in the contemporary sphere of learning, he realised learners are predisposed to less practical skill acquisition of knowledge. Students should be allowed to demonstrate their innovative abilities due to the fast changing nature of the world.
KEVIN OWINO Maseno University