Sub­ject learn­ers to more prac­ti­cal ex­po­sure, lessons

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

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

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