CS Machogu to Face the Senate
CS Machogu to Face the Senate. Only Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, will appear before the Senate on Wednesday.
Machogu has been nominated to take questions from senators George Mbugua, Joyce Korir, Mariam Omar Peris Tobiko, and Samson Cherargei (Nandi).
Cherargei recommends that the CS notify the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) of the whole sum owed by the TSC to the Teachers’ SACCOS, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut).
The TSC’s choice to put off paying teachers’ union and SACCO dues is likely to be justified by the CS.
A lifestyle audit of senior TSC officers, including the CEO, has been requested by the Nandi senator at some point recently.
He asks the administration to let the House know if and when it plans to conduct more lifestyle audits of senior TSC employees.
Cheragei also asks the CS for an update on the status of the effort known as “delocalization,” which entails relocating instructors from their current locations.
After promising to do so in January 2023, he has asked Machogu to explain why TSC took so long to change its delocalization policy.
If the CS is aware that some public schools ban Muslim students from donning a hijab and wearing trousers, Omar will want to know.
She has asked the CS to provide an explanation as to why some students still experience prejudice despite the Constitution’s express Article 32(4) provision that states: “A person shall not be compelled to act, or engage in any act, that is contrary to the person’s belief or religion.”
Korir requests an explanation from the CS regarding the length of time it took to review the 2013 Basic Education Act and bring it into accordance with both the Constitution and the UNCRPD.
Tobiko has asked Machogu to report to her so that she can update the House on the development of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), particularly in junior secondary schools.