Wednesday, September 27, 2023 –Parliament in Nairobi has dealt a blow to President William Ruto’s education task force attempts to implement new recommendations.
Homenews.Co.Ke has today September 27 learnt that, Members of Parliament MPs, led by their speaker Moses Wetang’ula, stopped any attempts to implement the recommendations of the recently formed Presidential Working Party PWP on Education reforms in the country.
Making the ruling from Parliament building today, Speaker Wetang’ula described the exercise to manipulate law without involving legislators as unlawful.
“I repeat nobody; no minister of government can purport to make law or do things that appear to be in the (sic) that they have made law, because they have no capacity to make any law,” he said.
The former Bungoma Senator added that the work of the MPs remains to legislate laws and, therefore, no recommendation from any other arm of government can be made law if MPs have not said so.
Wetang’ula firmly stated that, it is through the Parliament that the President receives an acceptable document to ratify from the Statehouse.
The task force gathered and made recommendations that seeks to review the current education system so that every stakeholder including parents, teachers and learners feel comfortable to consume.
Ruto came up with the task force after parents and unions raised alarm over the Competence Based Curriculum CBC education system.
They argued that the system had many grey areas that required fine-tuning and, some, they said should be removed, altogether.