'Train Children to be Problem Solvers not Problem Creators,' Uhuru tells Teachers

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on leaders to find solutions to problems that the country is grappling with rather than complaining about them. Addressing school heads during the secondary school heads conference in Mombasa, Uhuru castigated leaders who only use the media to criticize the government on various issues but rarely provide solutions.

He asked school heads and teachers to train children on recognizing problems and finding solutions on various aspects of life noting that the country needs more problem solvers since they (problems) will always crop up.

The President added that his government has put efforts to support the education sector through employment of more teachers, allocation of the largest share in this year's budget, providing free primary and subsidized secondary education, and even though the Covid 19 pandemic disrupted learning in the country and the economy collapsed, the ministry ensured that students sat for their national exams.

The president seemingly in a message to his successor asked whoever takes over as president to support the new competency based curriculum, sentiments that were echoed by the education cabinet secretary Professor George Magoha. Magoha heaped praises on the President for his support of the sector and especially thanked him for what he said was the facilitation in employment of over 120,000 teachers countrywide during his tenure.

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