But with education, you’re asking people to think about their children’s lives for the first 25 years, and to consider the impact of those 25 years on the rest of their children’s lives and on the life of the nation. Thinking about education is clearly not as entertaining as party primaries.
Education therefore doesn’t stand a chance of making the headlines, although it might happen if CS Matiang’i showed up in the public with another hard talking by-line. However, I suspect he’s avoiding the limelight to keep education out of the public eye. And his strategy is working.
And yet, the drama of the so called new curriculum is actually quite interesting. It would even be funny, if the implications were not so serious.