I finally submitted my views to the Working Party of Education Reforms. My overall critique of Kenya’s education system is that
- The Kenyan education system is also notoriously insulated from interaction with other sectors of society, which has made our school system rigid and violent (unfortunately), and has fueled an obsession with credentialism at the expense of humanity, knowledge and creativity.
- However, to tackle these issues, Kenya needs to finally come up with a national philosophy of education that sees people as more than employees or economic machines, and that enables us to harness the resources of the village in raising our children and in nurturing humanity.
For those interested, you can download the entire document at the link below.