The National Police Service Inspector General has given a stern warning to those threatening to disrupt the on-going training of teachers.
A section of teachers led by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Secretary General Wilson Sossion has threatened to disrupt the four-day training by the Ministry of Education. Just last week, he had called on teachers to boycott the capacity-building training that is aimed to empower teachers as the government aims to fully roll out the new system of education.
“The due process of reforming the content of the curriculum was never followed to the letter, hence making the entire exercise illegal,” Sossion had said in his statement.
In his statement, the Inspector General has threatened that the police service will not hesitate to take action on anyone who dares to sabotage the training.
“As a law enforcement agency, we wish to caution individuals or groups of persons who intend to interfere with the exercise that the police shall not hesitate to take stern measures against them,” warned the IG.
He has further advised anyone aggrieved by the exercise to follow the laid down procedures to air their grievances.
“The National Police Service will continue with its mandate of maintaining law and order without fear or favour and welcomes the support of Kenyans towards creating a peaceful environment for all,” the statement further read.
Press Statement. pic.twitter.com/4tmFFiJZ7v
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) April 23, 2019
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has also hit out on the KNUT Secretary-General for his efforts to derail the training that was launched today at Uhuru Gardens Primary School.
“We will not waste time talking about things which are not important concerning the competency-based curriculum,” the CS said adding that the implementation of the new curriculum has started and no one could reverse it.
True to his character, Magoha has said he’s not in the habit going back once he set his mind on something.
“When I set my mind on something, I don’t turn back. I do it with all the energy that I have if I believe it is the right thing to do,” he said.