CS Magoha Reveals Little Sources Of National Examination Questions
Cabinet Secretary for Education George Magoha has encouraged students to read newspapers regularly, saying examination questions are often found in local newspapers.
Speaking in Siaya County on July 17, Magoha pointed out that despite the presence of a lot of searchable content in the newspapers, many students have not had access to it.
He made it clear that government institutions frequently post content in newspapers that can improve student learning and exam preparation.
He also advised teachers to promote hands-on learning so that students can better understand the ideas.
The exam is in the newspapers because they ask about the Senate, the government and the things we are experiencing.
“There are schools where they don’t allow students to read newspapers. Teachers should actually be leaders in helping students contextualize what they are teaching,” he said.
Magoha noted that teaching children practical skills would aid in their understanding of scientific ideas that are generally taught theoretically. He described how he came across numerous students who did not understand some of the basic scientific concepts, such as photosynthesis.
“We have excellent teachers in Kenya. The best teachers are those in primary schools, especially those who follow the skills-based curriculum. Since it is student-centered, the teacher is always there.
“If you are teaching a subject like photosynthesis, go with the class into the bush and let them understand what happens and they will never forget. If you go the 8-4-4 way where you want to cram, you’ll never understand anything, “added Magoha.
CS also directed principals to organize teacher training sessions to help them develop new teaching methods within the competency-based curriculum.