By Dan Nyamanga.
Nyamira County Women representative Jerusha Momanyi has termed as caress and misleading the allegations made by the Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof George Magoha listing Kisii and neighboring counties as possible national examination cheating hotspots a head of its commencement next week.
Jerusha who was speaking Monday at Rigoma Girls secondary school where she flagged off a consignment of girls’ sanitary towels to schools, asked the CS to respect the Gusii students who she termed as hardworking and genuine in their studies and examinations.
“I want to tell the CS Education Prof. Magoha to stop profiling Kisiis as
examination cheats, I want to tell him that we are the brightest when it comes to hard work in studies. Our children have always scored their genuine results in the national examinations”
That’s why you will never miss our children appearing in the top positions nationally every year regardless of the region they learn from”, said Momanyi.
She added, “Our genes are not stupid that the CS can stand to say that Kisii is a hotspot for examination cheating. I want him (Prof. Magoha) to get this; that if there should be any case of cheating in Kisii, then it’s an isolated case of a native, not a Kisii. Kisiis do not know how to cheat but purely depend on their hard work.”
Transport Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Chris Obure on Sunday also
asked the CS to desist from the utterances which he said were demeaning and demotivating the Kisiis who he noted have had a long history of hard working.
“It should be known that we always work hard whenever given any task, from the classrooms to the professional world. The remarks by the CS Education are reckless and unwarranted.
He should be made known to him that I the first Kisii to graduate from the University of Nairobi. He should respect our people”, said Obure, a long time serving career civil servant and politician.
CS Magoha made the remarks while he visited Chavakali high school on Saturday where he was accessing the preparedness of the schools a head of the national examinations starting next week.