Westlands MP Timothy Wanyonyi has asked Education CS George Magoha to listen to those who are opposed to the implementation the new Education Curriculum.
Wanyonyi said those opposed to the Competence Based Curriculum have reasons to do so and they need to be listened to and their concerns addressed.
He was speaking at Westlands Primary school during a prize giving ceremony.
The Kenya Union of Teachers (KNUT) is opposed to the implementation of the curriculum out of fear that it will water down the role of teachers.
KNUT says the CBC is modeled around huge business interests, increasingly being rejected worldwide.
KNUT also fears that there is inadequate teacher training, poor infrastructure, lack of legal framework and huge budgetary implications.
Wanyonyi asked the CS to ensure all these concerns are addressed before roll out of the Curriculum.
During the ceremony, Wanyoyi announced that the Westland’s CDF committee has set aside shs 10 million for the refurbishment of Westlands Primary school.
He said the funds will be used to replace broken windows, putting floor tiles, setting up new ceilings and iron sheets,.
He added that the funds will also be used to put up new metallic doors to replace wooden doors, painting the whole school, installing new blackboards, shelves and whiteboards in addition to proper wiring of the school.
“This year we have committed shs 10 Million that is going to be used to refurbish the school. It will change the face of this school. If you look at the buildings around, since they were built I don’t think they have ever been painted. The school has to be as presentable as its performance,” Wanyonyi said.
The MP said that he will fast- track the completion of a boarding complex and staff housing at the school.
Wanyonyi said he will help raise funds for the completion of a development complex at the school comprising of both pupils hostels with a total bed capacity of 480, and staff housing block with six units
He said the development will also include a multi-purpose hall that can act as a dining hall and kitchen, an indoor gaming arena and a performance hall.
He said he hopes the schools boarding section will be functional next year.
The MP encouraged the schools management to request for more funds from the CDF.
Wanyonyi encouraged parents with children with disability to enroll them in school.
Westlands Primary was the second best public primary school in Westlands in KCPE 2018.
The school had a mean score of 321.37.