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Teachers Can Survive Without CBC’s Chicken From Parents!

Teachers Can Survive Without CBC’s Chicken From Parents!

Didmus Barasa, a controversial MP for Kimilili, has accused teachers of using the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) to exploit parents.

Barasa, speaking at a funeral in Bungoma, claimed that instructors had been utilizing CBC to eradicate chicken from houses.

While demonizing CBC, Barasa stated that teachers had exploited the rigorous curriculum to shortchange parents. 

“Walimu wamekula kuku mpaka imeisha kwa maboma ya watu. Hiyo CBC tunataka iondolewe kabisa (Teachers have exhausted chicken there are no more in our homes. They send for them saying they want to teach. They end up eating them. This CBC should be scrapped,” Barasa said.

According to the controversial member of parliament, students are required to bring chicken to school for dissection and cooking lessons.

The MP stated that this is one of the reasons the administration of President William Ruto is considering dissolving the CBC. 

Teachers Can Survive Without CBC’s Chicken From Parents!

The statement by Hon. Didmas Barasa reflects a dark perspective about teachers in society.

When the concept of CBC was first offered five years ago, teachers, not the legislature, cautioned the public about its financial and material/human resource ramifications.

Despite education stakeholders’ objections, Parliament, where Hon. Barasa sat and promptly granted CBC the go-ahead.

The chickens have come home to roost, and society’s donkey must bear their burden.

While Hon. Barasa sits in a State-of-the-Art, Air-Conditioned, Red-Carpeted Parliament for twelve days per month to earn over a million and have control of other hundreds of millions in CDF; a Kenyan teacher leads students in sweeping markets that should have been cleaned by the authorities in the name of CBC, earning pennies.

As Hon. Barasa and Co. receive millions in a mortgage, millions in car grants, and millions in transport mileage; the Kenyan teacher is choking under the grip of a dying economy, living in the slums and in inaccessible villages for Kenya to produce more Barasas in the future who would treat them with unfathomable contempt.

Yes, Kenyan schoolteachers are indeed “poor.”

Yes, the Kenyan teacher is our society’s Beast of Burden.’

Kenyan educators ‘cannot afford’ to feed themselves and their families chicken.

And yes, the Kenyan teacher is the waste stone against which every village’s ridicule, jokes, and disdain are sharpened.

However, we enjoy producing and arming the same individuals with words to insult us.We are content with our lives. We are willing to teach any curriculum that is presented to us.

We are amazed by the constant presence of crying children around us.

We have no problem cleaning your children and presiding over “kalongolongo courts” to resolve their little disagreements.

In all of these situations, we are SATISFIED with what our families can afford when we return home at night.

In fact, due to our position within the castle, many of us are allergic to prominent delicacies such as Barasa’s chicken.

I believe there was a HUNGRY teacher on Barasa’s campaign or strategy team who longed for his chicken.

Yes, it is normal to crave when a smell provokes our noses.

HOWEVER, WE DO NOT RELY ON CBC CHICKEN TO SURVIVE.

The teacher is bitter.

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