Barely a year after Mwalimu Mr. Peter Tabichi won the Global Teacher Prize 2019, another set of teachers have been nominated for the global award.
This is after a video of 2 teachers sharing a class in Serian Primary School, Baringo County emerged and trended on social media. In the video, class 8 and PP1 pupils are seen sharing a class in the midst of a global pandemic.
World leaders especially from UNESCO have come out in large numbers to congratulate the teachers and the government of Kenya for its continued efforts to promote unity, national integration and cooperation in the Education Sector.
In an unseen twist of fate, it has emerged that one of the teachers was from KNUT, the Kenya National Union of Teachers led by Secretary Gen William Sossion who is also a nominated Member of Parliament and the other is a KUPPET Member.
The two unions have long been known to be two different sides of the same coin that are the unions that advocate for teachers rights in the country. The unions have been known as archenemies who have never read from the same script.
In a show of solidarity, the teachers did not stigmatize each other in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic which has ravaged the word.
In a speech to announce the nominations, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha (inset) was all smiles since the sector falls under his docket. Mr. Magoha is rarely seen smiling in public and this was a rare opportunity for Postamate photojournalists to capture all his teeth.
Another leader who is known not to show his teeth in public is Kakamega Governor who also doubles as Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya. Matiangi has also been barely sighted smiling in public.
It is even believed that it is Magoha’s decision to open schools amid a pandemic that led to all this. Pundits believe that Magoha himself has been nominated in an award yet to be announced.
The award will be announced once delegates to the UN Commission for Education decide where to place the ‘Under the Trees Education Classes Program’ invented by Mr. Magoha.
Despite the fact that many Kenyans have castigated Mr. Magoha for his Bullish nature, the international community has hailed him for identifying trees to be used as classrooms. This has been considered one of its kind since the precolonial period and even after independence under Jommo Kenyatta’s Presidency.