Former nominated Member of Parliament Wilson Sossion has suggested that students who score A in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) should join the teaching profession.
Speaking during an interview on K24, the former Knut secretary-general faulted the current poor examination results on teachers.
He wondered how a student who scored a C plus in KCSE can teach a student to produce an A.
As such, Sosion who unsuccessfully vied for Bomet senatorial seat on a UDA party ticket in the 2022 elections said only those who score straight As should join the teaching profession to retain the best generation of good teachers.
“After Form 4, the top students who are scoring A’s should join teaching so that we retain the best generation of good teachers. That is what Korea has done,” Sossion said.
He said Kenya should emulate the Asian country where a majority of the top students choose teaching and it is why they have the best teachers, and their economy is doing good.
“Why can’t to shift to Asia and do what Asians do, let us not be slaves to the business interests of the west. Let us have our model, likely, a stem education system would do,” he added.
Before becoming a teacher in Kenya, one must attain specific educational requirements and register with the Teacher Service Commission (TSC).
For instance, those who score a mean grade of C plain in their KCSE are free to enroll for a Diploma in Education, Early Childhood Development Education, or Special Needs Education.
Most of the candidates who score an A in their KCSE are attracted to engineering, actuarial science, and medical courses.