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AG dismisses Education Cs Amina’s directive.

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Attorney General Kihara Kariuki has dismissed a decision by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed to lower grade qualifying teachers for training to D.

In a letter to the Teachers Service Commission, Mr Kariuki said Dr Amina erred in her decision to gazette minimum standards set by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA). “The Cabinet Secretary cannot purport to exercise the power under Section 29 of KNQA Act, to perform a function that does not form part of the purpose of the Act,” said Kariuki in a letter dated November 26. Amina gazetted the KNQA standards that set C (Minus) as the minimum diploma entry grade and D (Plain) for certificate courses. Currently, the minimum teachers’ entry grade to certificate training is C and C+ for diploma colleges. The letter, addressed to TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia, was a response to the commission’s inquiry for legal interpretation on the role of TSC and the Cabinet Secretary.

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