By JOSEPH MUCHIRI
Education Secretary George Godia has said the proposed changes to the education system will be effective in August.
Prof Godia suggested a sessional paper and the legal framework documents that address the changes in the education system will have been passed by Parliament by August.
The two documents detail on expanding of quality education, making it accessible and ensuring its equity at all levels of education and realigning the current policies towards Vision 2030.
In reviewing the Education Act, Parliament will address the role of sponsors, parent-teachers associations and the right and the role of a child in an effort to improve learning.
Godia said his ministry will next week meet officials from the Higher Education Ministry to deliberate on how to harmonise the two documents.
"The two ministers agreed on the importance of developing the two documents. And since we anticipate that in the new constitutional dispensation the two ministries will likely be merged, then it is important to harmonise the documents," said Prof Godia.
He also raised concerns that stakeholders were concentrating too much on debating the structure of education. "We should discuss what schools should teach rather than focus on the structure, since what matters most is what the learner is being taught," said Godia.