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IGRTC calls for dialogue to resolve impasse in education reforms

IGRTC Chairman Kithinji Kiragu.

The Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC) has expressed concern over Council of Governor’s (CoG) rejection of proposed reforms by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms.

IGRTC Chairman Kithinji Kiragu clarified that the Constitution clearly provides for exclusive functions of the two levels of government in as far as the Education function is concerned calling for enhanced collaboration as envisaged in the Intergovernmental Relations Act of 2012.

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While rejecting the recommendations of the proposed education reforms, said the recommendations undermine the basic structure and framework of the constitution.

The Council also threatened to withdraw its participation from any process that seeks to legislate the recommendations contained in the report including a meeting by the IGRTC scheduled for 16th January, 2023.

He noted that the decision to boycott the consultative process will have adverse effects on the implementation of devolution objectives, urging all parties to engage in constructive dialogue to address the concerns raised by Governors.

“Having considered the compelling case for further consultations on the matter, IGRTC had already written to the parties to offer a platform for the said consultations on 16th January 2024, a meeting that the Council of Governors has opted to boycott,’’ said Kiragu.

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