The narrow vision of some short-sighted, short-experienced friends, cannot appreciate the feelings of a soul who has been in close harmony with the soul of Christ in connection with the salvation of souls.
The motives are misunderstood and the actions misconstrued by those who would be his friends, until, like Job, the earnest prayer goes forth from his lips, Save me from my friends. T25a 95.2
Students of teachers training colleges have been advised to enroll for ICT courses to acquire skills which would enable them implement the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) effectively.
The remarks were made by former Vice Chancellor of Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Professor Justus Mbae while presiding over the 27th graduation ceremony of Murang’a Teachers Training College, where 522 attained their relevant qualifications.
The graduands were told digital literacy is vital in teaching of the new curriculum and teachers with skills and knowledge will be relevant in the education industry.
According to Prof Mbae, CBC curriculum is an innovative education process which requires teachers with ICT competencies to deliver effective teaching.
Professor Mbae observed that the world has steadily embraced the emergent ICT industry and Kenya’s education sector has steadily moved to teaching services on digital platforms.
He told the graduands to develop positive values, attitudes and character to enable them mould the morals of the learners entrusted to them by the society.
Prof Mbae noted that corruption had become a major threat to the management of public money and resources, challenging the young people and professionals getting into public service to stand firm and confront the vice so as to rescue the country from jaws of corruption.
The don pointed out that huge amounts of resources allocated for development were being preferred by public servants to the detriment of development projects.
The college principal Purity Kihara Ngure disclosed that plans had been designed to transform the institution to be on the forefront in digital education.
Ngure said the college is ranked among the best nationally in producing skilled young teachers with requisite capacities to rollout CBC.
However, she lamented that young men were shunning training as teachers, which will negatively affect the development of the boy-child in future.
Of the 522 graduands, there were only 174 male compared to 348 female trainees.