Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has encouraged parents to enroll their children in any school they have been admitted.
In a statement, Mutua said the high school that the children attend does not determine their future.
“Parents, take your children to whichever school they are admitted to. Don’t kill yourself trying to get “a better school,” he said.
He further explained that he rose to become a CEO despite studying in an unrecognized school in Kangundo which even closed down.
“I am a CEO, and I went to schools that are not on Google maps. In fact, the school where I started my secondary education, Popular High School in Kangundo no longer exists,” said Ezekiel Mutua.
He stated that children admitted to ‘small’ schools also stand a chance of ascending to high positions in future.
Mutua urged the parents to relax and take their children to the schools they have been admitted to as long as they are safe.
“It’s not the name of the school that makes a child’s future. Hard work, discipline and proper mentorship will make your kid be the boss to guys who went to the schools you are pushing your child to go,” he explained.
Ezekiel Mutua Draws Mixed Reactions
X user named Dan Omurwa opposed Mutua arguing that a good school has a big impact on the future of the child, whether they excel or not.
“There’s social capital which revolves around the people you create bond with while in high school…. Your worth is your net worth,” said Umurwa.
However, Mutua replied that not all children qualify for those big schools.
Further, he said he has never been asked about the secondary school he attended during interviews.
“Trust me I have never been asked which School I went to form one. The moment I passed to join form five in a good school then University.
My beginning is only for motivational speeches. I have a seat on the table,” he replied to another user.
Ezekiel Mutua has risen through the ranks from a trainee reporter in 1994 to a sub-editor at Nation Media in 1998.
He served as Kenya Union of Journalists Secretary General and government’s information secretary.
Prior to his appointment at MCSK he served as Kenya Film Classification CEO.
Dr. Mutua has served as a director in various state agencies including Brand Kenya Board, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Media Council of Kenya and the Kenya Copyright Board among others.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Linguistics from Kenyatta University, master’s in communication studies from University of Nairobi and PhD in Communication from Moi University.
Furthermore, Ezekiel Mutua holds an honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from the Commonwealth University.
Even though he hasn’t made information about his basic education public, some reports indicate that Mutua attended Tala High School.
In 2010, Dr. Mutua was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) by the President for his outstanding contribution to the country.