Former Tahidi High actor turned film director/producer Abel Mutua has apparently never had to use his CV to get a job.
The filmmaker made the startling claim on the Iko Nini podcast, saying in the 15 years he has been in the film industry he has never made a formal application for any gig.
Mutua, popularly known as Mkurugenzi, used his example to fault the 8-4-4 Education system. He had been asked if he supports the Kenyan curriculum.
“Our syllabus and education system in Kenya generally doesn’t make sense to me, I can tell you for a fact, for the 15 years I have been in the job sector I have never submitted a CV anywhere,” he said.
Mutua said he was never interested in sciences from Standard Six. He said the education system should cater to the passions and strengths of a learner.
According to Mutua, art-based careers are gaining prominence over conventional careers in the job market.