President Uhuru has called on the new education CS Prof George Magoha to give it a 100% to ensure that the country succeeds in implementing the new curriculum and full student transition from primary to secondary schools.
Uhuru further urged the CS to manage government resources in ensuring that the government delivers to Kenyans.
Prof George Magoha was sworn in alongside Mr Wycliffe Ogalo as Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) and Commissioner-General of Kenya Prisons respectively.
During his vetting, when asked about safeguarding the future of students Prof Magoha said : “I am definitely not mechanical. I am a top grade professor. I am going to dark room possibly full of snakes, I must study the ministry of education if you approve me,I work from the backroom. I am a surgeon, I identify the problem then deal with it and leave. I don’t expect to agree with everyone, if you agree with everyone its a problem. I am happy that the President chose the ministry of education, KNEC is now under me, fully under my watch.”
Mr Kenyatta commended the new Education CS for his appointment, saying his wealth of experience as a long-serving public servant will be key to efficient management of the sector.
“We have worked with you in delivering credible exams. I am now counting on you on the 100 percent transition from primary to secondary schools, good management of resources and in implementing the new curriculum,” said Mr Kenyatta.
Prof Magoha takes over from Ms Amina Mohamed who was moved to the Sports ministry.
Mr Kenyatta also commended the new Commissioner-General of Prisons for his long-standing career service and his management skills.
Commending the new Education CS for his appointment, President Kenyatta said he looks forward to working with him and other stakeholders in implementing the new curriculum and ensuring the country achieves 100% transition from primary to secondary schools. pic.twitter.com/jfgnGGkjBa— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) March 26, 2019
“We want to see you continue with the ongoing reforms,” said the President.