Kenya's newly appointed Education CS vows to sustain reforms initiated by her predecessor Fred Matiang'i

She was recently re-deployed from the Foreign Affairs to Education Ministry by Uhuru

Kenya's newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ambassador Amina Mohamed has re-affirmed her commitment towards reforms being undertaken by the Ministry.

Speaking during a briefing at the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa, said she will be keen on building and sustaining the momentum for reforms in the sector initiated by her predecessor Fred Matiang'i.

“We will continue to move forward with the reforms,” she said.

The former Foreign Affairs CS also stated that she looks forward to the support from staff given its technical expertise, saying the Ministry and staff had a greater responsibility to impact the life of millions of children.

“I know how much work it takes to get our reform process moving,” Ambassador Mohamed noted, saying she will provide the leadership needed to ensure full implementation of the reforms.

The Ministry of Education has initiated various reforms aimed at making quality and relevant education accessible to all learners.

Besides cracking down on examinations cheating, some of the other reforms include implementation of two programmes in literacy and numeracy in all public primary schools in the country as well as facilitating changes on the education system where a new curriculum will be implemented in 2019.

The ministry has also introduced new textbook distribution policy and curbed school fees increment which did not follow their guideline.

Ambassador Mohamed called for the series of meetings to enable her and other top leadership newly appointed leaders in the Ministry to understand the challenges and opportunities the Ministry had in providing educational services to the country.

The CS is set to meet the officials of the State Departments of University Education, Vocational and Technical Training on today, and thereafter, she will meet officials of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Kenya National Examinations Council before the weekend.

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