President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent out a powerful message of encouragement to the new Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Albert Omore Magoha who was sworn into office on Tuesday morning.
Uhuru's special message to Magoha after he was sworn in as Education CS
Magoha to start working today
President Kenyatta expressed his high hopes in Magoha, saying he was counting on him to deliver the new education curriculum that has already faced passionate opposition from teacher's unions.
The head of state said he was sure Magoha would continue with the legacy he had left behind at the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) where he managed to deliver credible national examinations.
“We have worked with you in delivering credible exams. I am now counting on you on the 100% transition from primary to secondary schools, good management of resources and in implementing the new curriculum,” Kenyatta said.
The swearing ceremony held at State House Nairobi was conducted by the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.
Magoha has received overwhelming support from various stakeholders who are eager to see his leadership in the Education docket.
The professor of medicine was nominated for the Cabinet position on March 1st to replace Amina Mohamed who was transferred to the less-visible sports ministry.
Mohamed took over from former CS Rashid Echesa who was fired without an explanation.
The first major challenge on Magoha's in tray is expected to be the rolling out of the new competency-based curriculum that has
Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion last week said his union would oppose the plan - arguing that teachers were ill-prepared and lacked proper training.
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