Prof. George Magoha has officially been sworn in as the Education Cabinet Secretary at State House. Magoha moves in to replace current Sports CS Amina Mohamed who replaced the sacked Rashid Echesa. He was unanimously approved by parliament, after
Magoha will face among other challenges, the government’s target of the total transition of students from primary school to secondary school, the implementation of the divisive new curriculum, which has faced recent opposition from KNUT, upholding of high and credible exam standards, digitization in the education sector, issues affecting teachers among other. Speaking at State House after witnessing the swearing in on Tuesday, 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.
When he appeared before the Parliamentary Committee, Magoha had assured the MPs of his focus and ability to handle the Education Ministry. Having worked as the figurehead at KNEC, he said no government plan will fail under his watch including the registration of candidates, “Through active and continuous consultation, by the grace of God, everything I’ve touched in the past, I have always succeeded, failure has never been in my vocabulary. So I don’t see a situation where we are not going to be able to ensure that by the time exams come every child in Kenya has a birth certificate and has joined NEMIS,” he said during the vetting process.