CS George Magoha’s Advices president William Ruto as He Exits Education Ministry. Below is the detailed report

On September 8, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha gave President-elect William Ruto some tips on how to run the Ministry.

 

Speaking to the media while on a CBC inspection trip in the counties of Mombasa and Kwale, Magoha also stated that the end of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government meant that he was prepared to step down from his position.

 

By prioritizing service delivery to all Kenyan children, he urged the President and his successor to expedite the Ministry’s spending.

 

Additionally, he cautioned Ruto against politicizing the education agenda by stating that the future and lives of children were continuously at risk.

 

“As I move away from this Ministry, the biggest elephant in the room that everybody must deal with, starting with His Excellency the President-elect to the most junior officer in the field, is to ensure that we get value for money.

 

 

 

“If there is a shilling in Kenya that should be spent on a child, it should be spent. not 90 cents or 10 cents. If that is done, it is my considered opinion that the Government is already providing money and we as the implementors are not doing what we are supposed to do,” he explained.

 

During his tour, he noted that the second phase of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) was 97 per cent complete with 9,800 classroom already done.

 

Magoha also highlighted his Ministry’s attention to children from poor background as among the biggest achievements of his tenure.

 

“Our conscience as we leave is very clear that we have paid attention to the weakest link and that is the child in the slums who has no capacity to go to school otherwise,” he added.

 

In his manifesto, Ruto promised to address educational imbalances in the nation to level the playing field for all kids, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

 

He pledged to take a number of steps, including reviewing the present exam-based system of academic progression and strengthening day secondary schools’ capabilities to ensure access to high-quality education while lowering costs.

 

Additionally, the President-elect promised to close the 116,000-person teacher shortage gap during the next two fiscal years.


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