Prof George Magoha’s nomination as Education Cabinet Secretary was long overdue, teachers in Mt Kenya have said following the announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The President’s executive order on Friday morning put Mr Magoha in charge of the ministry previously headed by Amina Mohamed. She took over in the Sports ministry from Mr Rashid Echesa, who was fired.
Members of the Mt Kenya Teachers’ Forum later urged Parliament to approve Prof Magoha’s nomination, saying teachers believe he will be zealous.
Forum spokesperson, Mr Ndung’u Wangenye, said the Education Ministry needs a firm and authoritative Cabinet secretary, such as Mr Magoha.
“Since the President’s re-election, we have all along been expecting Prof Magoha to be elevated from Knec chairmanship to the Cabinet. When he worked with CS Fred Matiang’i in fighting exam cheating, the education sector found integrity,” said Mr Ndung’u Wangenye, who is also the Executive Secretary of the Laikipia County branch of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet).