Nominee CS Prof Magoha vows to ensure proper use of resources

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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Nominated Cabinet Secretary for education, Professor George Magoha has pledged to ensure funds allocated to the Ministry are prudently utilized.

Speaking during the Pioneer School education day in Murang’a County, Magoha said he will establish a computerized system which will monitor how funds in the sector will be managed.

He noted that this will ensure children and especially from poor background have access to quality education.

Magoha said he will work in close partnership with other stakeholders for the success of the education sector.

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“If I will be considered as next education CS, I promise to work in consultation with other relevant ministries including that of interior, ICT among others to ensure education in this country is effectively managed,” he added.

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He observed that when he was Vice chancellor of the University of Nairobi, there was serious accountability on funds meant for the institution especially after the university established a computerized funds management system.

“Funds given to the ministry are taxpayers’ money and it will be wrong if I will work as an individual without consultations. All key stakeholders will be involved as the education sector needs a resilient team to spearhead its agenda,” said Magoha.

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Prof. Magoha urged the Ministry of Interior to help fast track the issuance of birth certificates especially to class eight and form four candidates.

Meanwhile, he also challenged parents to be on the forefront in participating in the education of their children. He expressed concern that some parents are busy working to amass wealth leaving the plight of their children at the hands of teachers.

“Parents should nurture their children in responsible ways and avoid this tendency of waiting for teachers to train children on everything. It’s unfortunate that some students leave secondary schools without knowing how to do simple chores like cleaning,” he observed.

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On the new curriculum, the Professor said head teachers should play their role effectively without delegating their responsibilities to ensure the Competency-Based Curriculum is properly implemented.

He hailed the new curriculum saying it will help in identifying a child’s talent and strengths from early stages and assist in nurturing the same.

“For effective implementation of the new curriculum, head teachers should do their responsibilities without delegating to ensure the exercise is well executed,” noted Magoha.

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