Professor George Magoha promises to streamline education sector

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Education Cabinet Secretary Nominee Prof. George Magoha has promised to streamline education sector in the country if parliament approves his nomination.

Appearing before the National Assembly Committee on Appointments, Professor Magoha, said should he be approved, Kenyans should expect to see changes in the Education sector.

On the new competency based curriculum, Professor Magoha told the legislators that he supports it fully adding that the new curriculum is one of those things he will ensure is successful.

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The CS nominee said he will make sure that by September this year, the curriculum for grade 4 is ready.

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On the issue of birth certificates for the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) Registration, Prof. Magoha says no child will be denied to sit exams for reasons beyond their abilities.

On claims by Gwasi MP John Mbadi that his leadership style is mechanical and dictatorial Prof. Magoha denied the allegations saying he consults widely before making any decision.

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If approved professor Magoha will be replacing Ambassador Amina Mohamed who has since being moved to sports ministry.

Meanwhile, Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino was barred from participating in the approval hearing for Education Cabinet Secretary nominee Professor George Magoha.

This is after National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi ruled that Owino’s request to be incorporated in the session as a friend of the committee was un-procedural.

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He said Owino should have instead written to his office seeking permission to be incorporated in the session seeking permission.

The House Standing order 195 states that a non-member of a committee wishing to participate in a session should write to the Speaker of the House 24 hours prior to the start of the session.

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