The attention will swiftly turn to the implementation of their mission in their different dockets after President William Ruto’s nominations for the Cabinet have been examined and approved by Parliament.
Some cabinet secretaries will actually have to hit the ground running as soon as they take office due to the vital nature of the pressing issues in their respective ministries, while some ministries do not have responsibilities that need urgent attention.
One such person is Ezekiel Machogu, whom Ruto has given the task of managing the Education docket in light of upcoming reforms in the area.
Former Education CS On August 22, George Magoha issued a warning that the role requires a person of strong character.
Work is being done outside, not at Jogoo House. You’ll be startled if you wait in the office for reports, remarked Magoha.
Magoha, a staunch supporter of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), defended his past performance and declared himself to be pleased with his accomplishments.
All of these preparations give me confidence that CBC will be implemented successfully by my successor, he said.
If MPs approve his nomination, the former Kisii governor candidate will have a hard battle, as Magoha predicted.
On September 30, Ruto established a 49-member task committee to assess the CBC and make recommendations for necessary reforms in higher education.
The President will get updates from the Working Party, which is led by Prof. Raphael Munavu, every two months, and it will hand in its final report in six months.
Machogu’s first priority will be to implement the CBC reforms without delay if they are approved by Parliament.
A review of the rules governing the education sector is one of them, with the goal of addressing overlap, ambiguities, efficiency issues, and weakening links.
The team must also provide advice on the framework for assessments and exams, technology for delivering curriculum and teacher preparation, and frameworks for training and deployment.
The task team was established as parent complaints about the CBC’s high cost were getting louder.
The management of the upcoming national exams, which are only one and a half months away, will be Machogu’s other top focus.
The start date for the KCPE and KCSE exams was announced on Monday by Magoha.
He stated that marking will be finished in December and test results would be made public by January 23 of the following year.
And Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Collins Oyuu requested the government to increase teachers’ compensation by 60% as if to inform his successor of the most important issues facing teachers.
He claimed that because they are paid so little by the Teachers Service Commission, teachers are demoralised.