Outgoing Education Secretary George Magoha plans to return to teaching after losing a Cabinet position in President William Ruto’s administration.
In a speech on October 10, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi (UoN) said he would return to the classroom after completing his tenure at the Ministry of Education.
However, the CS did not reveal which organization he has joined and discussions are already underway.
Before joining the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and the Cabinet, he was a Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital and a Lecturer in Urological Surgery at UoN.
Prof. Magoha said he would spend time becoming a doctor.
“Also, I went back to the hospital for my surgery a little because I want to enjoy life like others. I believe I have given enough back to the community,” he said.
The outgoing CS expressed his readiness to become a CS in the Ruto government, saying he enjoys teaching and mentoring young professionals in the medical field.
According to CS, his tenure at the Ministry of Education and Culture has been successful, starting with the steps taken to prevent exam leaks that often become a problem in KNEC exams.
Among the programs proclaimed is the implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (KBK) launched by former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In this case, he commended President Dr. William Ruto to set up a task force to review and evaluate the KBK program instead of scrapping it.
CS Prof. Retiring in September 2022 Magoha said he will offer his services to the Ruto administration, adding that the CBC is best placed to oversee its implementation, with the first team expected to move into secondary schools in January 2023.