I Will Talk To Ruto Concerning My Retention as Education Cs, Magoha
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has defended his continued efforts to set up Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classes in spite of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure coming to an end, saying he is only committed to fulfilling his mandate to the government.
Speaking in Lang’ata while inspecting some of the classes on Tuesday, Magoha pointed out that his actions were not to be misinterpreted to imply that he was only seeking to be absorbed in President-elect William Ruto’s government.
He, however, intimated that if Ruto would deliberate on reinstating him following his work in the sector, he would not hesitate to be part of his cabinet.
“I am not looking for a job, you can take that to the bank. Nobody should mistake me that I am completing this work in order to be seen that I want this job,” Magoha said.
“But if in his wisdom the president-elect thought that I could even be half worthy to be considered, we will have a conversation with him because I have now connected with the children, the poor children.”
He added: “If we are thinking in the same direction and he gives me the support that I require, which means that I do things the way he wants and not any other person if it is God’s will I will say yes.”
Consequently, Magoha defended the ongoing setting up of CBC classrooms saying: “CBC is not a money guzzler, you just must make sure that you get the value for money. It is not going to be easy for government officers to get value for money because they have a culture of doing things in a particular manner.”
Magoha’s remarks follow perceived strife between him and Ruto that was witnessed during the August elections campaign period.
After the Supreme Court upheld Ruto’s victory on Monday, he will be sworn into office on Tuesday next week at Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani after which Ruto will be expected to name his new cabinet.