Machogu: This is How I will Deal With Exam Cheating and Ensure Successful Transition to Grade 7
Cabinet Secretary nominee for Education Ezekiel Machogu on Sartuday vowed to deal decisively with exam cheating once given a go-ahead to serve as education boss.
Machogu said there shall be tough conversations with the stakeholders aimed at improving education standards in the country.
“This would mark my first assignment. There shall be no cases of exam cheating. Surveillance must be intense to curb this vice and I must start having discussions with teachers across Gusii,” he said.
The former Nyaribari Masaba MP was speaking during a function to commemorate Bishop Mairura’s 35 years of service.
Machogu was accompanied by other leaders among them Kisii Governor Simba Arati, Senator Richard Onyonka, MPs Alfa Miruka (Bomachoge Chache), Japhet Nyakundi (Kitutu Chache North) and dozens of Catholic priests.
Machogu was in Kisii to represent President Will Ruto during the commemorative event held at Gusii Stadium.
He told the residents that the president means well for the region and is committed to ensuring all development pledges he had made during the campaigns are fulfilled.
“He sent me here to tell you that he remembers everything he had promised to you,” he said.
Machogu, however, cited the dysfunctional government with empty coffers they had inherited as one bottleneck they are trying to overcome.
“This notwithstanding we will look for funds to meet the aspirations and development needs of our country,” said Machogu.
On the Competency Based Curriculum, Machogu assured the pupils preparing for the junior secondary exams that they would not be affected in any way, adding that transition plans are in place.
And on university education, Machogu said once he assumes office, he will operationalise the university funding board to address funding disparities among state universities.