CS Magoha set to retire next month with Kenyatta
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha yesterday announced he will retire at the end of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s term next month.
Responding to recent reports that he had asked to be retained by the incoming government so as to oversee the full implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), Magoha was categorical that he was not looking for a job in the next government.
“First of all, let me disabuse the minds of citizens, I am not looking for another job, what I have is enough, I have a target to make. So I will work even on Monday and that is on the eve of elections and by that time, our target will have got higher,” said the CS.
“After election results are announced, I am serving someone called President Uhuru Kenyatta and I will leave with him. When he is still there as the President, you will see me out working and when he stops, I stop,” Magoha explained.
The CS made the remarks after inspecting CBC classrooms at Nairobi School.
He said that if he will have completed the target to build classrooms by the time of exiting the office, it will be a welcome move.
“If I will have completed the target before then, well and good… and the way we are going, don’t you see I will complete it very early? For example, if someone goes to court before they finish I will have completed and I will also rest like everybody else.
However, before then if it is within the law, it is proper and just, a good sacrifice for someone who has been blessed by God with everything to give back to the children, don’t you think so?” Magoha posed.