Breaking News: Former Education CS George Magoha Dies At Age 71

George Magoha

Former Education CS George Magoha Magoha has died, his family confirms; he has passed at Nairobi hospital. He served as the Kenya National Examination Council chairman from 2016 to 2019 before being appointed as Education CS.

Here are some of the key milestones he achieved during his tenure;

Competency Based Curriculum(CBC)

“The roll-out of the CBC curriculum is on course and the inaugural class is scheduled to join Grade Six when schools re-open on Monday. Consequently, after schools re-open, we shall have more than 9 million children learning under the CBC curriculum.”

Free Day Secondary school learning

“The government has made deliberate efforts to make education not only accessible but also affordable. This has been demonstrated by raising of capitation for Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE) from Sh12,870 to the current Sh22,244.”

Medical Insurance Scheme for secondary school learners

“In 2017, the Ministry entered into an agreement with the National Hospital Insurance Fund to run a medical health insurance scheme for all secondary school learners. Since then, the Government has been setting aside Sh4 billion annually to ensure the learners stay healthy by being attended to in health facilities countrywide

Free text books to every child to the ratio of 1:1

“I am pleased to also confirm that the Government has spent Kshs.33.38 billion between 2018 and now achieve a Learner: Book ratio of 1:1 in all public primary and secondary schools.”

Sanitary towels for school girls

“Since 2018, Kshs.3.017 billion has been spent in procuring sanitary towels for 7,515,864 girls in public primary schools in Kenya.”

School Feeding Program

“The Government, in collaboration with partners such as the UN World Food Program (WFP) and the World Bank to keep their children in school and to enrich the nutrition of learners’ meals and ensure a balanced diet, plans are underway to introduce canned beef to their meals.”

Power connection in schools

“The focus on electrification of schools has been a priority. So far, over 90% of schools have been connected.”

ICT Integration in Education

“The Government initiated the Digital Learning Program and a total of 21,717 out of 22,988 primary schools (94%) have been supplied with these digital devices.”

Many people have come out online to mourn his demise, may his soul Rest In Peace!


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