Lusaka eulogises Magoha as practical leader who transformed the education docket


BUNGOMA, Kenya, Jan 25 – Bungoma Governor, Ken Lusaka, has eulogised former Education Cabinet Secretary (CS), George Magoha, terming his passing on as a blow to the education sector and the country at large.

Lusaka said the late professor was very dedicated to the transformation of the country’s education sector, first as the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Chairman and as the Cabinet Secretary (CS) education under former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Administration.

Lusaka spoke at Bungoma D.E.B Primary School, Wednesday.

“Prof Magoha restored sanity to the country’s examination body during his reign as its Chairman, a legacy that earned him an appointment to head the education docket as the CS,”said Lusaka.

“Magoha’s name and his work will always remain in our hearts as he is the only education CS who was able to do away with examination cheating,” he noted.

Lusaka celebrated Magoha for taking the lead in championing of the new CBC system in the country.

“He was the only CS who could make impromptu visits to learning institutions to inspect construction of the CBC classrooms, “he said, adding that the late CS had also encouraged innovation programmes in most universities in the country.

Lusaka said that the only way to remember the late CS is to continue carrying on the good work he had started in our education sector.

Bungoma D.E.B Primary School Senior Head Teacher, Tobias Khisa, remembered Magoha as a friend to the school, noting that he is the one who fast racked construction of new classrooms in the school.

“We as a school are saddened by the passing on of former education CS  who has been a long term friend of this school and has really been hands-on in making sure the school, despite its large population receives proper development,” said Khisa.

Source: capitalfm