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Magoha moves staff at Education Ministry just days after assuming office

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has made changes at the ministry and regional offices days after taking over with a warning to non-performing staff.

Speaking at a meeting with regional directors of education, ministry and TSC county directors, Prof Magoha said he would stop at nothing to ensure the Competency-based Curriculum, free learning programmes, increased enrolment and high integrity exams were delivered.

“I am asking lazy staff to either shape up or start packing up,” said the CS, who was accompanied by Chief Administrative Secretary Colleta Suda, Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang and TSC boss Nancy Macharia.


Prof Magoha singled out the Quality Assurance and Standards Directorate, which he said had failed to ensure smooth supervision of all school programmes.

After putting the directorate on the spot, he moved its head, Mr Pius Mutisya, to field services. Dr Mary Gaturu is now the acting director of quality assurance. Until her appointment, she was regional director of education in Rift Valley.

Ms Nereah Olick, the western regional director of education, has been appointed deputy director, primary education.

Dr Sylvester Mulambe, who was a deputy director, is now the director of policy.