Magoha Apologizes To Kenyans As He Aims to Finish Last Phase of CBC Classrooms
George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary for Education, has thanked Kenyans for bringing out his good and bad qualities while he was in government.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Magoha admitted that serving in his capacity was difficult because he had to be firm in some situations.
“I want to thank you for having walked with me and having taken the good, the bad and the ugly side of me because that is a human being,” said Magoha.
“There is nobody who is perfect, I believe that in order for me to be given the opportunity to serve in this capacity it was purely by the grace of God.”
Magoha also admitted that he may have come across as arrogant, especially during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, but that he had to step up and take firm leadership roles.
He apologized to Kenyans and insisted on carrying out his mandate.
“It has not been easy being a CS for education during COVID and in order for me to move things forward I have been very firm and in between the firmness I have cracked certain jokes,” he said.
“I want to say without any fear of contradiction that if any of those jokes have gone to the wrong side, that was not the intention, and my apologies to the general public about that.”
The CS stated that he intends to complete the final phase of building Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms across the country by the end of his term to ensure a smooth transition for his successor.
“We are now at 75 percent which leaves us with a tough nut to crack of about 1,200 classrooms.
“I strongly believe that we shall be able to complete the classrooms so that whenever the new CS takes over he finds that he has a smooth place to start from.”