CBC Projects To Be Complete By Monday – Magoha
Prof. George Magoha, cabinet secretary for education, stated that the remaining 4 percent of CBC projects across the nation should be completed by September 12th.
Nairobi and Mombasa counties are currently 86 percent complete and on track to reach 100 percent by this Saturday.
Magoha spoke while inspecting the ongoing construction of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classroom at Karec “C” Girls Secondary School in Langata, Nairobi, on Tuesday afternoon.
Magoha reiterated that the nationwide target of 10,000 classrooms must be met by the outgoing regime, of which he is a member.
However, his officers monitor the progress at the site level in Kericho, Bomet, Tranzoia, and Elgeyo Marakwet counties.
Magoha lauded the counties that have already delivered 100 percent results and reassured the public that his office is working around the clock to achieve the goal, ensuring a seamless transition to junior secondary school at the beginning of the next school year.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha stated that his career as a public servant has been fraught with obstacles.
Magoha noted that his most significant obstacle was the time spent “waiting” for approval.
“I encountered many obstacles due to the bureaucratic layers. What could have been accomplished in a day takes a week,” said Magaha.
He stated, however, that the difficulties made him a better manager as he returned to his urology career.
Magoha, who served as vice-chancellor of the University of Nairobi from January 2005 to January 2015, stated that this leadership style is not applicable in government.
“The government is an entirely new ball game, and I’m glad I’ve learned the ropes,” he said.
Magoha is proud of the education sector, which he is leaving after three years of service.
He stated that the next CS should prioritize outcomes over processes.
Indirectly, he referred to an audit report that identified Sh10 million used to monitor the distribution of desks.
Magoha, still monitoring projects, urged his successor to be more involved in field activities than office work.
He described instances in which his officers on the ground provided him with incorrect information.
“An example of a class in Uasin Gishu in which one of my officers stated that the students are at the roofing level,” he stated.
Even the slab was not ready when former CAS Sara Rutto visited the site.
Since the beginning of construction on the CBC classrooms, Magoha has commissioned each unit in a single day.
Other principal secretaries within the ministry confirm CBC classrooms across the nation.
Simon Nabukwesi, Fatuma Chege, and Julius Jwan are their names.
In the past eight months, nearly 9,800 classrooms have been constructed, while others have been completed in less than two weeks.
The outgoing CS stated that 100 percent transition and Elimu scholarships are among his most significant accomplishments.
Until now, 27,000 students from slums and vulnerable families have benefited from the program.
Magoha has actively supervised the construction of 10,000 brand-new CBC classrooms.
These classrooms are intended for students in junior secondary schools.
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In November 2021, the government began constructing the Sh8 billion infrastructure project to facilitate 100 percent transition.
In January of 2023, the first class of junior high school students will enroll.
The departing CS has vigorously defended the new curriculum and rebuked those who oppose it.