Professor Magoha has revealed that President Uhuru's government is working on the economic stimulus package and especially on the money meant for purchasing about 250,000 desks for primary and secondary schools.
He said a plan is in place to ensure that every public secondary school in Kenya gets about 50 to 100 desks, adding that he will collaborate with the Interior CS Fred Matiangi and youth county officers to make sure that no one steals the money or desks meant for students.
He called on the sub-county commissioners to fully get involved in the security of this project. He warned the education cartels of stealing money meant for desks adding that money is only meant to ensure that there is enough desks for the CBC and to engage youths across the country to earn money and stimulate the economy.
He warned of will serious consequences to those who will be caught stealing.
Disappointment By Learning Institutions
While inspecting the institution at Wote, Magoha expressed his disappointment with the Makueni County which he admitted that its one of the best in efficiency and management but has failed as compared to other counties.
He regretted that an institution like Wote that's used to train people to manufacture pavement blocks cannot afford to construct pavements in its own institution adding that even the blocks made are already breaking down and of low quality. "Things cannot be normal again, we must act abnormally in response," he said.
Magoha expressed his disappointment that the students especially ladies have to walk for a long distance at night outside their hostels just to release themselves adding that it is very unacceptable. He said that the national government had issued enough resources to enable youths to gain skills but institutions are failing to support the youths.
The CS questioned why expensive construction materials were used in the institutions yet cheaper tiles are manufactured in the same institutions. He wondered why the institution that makes a lot of money like Wote would look like an institution that is below its calibre. He called for accountability of learning institutions noting that the government is not poor.
On Reopening Of Learning Institutions.
Magoha urged institutions to install enough water in preparation for the normal resumption of studies noting that schools will only reopen when his senior President Kenyatta decides to do so. He said that schools might reopen earlier depending on how the government observes the curve for two the next two weeks.
Professor Magoha said he was hopeful that for the next 10 weeks the Ministry of Education would have made a better decision. He added that the Covid-19 curve and the observation of Covid-19 health precautions by institutions is what will lead to the reopening of schools even if it means to reopen in 2021.