George Magoha, the cabinet secretary for education, has expressed gratitude to Kenyans for highlighting both his strengths and weaknesses when he was in office.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Magoha acknowledged that carrying out his duties was challenging at times because he needed to be firm.
“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 might have come across as egotistical, especially during the height of the Covid-19 outbreak, but that he had to take charge and assume decisive leadership positions.
He expressed regret to Kenyans and asserted that his mission had been accomplished.
“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.”
To guarantee a smooth transition for his successor, the CS announced that he intends to complete the final stage of building Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms across the country before the end of his tenure.
“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.”
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