Members of Parliament have approved the nomination of Professor George Magoha as the Education Cabinet Secretary.
The lawmakers, while approving the report of the Committee on Appointment that vetted Prof Magoha, said he was the most qualified person to handle the sector .
Majority of MPs showered President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominee with praises due to his glittering and illustrious career in the academia.
Prof Magoha has served as chairman of the Kenya National Examinations Council, University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor and chair of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa expressed confidence that Prof Magoha was best-suited to solve the myriad of problems in the education sector.
“I have no doubt he is going to succeed. We don’t want Cabinet Secretaries who have no experience,” Dr Wamalwa said.
Seme MP James Nyikal termed the nominee a committed professional with high standards of integrity.
“His no-nonsense stance may sometimes be seen as arrogance but when he is wrong, he accepts his mistakes,” Dr Nyikal said.
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino described Prof Magoha as a firm leader who gives people a second chance.
“For our girls and boys to get quality education and grow up as God-fearing students, Prof Magoha must the Cabinet Secretary for Education. This the best decision President Kenyatta has ever made,” Mr Owino
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa urged Prof Magoha to guide public universities on prudent financial management as many universities are grappling with financial difficulties.