Teachers React to Amina Mohammed's Appointment as Education CS

  • The nomination of outgoing Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed to the Education docket was on Sunday welcomed by teachers from Bungoma County.

    Speaking while addressing a media briefing, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) officials in the county noted that Ambassador Mohammed was not a bad nominee to fill in the position left by outgoing CS Fred Matiang'i.

    Led by Kenneth Ngangah, the branch's executive secretary, the teachers explained that they had high hopes that the new CS will improve the education sector and continue with the ongoing reforms.

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    "As teachers, we are happy with the changes. Matiang'i, much as he started well, turned out to be a bully and a dictator in his dealings with teachers," Ngangah was quoted by The Star.

    The Bungoma KNUT Executive Secretary further noted that as teachers they will work with the new boss and give her all the necessary support.

    The union officials, however, urged the new Cabinet Secretary to organise a stakeholders meeting after she is sworn in to discuss issues affecting teachers.

    "As teachers, we will support the new CS until she steers the education sector to greater heights.

    ''We want her to engage us on the challenges affecting the education sector," he stated.

    On Friday President Uhuru Kenyatta named his full Cabinet where CS Mohammed was nominated to replace Dr Matiang'i who was transferred to the interior docket.

    Following her transfer, the position of CS in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was given to Dr Monica Juma who served as the Principal Secretary under Amb Mohammed.

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