CS George Magoha Reveals What Stopped Him From Becoming a Musician

  • Education CS George Magoha during the launch of the New Curriculum at Uhuru Gardens Primary School on Tuesday April 23, 2019. Twitter
  • Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has finally opened up about what his first career choice was and becoming the super-educated intellect he is was not part of it.

    Speaking during the launch of the New Curriculum Training at Uhuru Gardens Primary School, Magoha revealed that his first career choice was to become a musician.

    He further disclosed that were the new curriculum launched while he was still in school, it would have made it easier for him to live his dream but the pathways did not allow him to go ahead with the choice.

    He, therefore, settled for pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related course.

    "In senior secondary schools, we have several pathways. If you are a musician like I almost did, I am a musician, maybe I would have gone to the pathway of finance, music and performing arts. Because that pathway was no there, I did the second best which was STEM," he told the congregation sparking laughter.

    Education CS George Magoha (left) and TSC Chair Nancy Macharia during the New Curriculum launch at Uhuru Gardens Primary School

    That was, however, not the only revelation the intellect made during the address, he also explained that there were certain career choices that did not require university education qualifications.

    Magoha divulged that the obsession with going to university had to stop as the education section is reevaluated to offer courses with value.

    "The craze of going to university has to stop. You don't need to go to university to be a very good messenger. You don't need to go to University to be a good carpenter.

    "We have reached a stage where if we don't stop and think we are churning degrees which are valueless," he explained.

    He, therefore, took the chance to vouch for the new curriculum as the best thing for the country and that training in 1,191 zones throughout the country had taken off smoothly.

    "For those who are not aware, this curriculum will focus less on content and more on the acquisition of competencies that can help you do something for yourself," he remarked.