CS Magoha's Statement That Left Everyone in Stitches [VIDEO]

  • Education CS, Prof. George Magoha speaking at a past event Twitter
  • Cabinet Secretary for Education, Professor George Magoha, left the education stakeholders in fits of laughter on Monday morning with his statement over the kind of school children in Kenyan schools.

    He was speaking over the fire incident that occurred on Sunday night at Uriri Boys High School.

    The inferno came after the students were denied permission to watch the highly anticipated Harambee Stars opening match against Algeria in the ongoing AFCON tournament in Egypt.

    "I don’t know what kind of children we are producing but since we have produced them we just have to manage them," Prof Magoha wondered loudly prompting bursts of laughter from his listeners.

    Uriri Boys High School in Migori county. Students razed down a dormitory after they were denied permission to watch Kenya's first match in the AFCON tournament

    The tough CS went on to commend the teachers of Uriri High School who helped to put off the fire that destroyed a dormitory in the school.

    "On the other side of the coin, can we find the teachers who thwarted the fire so that we can fete them in the course of next week. Not just feting, but with something palpable which will tell you that there is a price for being vigilant," he suggested.

    He directed that the teachers who were about six in number should be tracked down and be awarded.

    The CS was meeting the stakeholders in the education field where he gave details on the oncoming national exams where he confirmed that there were about 1.8 million KCSE and KCPE candidates registered for this year's national exams.

    Prof Magoha gave the national examination roadmap, complete with new measures that would be employed in the management of the tests.

    The details emerged as the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) released 2019 examination timetable. The KCPE tests will start on October 29 and end on October 31, while KCSE examination will kick off on November 1 and run up to November 27.

    KNEC data shows that 1,089,671 candidates were registered to sit Standard Eight national examination in 28,291 centers across the country. Another 698,935 were registered for the Form Four national examination across 10,304 centers. This brings to 1.78 million the total number of candidates listed to sit this year’s examinations.

    CS Magoha also directed the examinations council to open the portal for 1.1 million KCPE candidates to revise their secondary school choices.

    A photo showing students of Arya Primary School in Kisumu during a past national exam