Amid the uncertainty surrounding his fate in Ruto's government, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has opened up on how a little-known staff at the ministry, Dr Sarah Ruto helped him to achieve milestones in his tenure at Jogoo House.
Magoha who spoke on Monday, September 19, during the national music festivals in Kisumu County made a special mention to Ruto whom she singled out to have been instrumental to the success realized in the Ministry of Education.
According to Magoha, the government official served diligently and gave him daily briefs regarding the affairs of teachers among other aspects of the ministry.An undated Education CAS Dr Sarah Ruto (right) and officials from the Ministry of Education.
Sarah shared a cordial working relationship with Magoha despite the CS admitting that most of the staff experienced difficulties in coping with his way of doing things.
“When she was appointed as the CAS, everybody knows that I am not easy to work with because I am a kind of a slave driver but Sarah Ruto seems to be smiling all the time and she moved around with me doing other things which if you like you can go to the place and check,' Magoha remarked.
“The reason I am mentioning her today is that I had assigned her the teacher education docket in the ministry and you can believe that even this morning she was giving me the actual brief," the CS added.
Magoha further urged the new administration led by President William Ruto to consider her in the Ministry of Education citing her diligence and professionalism.
"I hope that the incoming govt will forget politics and perhaps tap her professional experience in teacher education."
Sarah Ruto's Profile
Dr Sarah Ruto's experience in the education sector spans over thirty years having served in different capacities in education agencies. Prior to her appointment as CAS, Ruto was the Chairperson of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
Besides being a tutor at Kenyatta University, Ruto has a reputation for her involvement in international large-scale policy programs on education.
Among her notable involvements include United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organization- UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies (INCLUDE) and the Brookings Millions Advisory Group.
After the pandemic in 2020, Ruto was appointed as the chairperson of the Education Emergency Response Committee which was tasked with the role of recommending a formula for the resumption of studies in all institutions of learning.
Dr Ruto has also been a champion of the competency-based curriculum that has been the subject of debate in the recent past.Education CS George Magoha commission CBC classroom in Kericho county on Thursday, February 24, 2022EduMin
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