Education Cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed has vowed to sustain reforms in ministry. The CS said she would provide the requisite leadership and appealed to the ministry staff to support the reforms and work as a team to ensure full implementation. “We will continue to move forward with the reforms. “I know how much work it takes to get our reform process moving,” she said.
Amina said she looked forward to the support from staff given its technical expertise, saying the ministry and staff had a greater responsibility to impact the life of millions of children. “We should deepen our impact and resolve to work together,” she said.
Amina made the remarks during an extensive briefing session at the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) yesterday. She was flanked by the ministry’s chief administrative secretary Simon Kachapin, Principal secretary for State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education Dr Belio Kipsang and his counterpart in University Education and Research Prof Micheni Ntiba.
Dr Kipsang said the ministry was responsible to the education and training of 17 million Kenyans in basic education and tertiary institutions, adding that it is, therefore, for it to ensure access, equity, quality, relevance in education and retention of learners in schools.
He pledged the ministry’s staff support to the CS to ensure she makes a difference in the lives of the children. Directors of various departments outlined the policies, programmes, projects and programmes the ministry was undertaking to improve children’s access, equity, quality, relevance of education.
Amina called for the series of meetings to enable her and other newly-appointed leaders in the ministry to understand the challenges and opportunities the ministry had in providing educational services to the country. In her speech when she assumed the leadership of the Ministry from Fred Matiang’i, her predecessor, Amina pledged to sustain the reforms the ministry was undertaking.