This afternoon, the vetting committee started with CS nominee for Education Hon. Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki, CBS taking oath before the committee.
Hon. Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki CS nominee for Education is a former Member of Parliament for Nyaribari Masaba Constituency.
Hon. Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki said his financial net worth is Ksh. 590M, owns several apartments in Nairobi.
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“During the seven-year period that I served as District Commissioner, Nyandarua was number one nationally. In 1993, I was awarded the best overall District Commissioner by the then President.” Machogu added
Ezekiel Machogu on CBC
The Education CS nominee said that teachers will be able to give their views on CBC and the taskforce put in place will take into consideration their views on the matter.
The Kenya Kwanza administration in particular would not like anything that will be so costly to parents, because education is supposed to be free and compulsory.
The former Nyaribari Masaba Constituency Mp also added that in case there are cartels in the education ministry, it is time for them to start packing and going elsewhere. ” I like value for money, shilling by shilling and we will be able to do very proper monitoring so that we don’t lose any money at all”, Machogu said.
Machogu on Teacher’s Shortage
The education CS nominee admitted that indeed there is a huge shortage of teachers in our schools. The ratio of students to teachers is alarming.
“Teacher shortage is real in this country. As of now, almost every part of the country has a shortage. Effective from January, we will be employing not less than 30,000 teachers to be spread countrywide”, Machogu argued.
Hon. Ezekiel Machogu also said he will have to work on matters security in Northern Kenya as so many teachers are unemployed but are uncomfortable working there because of security
Further, Machogu promised to operationalise University Funding Board. “We will make sure that in my first month in office, the University Funding Board will be operationalized.” Education CS nominee”,Hon. Ezekiel Machogu
Education CS nominee, Hon. Ezekiel Machogu further opined that the way to go in this country is Day Schools.
“Scholarships are many. I will make sure the process is streamlined so that every part of Kenya, particularly the disadvantaged marginalized areas are able to benefit from these scholarships.” Ezekiel Machogu, Education CS nominee
Finally, Hon. Machogu assured the committee that he is equal to the task. “I will take the education ministry to another level. Education is the major determinant to success of all other sectors of the economy”, – Machogu
If approved by the House, In January Ezekiel Machogu will employ 30,000 teachers in addition to the ones already in schools.