George Magoha Biography
George Magoha whose full name is George Albert Omore Magoha is the newly appointed CS of Education as of 1st March 2019. He is also a former Vice Chancellor for the University of Nairobi who also serves as a professor of Urology at the School of Medicine at the University of Nairobi.
Professor George Albert Omare Magoha born 1952 is a Kenyan consultant surgeon, academic administrator, and technocrat, who serves as the Cabinet Secretary of Education in the Cabinet of Kenya, effective 26th March 2019. He is also the Chairman of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB, Kenya Association of Urological Surgeons (KAUS) and former President of the Association of African Universities (AAU). Prof Magoha has also been a commissioner at the Commission for Higher Education (now Commission for University Education).
George Magoha Age
He was born in 1952. The professor is 67 years old as of 2019.
George Magoha Family
He grew up in Jerusalem (Salem) in Eastlands, Nairobi. He comes from a family of ten and he is the seventh child. He decided to become a urologist after observing the problems men had in passing urine when he was a child.
George Magoha Wife | Son
The professor is married to obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Barbara O Essien Magoha, since 1982. The couple met at the University of Lagos where they were both medical students. Dr. Barbara O Essien Magoha is from Nigeria and is a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at Kenyatta National Hospital as well as a lecturer at UoN.
She holds a Master of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) from the University of Nairobi. She has a son with Professor Magoha.
The Magoha family is one that is full of doctors. The family’s son is Dr. Michael Magoha, an alumnus of Strathmore and Brookhouse School who graduated from the University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine in 2009. He went back to the University of Nairobi and studied neurosurgery in 2011. Among other things, he is a lover of baseball and guitar and is a tutorial fellow at the Department of Surgery at UoN.
George Magoha Education Background
Prof. Magoha is a medical doctor who furthered his studies in surgery and urology at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland and Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammer-smith Hospital, London, Department of Urology, where he earned various academic awards.
He was an undergraduate student at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, undertaking a course of Bachelor in Medicine. He was also a student at Strathmore College. He undertook his secondary education at Starehe Boys’ Centre.
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George Magoha Job History
March 2016 – Present: Chairman of Kenya National Examinations Council Nairobi Kenya
January 2007 – Present: Member of Council of Confucius Institute Council Headquarters, Beijing China
June 2013 – Present: President of Associations of Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA) Johannesburg, South Africa
January 2010 – Present: Chairman of African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI), and professor of Urology, University of Nairobi
November 2009 – Present: Chairman of Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya
January 2015 – Present: Professor of Urology and immediate former Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi
January 2005 – January 2015: Professor of Urology and Vice Chancellor University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine.
December 2011 – December 2014: Chairman of Kenya Education Network (KENET)
March 2011 – June 2013: President of Association of African Universities Accra Ghana
January 1997 – June 2013: Chairman of Kenya Association of Urological Surgeons (KAUS)
January 2005 – September 2007: Chairman of University of Nairobi Pension Scheme
April 2002 – January 2005: Professor of Urology and deputy vice-chancellor administration and finance at the University of Nairobi
January 2001 – April 2002: Principal, College of Health Sciences at the University of Nairobi
January 2000 – January 2001: Dean Faculty of Medicine, Kenyatta National Hospital,
University of Nairobi
January 1999 – January 2000: Chairman of Academic Department of Surgery at the University of Nairobi Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi Kenya
George Magoha Cabinet Secretary to Ministry of Education
On 1st of March 2019, President Uhuru Kenyatta named Professor George Magoha to be the next Education CS. Upon confirmation, he will take over from ambassador Amina Mohammed.
George Magoha Honors and Awards
December 2006: Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), The Government of Kenya
December 2005: Moran of the order of the Burning Spear (MBS), The Government of Kenya
June 2008: Distinguished Service Award for services to the medical profession, Kenya Medical Association
November 2009: Distinguished and Dedicated Service Award, Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya
June 2001: Distinguished and Dedicated Service to University of Nairobi, University of Nairobi
George Magoha Publications
November 2005: Adult male circumcision: Results of a standardized procedure in Kisumu District, Kenya, BJU International
December 2014: Fournier’s gangrene in the HIV era, Africa Health Science Journal
September 2007: Overview of prostate cancer in indigenous black Africans and blacks of African ancestry in diaspora 1935-2007, East African Medical Journal
September 2007: Descriptive case series of patients presenting with cancer of the prostate and their management at Kenyatta National Hospital, East African Medical Journal
May 2000: Management and survival in advanced prostate cancer in Nairobi, East African Medical Journal
September 2007: Management of early prostate cancer: a review, East African Medical Journal
September 2007: Management of carcinoma of the penis: a review, East African Medical Journal
September 2007: Prostate cancer, East African Medical Journal
October 1997: Screening and early detection for prostate cancer, East African Medical Journal
December 1994: The role of varicocelectomy in the management of infertile males with varicoceles, East African Medical Journal
October 1997: Effect of an agent on androgen levels in elderly males,
East African Medical Journal
February 1996: Bilateral primary malignant lymphoma of the testis: case report, East African Medical Journal
October 1998: Local infiltration and spermatic cord block for inguinal, scrotal and testicular surgery, East African Medical Journal
June 2001: Renal transplantation during the twentieth century, East African Medical Journal
June 1995: Priapism, East African Medical Journal
October 2005: Appendicitis at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi
January 2007: Appendicectomy for recurrent and chronic appendicitis, Tropical Doctor
May 1995: Epidemiological and clinical aspects of carcinoma of the prostate in Africans: Experience at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos and the Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi, East African, Medical Journal
September 1995: Testicular cancer in Nigerians, East African Medical Journal
February 2000: Testicular cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, East African Medical Journal
September 2007: Early postoperative outcomes of patients undergoing prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, East African Medical Journal
June 1989: Subcapsular orchidectomy in the management of prostatic carcinoma in Nigerians, East African Medical Journal
May 2000: Current global status of female genital mutilation, East African Medical Journal
October 2010: Urolithiasis in Nairobi Kenya, East African Medical Journal
October 1990: Urolithiasis, East African Medical Journal
October 1998: Epidemiological aspects of Fournier’s gangrene at Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi, East African Medical Journal
December 1982: The effect of rectal examination on serum acid phosphatase levels in benign and malignant prostatic disease, Postgraduate Medical Journal
July 1996: Medical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia, East African Medical Journal
February 2000: Sildenafil (Viagra) in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction in Nairobi, East African Medical Journal
August 1999: Training of surgeons in Kenya at the University of Nairobi teaching hospital, East African Medical Journal
June 1995: Management of Fournier’s gangrene at Kenyatta National Hospital,
East African Medical Journal
June 1995: Epidemiological and clinical aspects of carcinoma of the penis at Kenyatta National Hospital, East African Medical Journal
November 2001: Autologous transfusion in surgical patients at Kenyatta National Hospital, East African Medical Journal
December 1995: Torsion of the testis in Africans in Nairobi, East African Medical Journal
October 1999: Circumcision in various Nigerian and Kenyan Hospitals, East African Medical Journal
May 1998: Finasteride in the treatment of patients with moderate symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, East African Medical Journal
December 2007: Aetiology, diagnosis, and management of haemospermia, East African Medical Journal
April 1999: Ureteric injuries, East African Medical Journal
May 1998: Benign and malignant prostatic obstruction, East African Medical Journal
May 1989: Testicular torsion salvage rate in Nigerians in Lagos, East African Medical Journal
August 2007: Testicular injuries, East African Medical Journal
1987: Measurement of C-reactive protein concentration after renal transplantation,
Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Journal
October 1987: Testicular torsion rate in Nigerians, Tropical and Geographic Medicine
March 1996: Ten years of experience with chronic prostatitis in Africans,
East African Medical Journal
November 1998: Management of male erectile dysfunction: a review,
East African Medical Journal
March 1997: Nosocomial infection of the urinary tract: pattern of antibiotic use and drug resistance, East African Medical Journal
September 1995: Cancer of the male genital tract, East African Medical Journal
George Magoha Membership
Starting April 1992: Member of British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
Starting January 1997: Member of Societe International D’Urologie (SIU)
Starting January 1988: Member of Kenya Medical Association (KMA)
Starting June 1999: a member of Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya
Starting January 2005: Member of the Governing Board Association of African Universities
January 2005 – June 2013: Commissioner of Commission for University Education (CHE), Kenya
Starting March 2004: Member of Pan African Urological Surgeons Association (PAUSA)
Starting June 2013: Member of Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service
May 1979 – January 1989: Member of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA)
Starting January 2010: Fellow of Kenya National Academy of Sciences
Starting January 2008: Fellow of African Academy of Sciences
Starting January 1990: Member of International Society of Surgeons
Starting April 1979: Registered as a medical practitioner, Nigeria Medical and Dental Council.
January 1983 – December 1983: General Medical Council of United Kingdom, Registered as a Medical Practitioner
Starting January 1990: Member of Societe International De Chirurgie
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George Magoha News
George Magoha Nominated as Education Cabinet Secretary.
Prof Magoha to be vetted for CS post next Thursday
Parliament will next Thursday okay or reject President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominee to head the Ministry of Education.
In a notice published in local dailies, Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai, said Professor George Albert Omore Magoha will be vetted by the Select Committee on Appointments from 9.30 am.
“The nominee should bring originals of his identity card, academic and professional certificates and other relevant testimonials,” Sialai said.
Magoha, 67, was the chairperson at Kenya National Examinations Council before his appointment as Education CS.
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He is set to replace Amb Amina Mohammed who has been moved to the Ministry of Sports and Youth.
Parliament has also asked those contesting the appointment to write to them before close of business Wednesday, March 13.
“Pursuant to Section 6 (9) of the Public Appointments Act, 2011, the committee now invites interested members of the public to submit any representation by written statement on oath with supporting evidence contesting the suitability of the said nominee,” the notice read in part.
After the vetting, the committee will write a report that if endorsed by Parliament, will mean Prof. Magoha will be home and dry.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will appoint him as the Education CS and thereafter sworn into office.
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Known for his no-nonsense style of leadership, Magoha, a trained surgeon, faces an uphill task of steering reforms in the ministry.
Quality education controls, under-funding in schools and universities, delayed release of capitation money to schools and the perennial strikes by teachers, are just some of the issues Magoha will be confronted with once he assumes office.
The implementation of the new 2-6-6-3 Competency-Based Curriculum, ensuring 100 per cent transition and managing challenges of congestion in schools and the failed grip of middle-level training, will also pile up his in-tray.
George Magoha News
George Magoha a step closer to taking over the Education ministry
Prof George Magoha, the Education Cabinet secretary nominee, during his vetting by the National Assembly Committee on Appointments on March 14, 2019. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP
- Prof Magoha now needs the approval of the Whole House so that he can be formally appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to take over from Ms. Amina Mohammed who was transferred to the Sports docket.
- The committee chaired by Speaker Justin Muturi noted in its report that the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi exhibited substantial knowledge on matters of education and has experience in public service.
Education Cabinet Secretary nominee George Magoha is now just one step away from taking the job following his approval by the National Assembly Committee on Appointments.
The committee chaired by Speaker Justin Muturi noted in its report that the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi exhibited substantial knowledge on matters of education and has experience in public service.
It however pointed out that the 67-year-old Starehe Boys Centre alumnus will require continuous engagement with various stakeholders to have an in-depth understanding of the education sector.
“The nominee has a strong personality, a trait that would be useful in managing the affairs of the ministry and in particular, the various stakeholders,” reads the report.
“Having conducted the approval hearing for the nominee, pursuant to Article (2) of the Constitution, the committee recommends that this House approved the appointment of Prof Magoha as Cabinet Secretary for Education.”
Prof Magoha now needs the approval the whole House so that he can be formally appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to take over from Ms Amina Mohammed who was transferred to the Sports docket.
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The report tabled by National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi is likely to be debated on Wednesday and either approved or rejected.
Prof Magoha, who was nominated by President Kenyatta, was vetted last week Thursday.
During the vetting, he vowed to deal decisively with teachers who prey on girls in their care if his nomination is approved by Parliament.
“It is important for the discussion to start at home. Pray that I don’t get that a girl as young as nine years old is impregnated by you. Parents and guardians have a duty to talk to their children,” he told teachers.
The nominee responded to questions from members concerning a report by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) that was tabled before senators on Wednesday. It showed a worrying trend, 1,228 teachers having been sacked in the last seven years because of sexually abusing learners.
On the new curriculum, the father of one boy told the lawmakers that it’s timely and should have been implemented years ago. ‘The new curriculum is good and will solve the problem of a high unemployment rate in the country as students will be identified early enough and trained on their strengths,’ Prof Magoha said.
He said Kenyans have papers well-placed in folders but do not match the qualifications enlisted in them.
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