Education CS Prof George Magoha has slammed his critics for ‘demonizing’ his firmness for arrogance.
Magoha told teachers that he is a proud man and not ashamed of being a professor.
“If I am not proud of myself, who is going to be proud of me? So you should also be proud as teachers because teachers are the most important professionals,” said Magoha.
Magoha also said he draws his zeal from God and no one should tell him not to be firm.
“I am going to explain to you the way I look. I know niko na sura mbaya (I have an ugly face). But having said so, my strength comes from God and my firmness,” said Magoha.
Prof Magoha said this in Mombasa while addressing teachers at the Kenya Secondary Headteachers Conference.
The former University of Nairobi boss said he was trained to be a servant leader who delivers to the people but not an arrogant man.
He added this main goal is to push for the 100 per cent complete transition of the Competency Based Curriculum.
He assured teachers of that their input in the education sector is highly valued and that he is proud of them.
Prof Magoha also bashed officials of the Kenya Union of Teachers (Knut) calling them as activists who should leave the teaching profession.
“A teacher is a thinker. A teacher is not an activist. In fact, any teacher who has become an activist should leave the noble profession,” he said.