Ministry of Education Gets a New PS as Dr. Belio Kipsang Exits
Dr. Belio Kipsang has been moved from the ministry of Education following changes made by President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday.
In the new changes Dr. Julius Jwan has been appointed as the new Early Learning and Basic Education Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Education.
Dr. Belio Kipsang who has for long been serving as the PS in the Ministry of Education has since been moved to the Ministry of Regional and Northern Corridor Development where he will serve as the Principal Secretary.
Before his appointment to the Ministry of Education, Dr. Julius Jwan was Vocational and Technical Training PS which has since been taken over by Dr Margaret Mwakima.
The other major changes that took place at the Education ministry where President Kenyatta brought in the team that was instrumental in the roll-out of the Competency Based Curriculum.
They include Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Council chairperson Dr. Sara Ruto who has been appointed the new CAS in the Ministry of Education replacing Zack Kinuthia who has since been moved to the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage.
This changes comes at a time the ministry is pushing on with implementation of new curriculum.
During his tenure at the Ministry of Education, Belio Kipsang played a fundamental role and has largely worked towards the implementation of the News Competency based Curriculum.
The Incoming PS Dr. Julius Jwan is expected to drive the Ministry’s agenda in ensuring smooth transition to the new curriculum. He comes in with vast knowledge having served under the ministry of Vocational and technical Training in the same capacity.
There were other changes in various ministries that saw new faces introduced as well
The Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said the changes takes effect immediately
Mr Kinyua said the changes are meant to foster operational efficiency, expedite the implementation of various ground-breaking reforms, and introduce functional changes in the government that shall make ministries and state departments more effective and better able to deliver on their mandates.
“The changes are also in recognition of the momentous task of setting the foundation for building back better, as Kenya rebounds from the socioeconomic shocks of the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
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