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8 International Universites Former Education CS Magoha Attended

  • The late former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha was known for his grip at the ministry during his tenure.

    Before he died, the CS had secured a job at Maseno University to serve as a professor of surgery at the institution’s School of Medicine. 

    As the country mourned his death on Tuesday, January 24, Kenyans.co.ke looked at the eight international universities and higher learning institutions the scholar attended.

    The 71-year-old went to Dr. Livingstone Primary School in Yala for his primary school education.

    Outgoing Education CS George Magoha attends the Chuka University graduation ceremony on Friday, October 14, 2022..jpg

    Former Education CS George Magoha attends the Chuka University graduation ceremony on Friday, October 14, 2022.

    Ministry of Education

    After completing his high school education at Starehe Boys Centre and Strathmore College, Magoha proceeded to the University of Lagos in 1978 to study medicine.

    In 1980, he attended the Primary Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin Ireland to further his career. The following year, he went to the Federal Medical Centers (FMCs) in Nigeria for Clinical General Surgery.

    For his thesis, Magoha went on to study Surgery and Urology at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in 1985.

    In 1990, he was in the West African College of Surgeons in Nigeria.Then proceeded to the Fellow, International College of Surgeons in the United States in 1996.

    The former CS went to the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa in Tanzania in 2002. He later pursued a certificate in Executive Management at Standford University.

    During his time, Magoha had published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and supervised to completion over 40 Master of Medicine (Surgery) students.  

    Notably, Magoha’s 89-page curriculum vitae was a topic of discussion as he was vetted as the CS in 2019.

    According to the doctor’s report, the former CS died of a cardiac arrest while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

    “Magoha collapsed at home and was rushed to the hospital’s accident and emergency. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful,” the hospital announced.

    Former Education CS George Magoha poses next to a CBC classroom he commissioned at the Rev. Gitau Secondary School on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

    Former Education CS George Magoha poses next to a CBC classroom he commissioned at the Rev. Gitau Secondary School on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

    Ministry of Education

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