Kenya National Examination Council chairman Prof George Magoha Thursday morning faced the Parliamentary select committee on appointments for a vetting process following his nomination by President Uhuru to head the Ministry of Education.
Magoha, 67, is set to replace Amb Amina Mohammed who has been moved to the Ministry of Sports and Youth.
Earlier parliament had also asked those contesting the appointment to write to them before close of business on Wednesday. President Uhuru Kenyatta will appoint him as the education CS and thereafter sworn into office if parliament finds him fit.
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.