Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has revoked the appointment of Meru University Council Chairman Dr. Andrew Mokaya Maubi a few months after appointing him.
In a gazette noticed published on Friday, December 4, 2020, the CS announced that he had retracted the Chairman’s appointment, which had been made in March 2020.
The fired University chair had been appointed alongside five other members of the council just nine months after they were appointed.
In his place, CS Magoha has appointed Professor Monari Mwebi Bosire to serve for a period of three years.
The new appointee is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at St. Xavier University in Canada.
He has worked as the UNICEF technical advisor and lead consultant for Kenya’s Basic Education curriculum forum at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
Bosire has also been involved in developing curriculum programs that meet current 21st-century knowledge, skills, and attitude, including competency-based curriculums to support teaching and learning in Kenya, Canada, among other countries.
He completed his MBA in post-secondary Education and a doctoral degree in teacher education from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Bosire’s undergraduate degree is in history and economics from the University of Nairobi.
Before becoming a university professor, Bosire was a high school teacher, quality assurance officer, and education administrator in the Ministry of Education in Kenya.
He was a visiting professor at Kenyatta University (KU) between July2011-June 2012, where he mentored faculty and graduate students.
In2015, the professor was a visiting professor at the Center of Research For Teacher Education and Development (CRTED) at the University of Alberta.
Between 2013-2014, he served as a director of Education at the International Centre of Humanitarian Affairs, Kenya Red Cross.
In this position, the professor helped develop curriculums and also introduced internationally accredited training programs.