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Moi University’s Prof. George Imbanga Godia, passes on

Moi University is mourning yet again following the demise of Prof. George Imbanga Godia. Prof. Godia died on Saturday September 8, 2018 at his home in Nairobi after short illness. prof. george imbanga godia
At Moi University, Prof. Godia rose from the position of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and full Professor respectively. He also served as a Dean in the former School of Human Resource Development. Apart from teaching, his functions also included research and consultancy.
Furthermore, he also served as Director/Board Member of the Central Bank of Kenya and member of the National Transport Policy Committee, among others.
Until recently, he was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya to UNESCO in Paris, France.
He was a visionary leader who was highly committed, motivated and results oriented. He had a distinguished career in the Public Service and Academia. He served as Permanent Secretary and Education Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. During this period, he demonstrated a strong commitment to the achievement of the National and UNESCO’s Education for all goals and the Millennium Developments goals. His life‐long dedication was to demonstrate his expertise in the expansion of access, quality and relevance of Education at all levels throughout the world.
His academic qualifications included: PhD in Education and International Relations; Ohio University, USA M.I.A. (Masters of Arts in International Relations – Development Studies) from Ohio University; USA M.A (Master of Arts in Education from Eastern Michigan University, U.S.A); and BE.d Hons. (Bachelor of Education degree from University of Nairobi).
He was a member of various Inter‐Agency Task Forces providing advice to UNESCO on how to fast track the EFA agenda, among member countries.
Prof. Godia served as a Director/Board Member to the Council of the International Bureau of Education (IBE), Geneva, Switzerland, (Kenya’s representative elected during the UNESCO General Conference).
He also served as a member representing Anglophone Africa to UNESCO, International Task Force on Teachers for Education for All (EFA); and an Education Expert to the learning Metrics Task Force UNESCO, Institute for statistics and Centre for Universal Education at Brookings, whose purpose was to determine the post 2015 EFA Agenda.
He possessed honorary positions as the National Chancellor for Kenya in the International Association for Education for World Peace and the National Language Chancellor for Kenya in the International World Language Association.
His other honorary positions included: First Class – Chief of the order of the Burning Spear (CBS) award order of decoration and medals, and Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS).

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