CS Machogu praises Japan for educational support

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu when he hosted the Japan Ambassador to Kenya Okinawa Ken at Jogoo house office on Monday, May 6. Photo:X/Ezekiel Machogu

The Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has shown appreciation to the government of Japan for its enormous contribution towards providing education and training to individual Kenyans studying in the country and the educational institutions in Kenya.

The CS, speaking on Monday, May 6, in his office at Jogoo House where he had been paid a visit by the Japanese Ambassador in Kenya, Okaniwa Ken revealed that the Japanese government had also given material and technical support for the establishment of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), besides support for research initiatives at the University.

From left: Principal Secretary for Basic Education Dr Belio Kipsang, University Education and Research PS Dr Beatrice Inyangala,  Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, Japan Ambassador to Kenya Okinawa Ken and PS Technical Vocational Education and Training Dr Esther Muoria at Jogoo House on Monday, May 6.

Machogu said Japan had contributed in building the capacity for teachers for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA).

On the other hand, ambassador Okaniwa revealed that over 200 Kenyan students are currently undertaking University Education in Japan and the country will continue to support Kenya to build its human resources needs through exchange of human resources, academic exchange, joint research and other joint efforts to gather wisdom for the mutual benefits of the two countries.

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He added that Japan has been an instrumental partner in the Education sector by providing Official Development Assistance (ODA) either bilaterally or multilaterally through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Present during the occasion were the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr Belio Kipsang, and his counterparts in University Education and Research, Dr Beatrice Inyangala and Technical Vocational Education and Training, Dr Esther Muoria.

By Vostine Ratemo

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