Kenya to host global conference of principals in August

Willie Kuria, the Acting Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association Chairman

Kenya will host a global conference of school principals in August this year, the aim being to support leadership in schools around the world.

Scheduled to be held in Mombasa at a venue yet to be communicated, the conference will run from August 19 to 23, 2024, and will welcome participants from Africa, The Americas, Asia & Oceania, and Europe. The theme of the conference will be ‘Future Pathways for Learning and Learners’.

Here is the full unedited version of the communication from the Ministry of Education (MoE):


(Issued under Article 35 (3) of the Constitution

School heads conference

Nairobi Ministry of Education Friday, March 8, 2024

Kenya is poised to host the World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals (ICP) in Mombasa from 19-23 August 2024.

ICP is a global association dedicated to the development, support, and promotion of school leadership globally.

The officials of ICP, Executive Secretary Ms Sofia Hughes, President Leendert-Jan Veldhuyzen, paid a courtesy call on the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang yesterday.  They were accompanied by the Chairman of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), Mr. Willy Kuria and the immediate former chairman, Mr. Kahi Indumuli.

Dr. Kipsang assured the officials that the government will support the convention.

Hughes said the theme of our Convention will be ‘Future Pathways for Learning and Learners’.

She congratulated Kenya for mounting a strong pitch to host the Conference, saying she was satisfied with the infrastructure that was necessary for a conference of an international stature as ICP.

ICP is a global association of school leadership organisations that comprises membership from Africa, The Americas, Asia & Oceania, and Europe.

It commands a unique global position as an influential voice for school leadership, President Leendert-Jan Veldhuyzen observed.


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