Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Education, Ezekiel Machogu, has commended the United Kingdom for its unwavering support for Kenya’s education sector.
The CS expressed gratitude for the UK Government’s assistance in advancing inclusive and high-quality education for all children and youth in Kenya.
He further noted that through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the UK has facilitated access to textbooks for 10 million learners in grades one and two, achieving a 1:1 learner-to-textbook ratio in public primary schools.
Machogu highlighted the UK’s contribution to the education of over 300,000 marginalized girls, particularly from disadvantaged regions in Northern Kenya, through the Girls Education Challenge (GEC) program.
Additionally, he expressed appreciation for the annual Commonwealth Scholarships provided to Kenyan students while urging an increase in scholarship slots.
The Deputy Higher Commissioner at the British High Commission in Kenya, Leigh Stubblefield, affirmed the UK’s commitment to supporting education and training in Kenya.
She emphasized the UK’s dedication to foundational learning initiatives and pledged support for the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) and the formulation of Kenya’s Research Development Policy.
Principal Secretary for Basic Education Dr. Belio Kipsang also acknowledged the UK’s support for PWPER and its recommendations to strengthen foundational learning for quality education.
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