Ministry of Education asked to include SDGs in school curriculum

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The Ministry of Education has been asked to consider including Sustainable Development Goals in the school curriculums.

The addition will help learners at primary and secondary school understand well the concept of SDG’s in Kenya.

Prof Kivutha Kibwana Makueni County’s former governor said the move will ease the United Nations’ global call to come up with strategies to end poverty and protect the environment and climate change.

He also added that by having such a system in the curriculum, learners will get knowledge about how to navigate in life and entrepreneurship.

“Learners will also be good in decision making, problem-solving and therefore I urge the national government to entrench the curriculum in all education systems to attain its development goals,” he said.

He spoke when he officiated the 1st Africa SDGs Fellows Awards event at St Paul’s University in Limuru constituency in Kiambu county

The event was also graced by USAID Kenya representative Dr. Susan Muriungi, SPU academic affairs Prof Peter Ngure, and primary schools.

Muriungi emphasized the importance for women to engage in leadership noting that women volunteer in society to accelerate the achievement of SDGs.

“It’s unfortunate that despite women playing pivotal roles in the society when it comes to leadership they are locked out by men,” she said.

She however commended the leadership of Women Governors and Parliamentarians in the country who she said have come out and shown the world they can lead from the front.

The Chief Executive Officer of SDG’s Africa Dr Joe Bonga noted that public awareness should be accelerated in order for public actions to be realised.

SPU deputy VC Peter Ngure said that the institution has active partners in the agenda adding that the launch of the SDG club will spearhead Students Centered Activities.

“As an institution, we are revising our Curriculum to respond to the challenges around SDG and expand our partnership with the Institutions involved with SDG agenda. We want  to make sure our students are  compliant and well-informed.”

Ngure said St Paul University won the World Global Eco Burner Award that made Economic Friendly Sanitary Pads.

By Felix Wanderi

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