Kenya and her Israel counterpart sign a Memorandum of Understanding

NAIROBI – The Government of Kenya and her Israel counterpart yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will provide a framework of collaboration on with a view to improving delivery of education services to children in basic education institutions.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Dr. Fred Matiang’i signed the MoU on behalf of the Kenyan government while Israel Ambassador to Kenya Ambassador to Kenya Yahel Vilan.

The 2-year engagement will entail teacher professional development, education for sustainable development, integration of ICT in education.

Dr. Matiang’i thanked the Israel government for the support it is giving to Kenya, particularly in education.

He said the government commitment is to ensure that the education learners got from schooling was for globe and not simply for Kenyan needs.

He said the government had plans to take broadband to schools, saying this will enhance capacity to deliver content digitally.

Ambassador Vilan said Israel had a long-standing friendship with Kenya, noting collaboration in education was one of the many areas his government had series engagement with Kenya.

Present included the Principal Secretary for Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang, the Acting Director General, Mr. Robert Masese and the Director, CEMASTEA, Mr. Stephen   Njoroge.