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The Government has launched the 90th Edition of the Kenya Music Festival, 2016 that will see over that will see some 1.7 million students participate in the annual festivities at regional and national levels.

 The Festival, which attracts learners from Early Childhood Development, Primary and Secondary schools, Middle level and Vocational colleges and University students, was launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, and the Governor of Central Bank of Kenya, Dr. Patrick Njoroge at Jogoo House.

 Central Bank of Kenya has given the Ministry 25, 360,000 to finance the festival.

  Dr Matiang’i said the sponsorship was priceless gift to the Kenya Music Festival as it celebrates its 90th Anniversary. He said holding of co-curricular activities, an important educational experience for learners was expensive, was allocated shs.778 against a request of Shs.1.6billion.

 Matiangi said this could not finance drama, sports, and music activities that are crucial to developing the talents and gifts of learners in formal education and training institutions.

 The Governor of Central Bank, Dr. Njoroge said the sponsorship was part of the banks celebration of 50th years since its inception and felt it could best celebrate through song, dance and choirs that define Kenya Music Festival.

 As a co-curricular activity in the Ministry of Education calendar, the Kenya Music Festival helps gifted students develop and showcase their talents on a national platform.

 The theme of this year’s Festival is “Nurturing Innovative Competencies for Economic Development”. It is founded on the vision of the Curriculum Reform initiative by the Government, which seeks to introduce a holistic and competence based education.

 The Festival will begin with 1.5 million students in the regional levels and 200,000 students at national levels fromJune 26, 2016 and culminate at the national level in August 2016.

 The Festival is a forum for mentoring and nurturing promising performers of music, dance and elocution to showcase their talents and avail opportunities for career development. It also promotes the preservation and appreciation of the diverse Kenyan cultures to foster national unity, the Kenyan identity and global recognition among other objectives

 Present during the ceremony were Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang, Central Bank of Kenya Deputy Governor, Sheila M’Mbijjewe, Director General, Mrs. Leah Rotich and other senior officials from the Ministry and Central Bank.

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