The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu has thanked the USA government for providing opportunities for Kenyans seeking higher education in the country.
Machogu said some of the students who get “A” grades in KCSE get admission to the best universities in the USA, while many others travel to the country on a Green Card.
“The students and the Kenyans on Green cards have transformed the lives of their families and through the education and remittances they respectively make back to Kenya,” the CS observed
He made the remarks when the US Ambassador to Kenya, Margaret Whitman paid a courtesy call on him in his office at Jogoo House.
Principal Secretary for the State Department of Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang, and his counterparts in the State Department of University Education and Research, Dr. Beatrice Inyangala, and that of Technical and Vocational Training, Dr. Esther Muhoria were also present.
Machogu said the Government was undertaking education reforms affecting basic education and tertiary and University education and asked for support to make the reforms successful.
He acknowledged that the Tusome (Early Grade Reading) programme had provided the foundations for the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) education reforms.
On her part, Ambassador Whitman said the USA government was committed to the partnership with the Government of Kenya in various sectors of the country’s economy.
She said the USA government will continue working on critical aspects of basic education, TVET, and higher education to strengthen and improve the quality of education and training for students across the country.