The Principal Secretary of Education Dr. Belio Kipsang, accompanied by the Mission’s Education Counsellor, Mrs. Margaret Lesuuda attended the London to attend the Commonwealth Accelerated Development Mechanism for Education (CADME) Technical Working Group Marlborough House, London, which took place on the 8th- 9th of June,2016.
The objective of the roundtable is for ministers, inclusive experts, and policymakers to assist in shaping a standard of guidelines to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #4 on Quality Education to inclusively and equal quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. The standards will be put to Education Ministers at the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in 2018.
Such guideline included;
- Identifying appropriate strategies, intervention and sources of technical support, such on Teacher Education curriculum reforms, assessment and use of new technology.
- Advise on resources mobilisation and developing partnerships within the Commonwealth both at country and regional levels
- Kenya has hosted the Commonwealth policy framework consultative forum in April and is currently upholding its curriculum reforms especially in the primary education sector. Hence, it will greatly benefit from the resolutions that will be developed by CADME
The Kenya Ministry of Education will continue dialogue with the Commonwealth in implementing Kenya’s Education curriculum reform in it’s upcoming Technical Forum later this month. The Ministry of Education delegation will be led by Dr, Julius
The Ministry of Education delegation will be led by Dr. Julius Jwan, Director and CEO of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
During the PS’s visit the High Commissioner H.E Lazarus Amayo hosted a dinner for the PS to discuss pertinent issues on Education among them the upcoming Student Conference in Birmingham held in October, where the Cabinet Secretary of Education Dr. Fred Matiangi is expected to grace.