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The NESSP is set to revolutionize the education sector, aligning with the government’s vision for a prosperous and equitable future.

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Government unveils 5-Year education strategic plan for comprehensive reforms

Government unveils 5-Year education strategic plan for comprehensive reforms

Education Cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu unveils 5-Year Plan for Education Reforms

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 6- The government has launched a five-year National Education Sector Strategic Plan (NESSP) aimed at implementing transformative education reforms.

In a statement, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu emphasized the government’s commitment to prioritizing education programs, which are widely regarded as pivotal for the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation (BETA) initiative.

Notably, the government has allocated a significant portion of the upcoming budget to the education sector.

“This strategic plan envisions ‘An inclusive and equitable quality education, training, and research for prosperity.’ This vision highlights our commitment to providing every citizen, regardless of background, with access to quality education that empowers them and contributes to national prosperity,” Machogu stated.

Key highlights of the NESSP include:

  • Promoting Inclusive Practices: Celebrating diversity and ensuring equal opportunities for success.
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning: Emphasizing methodologies that foster critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strengthening Education Management Systems: Improving transparency and ensuring efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Ongoing Training and Support: Keeping pace with evolving educational practices.
  • Enhancing Digital Literacy: Providing access to online resources and promoting the use of ICT in teaching and learning.

Additionally, the plan incorporates recommendations from the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms, presented to President Dr. William Ruto last year. It also provides a clear roadmap for the transition from the 8-4-4 system to the Competency-Based Curriculum.

The NESSP is set to revolutionize the education sector, aligning with the government’s vision for a prosperous and equitable future.

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