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University of Embu signs MOU for CBC

The University of Embu has signed a Memorandum of understanding on behalf of all Kenyan Universities and the Estonian Center for international Development (ESTDEV) dubbed "Strengthening Teacher Education in Kenya" aimed at preparing Universities to to fit in the education reforms and curriculum based education.
University of Embu Vice Chancellor Prof Daniel Mugendi exchange a signed MOU with Katrin Winter, the  Regional Head for ESTDEV. |MWINGI TIMES

In a speech read on her behalf by senior assistant director of education Dr. Charles Obiero, the Principal Secretary State Department for Higher Education and Research Dr Beatrice Inyangala noted that the signing of the partnership marks an important milestone in the country's  journey of transforming the University education landscape.

She revealed that the Memorandum of agreement is anchored on a Memorandum of  Understanding  signed in 2022 between the Ministry of Education in Kenya and the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia.

Some areas of  cooperation envisaged in the MOU between the two countries include exchange of information between education professionals and experts both in the Public, Private Sector and other stakeholders.

The MOU is aimed at strengthening university service teacher education programs for sustainable implementation of Competency Based Curriculum in Kenya. Students in the education department within the university will be modelled to fit the Competence Based Curriculum once they graduate from the university.

Chief Executive Officer at the Commission for University Education (CUE)  Prof Mike Kuria said the Commission will support the initiative to ensure that Universities are not left behind in Education reforms in Kenya and the move from the old system to the Competent based education.

Regional head for ESTDEV  Katrin Winter said the purpose of the partnership is to work together on building teacher professionalism in Kenya  and to equip teachers with know-how including digital competencies to be able to better deliver the CBC Curriculum.

The University of Embu Vice Chancellor Prof. Daniel Mugendi lauded the collaboration saying it will better the education system in Kenya and produce CBC oriented teachers from the university.
''This partnership will ensure compliance in Curriculum Based Education and it is a momentous move ,'' he said.

STORY By BRIAN MUSYOKA

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