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CS Amina Flags off the 3rd Batch of STEM Equipment Distribution

CS Amina Flags off the 3rd Batch of STEM Equipment Distribution

Published in CEMASTEA News Written by  February 17 2019 font size decrease font size increase font size
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Article written by: Winfred Magu & Dan Orero
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In 2016, the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) which is mandated to provide Teacher Professional Development for Mathematics and Science teachers was charged by the Ministry of Education (MoE) with the responsibility of rolling out the STEM Model Schools intervention programme to enhance learners' capability in STEM. The aim of the programme is to cultivate attraction to STEM courses right from lower levels of education.

The 3rd Batch of STEM Equipment Distribution targeting the 102 STEM Model Schools took place in CEMASTEA on 4 February 2019.

The theme was to enhance innovativeness and employability among Kenyan youth by strengthening the teaching and learning of STEM through provision of high value equipment.

This brought together officials from the Ministry of Education (MoE), TSC, KESSHA and various partners and stakeholders in the education sector.

 

AMB. (Dr.) Amina Mohammed, EGH, CAV Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education who was the chief guest flagging off the 3rd Batch of STEM Equipment at CEMASTEA.

 AMB.(Dr.) Amina Mohammed, EGH,CAV Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education thanked CEMASTEA and other partners involved in the exercise of promoting STEM Education in the country. Speaking during the flagging off of the 3rd Batch STEM equipment, she reiterated that the Ministry is looking forward to deepening the engagement in advancing STEM education as it contributes to the Big Four Agenda to achieve Vision 2030.

 

 CS Ministry of Education, AMB. (Dr.) Amina Mohammed speaking during the 3rd Batch of STEM equipment flag off at CEMASTEA

She emphasised that STEM subjects are becoming more critical for the success and competitiveness of Kenya and assured the Ministry's dedication to support STEM education in Kenya.

r. Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary Ministry of Education, State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education while speaking during the flagging off of the 3rd Batch of STEM equipment congratulated CEMASTEA for delivering on its mandate and promised to continue investing in the institution to widen the scope of schools benefiting from the STEM Programme.

Dr. Belio Kipsang, CBS, Principal Secretary Ministry of Education, State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education during the 3rd Batch of STEM Equipment flag off at CEMASTEA

Mr. Elyas Abdi, Director General Ministry of Education State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education while speaking encouraged the learners' to come up with as many innovations as possible.

He appreciated CEMASTEA for the effort put in STEM education noting that for the country to progress economically STEM education must be taken seriously.