The Director General in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Elyas Abdi, has praised the Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) members for choosing to invest in the education of the children, thereby complementing the efforts of the Government to ensure access to education by school going children.
Mr. Abdi said that the Ministry of Education recognized the critical role KPSA play in provision of quality education.
The Director General made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by the Director for Early Childhood Development and Education (ECD) and Teacher education, Mr. Milton Moka during the launch of the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) and Kenya Private Schools Association Partnership at the KEMI grounds in Nairobi on Tuesday.
The Partnership will see KPSA train all its members and its employees in an effort to strengthen its capacity to manage educational institutions they own.
The association is working with the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) to ensure all their members and critical employees of the schools they own are trained.
Directors of Private Schools drawn from all over the country completed a four day training session at the KEMI during the launch of the partnership.
The Mr. Abdi said that members must be well versed with the legal framework and policy provisions that govern the education sector
He said the knowledge gained will transform management practices in our private institutions of learning and greatly improve performance.
The Director KEMI, Mrs. Grace Ngaca said the institute was happy to play a part in building the capacity of the private school system in effective management of education it offers to its learners.