Nairobi, Kenya June 11 2015 – GPF Kenya launched the Initiative for Transforming Education (ITE) at the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology in East Africa (CEMASTEA) through a joint collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, CEMASTEA, Kenya Secondary Schools Association (KESSHA), Brand Kenya Board, National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Chandaria Foundation, and Success for Africa.
Formerly known as the National Committee for Transforming Education in Kenya (NACOTE), ITE has the broad mandate to transform education in Kenya by recognizing the urgent need to address emerging issues in education which include: the relevance of integrating technology and innovation in education, professionalism, broad based evaluation of learning outcomes among other issues.
ITE recognizes that a transformed teaching profession leading to a total, all – rounded learner is dependent on character and relationships that develop within the school environment. Therefore, character and creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship must become central to the learning experience in order for our education system to produce graduates ready for success in life in the 21st Century.
“Knowledge in the 21st Century is paramount, we need teachers who will change schools, who will guide and build healthy relationshipswith the students to curb some of the social ills in our society which are a result of poorly developed character,” said Mr. Njoroge, the Director at CEMASTEA.