First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday called on stakeholders in the education sector to broaden their scope in training so as to open up the minds of their students in tandem with the modern world.
According to First Lady Kenyatta, the current generation of young people can only accomplish their dreams in the highly competitive world if they are equipped with with appropriate knowledge, skills and confidence.
“It is widely acknowledged that today’s education systems should be preparing our children for an entirely different world from which we, as parents, experienced,” said the First Lady when she graced a library and commissioning of a scholarship programme event at Brookhouse School, Runda .
In addition, the First Lady said Kenyan youth require teachers who can help them explore their entrepreneurial imagination and creativity so as to chart their future successfully.
“Our youth need to perform in a diverse and highly competitive world, which is typified by fast advancing technology and innovation,” the First Lady explained.
As such First Lady Margaret Kenyatta called on learning institutions to increase investments in schools so as to equip children with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them compete with their global peers.
Noting that instilling a reading culture in students is an integral part of the learning process, the First Lady said the newly inaugurated library at the school, named after her, would help to inspire that culture, as well as cultivate minds of wonder and curiosity among the students.
“I hope it will also motivate our children to be willing to take chances and calculated risks that eventually enable them to chart their own paths to the future,” said the First Lady.
On her part, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed; who was also in attendance, commended the First Lady for being an encouragement and inspiration to Kenyans through her selfless service.
“Your leadership has changed the lives of millions of Kenyans and will continue to positively impact on many generations to come,” said the Education CS.
Also present were Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, former Vice President Moody Awori among other dignitaries.