, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 7 – President Mwai Kibaki has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving education standards in the country.
Speaking today at his Harambee House office during a meeting with members of the managing committee of Starehe Boys Centre, President Kibaki said his government recognised the role played by the education sector towards the realisation of the country’s development blueprint, Vision 2030.
In this regard, President Kibaki commended national schools like the Starehe Boys Centre, which are in the forefront in moulding the country’s youth into dependable citizens both academically and in character.
The President, who is also the patron of Starehe Boys Centre, reiterated his government’s commitment to rehabilitating national school’s countrywide to ensure they continue playing their part as centres of excellence in education.
During the meeting, members of the managing committee of Starehe Boys Centre briefed the President on the progress of the Griffin Endowment Fund and what it has achieved since it was launched.
They also briefed President Kibaki on the school’s second 50-year strategic plan that is set to be launched soon.
The Starehe Boys Centre delegation included George Maina, Donald Kibera, Njenga Ragu, Paul Mugo, Joseph Gikubu, Mathew Kithyaka and the Acting Education Permanent Secretary Ambassador Magdalene Wambua.