The first Nova Primary School will work to model implementation of Kenya’s new national curriculum in support of Ministry of Education vision.
Nova Pioneer Education Group, a Pan-African independent school network that focuses on leadership and innovation, has announced that it will be launching its first primary school in Kenya starting January 2018. The primary school will offer the 8-4-4 curriculum delivered with best-in-world teaching methods that develop children’s critical thinking and other 21st century skills.
The school will be located at Nova Pioneer’s flagship campus in Tatu City with state-of-the-art facilities. This will be the group’s third school in Kenya following the launch of the Boys High School and Girls High School in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The schools are helmed by Mr. Chris Khaemba, who was the former Principal at Alliance High School and a founding Dean at African Leadership Academy. With eight high-performing schools across Kenya and South Africa, Nova Pioneer is a true game-changer in African education.
Nova Pioneer’s current schools in Kenya have had a rapid impact in redefining education. It’s Form 1 and Form 2 students have won business competitions against university graduates and launched software they have developed on the Google App store, among other major early achievements. “For our learners to be able to truly fulfill their potential we must start by building a strong academic foundation – and these are set as early as primary school.” Says Katie Houghtlin, Dean of Nova Pioneer Primary.
The school hopes to set new standards in education. “Literacy and numeracy will be taught through a cyclical approach which will see learning rotate from problem-solving activities to teaching time and individual skills practice which we refer to as blended learning,’’ said Mr. Christopher Khaemba, Director at Nova Pioneer.
With Kenya’s population expected to grow to 52.2 million by 2020, including a rapidly maturing youth population at 42 percent under 15 years of age, the provision of high-quality, affordable education has a direct impact on job creation for the next generation. To allow Kenya’s youth to be competitive in the 21st Century, the education system must benchmark itself against leading education curriculum across the world and equip learners to allow to compete globally.