Ireland To Support Kenyan Students Interested In Science & Technology

Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mr. Ezekiel Machogu has commended the Republic of Ireland for supporting young Kenyans with interest in science and technology education through the Young Scientists Kenya.

Considered a joint venture between the Ministry of Education and the Government of Ireland, Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) is a unique platform for young people to demonstrate their innovation and showcase their scientific talents.

Machogu said that learners have enormous talent and potential and through exposure, YSK could develop in ways that benefit them and the country.

The CS made the remarks at his Jogoo House office during a courtesy call by the Ambassador of Ireland to Kenya, Ms Fionnuala Quinlan.

In her remarks, Ambassador Quinlan stated that Ireland has invested heavily in Education.

She reiterated that her government continues to support its youth through BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, commonly called the Young Scientist Exhibition, and Irish Annual school Students’ Science competition.

“Young Scientist exhibition encourages young people not to see science as scary but exciting,” remarked Quinlan.

The Ambassador maintained that YSK has provided a platform for secondary school students to compete and showcase practical solutions to the problems faced within their communities adding that the winners take part in the Irish annual school students’ science competition in Dublin, Ireland.

Also present during the occasion were the Principal Secretary (PS) for Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang and the Director in Charge of Administration in the State Department of Technical and Vocational Education, Ms Joyce Mwale and other senior Ministry officials.

Dr. Kipsang vowed that the Ministry will follow up on the winners in establishing how far they are faring.

He said the experience should enable the participants to develop a lifelong interest in Science as a discipline and a tool for solving problems in society.

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