Sezibera: Schools Critical In Preaching EAC Gospel

approved geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Addressing over 325 members of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KSSHA) Machakos County, visit this site who are attending a 17-21 March conference at the EAC Headquarters, the Secretary General said the Head Teachers had a critical role in propagating regional integration agenda to students who are forming the biggest percentage of the youth in the Community.

The Secretary General commended the Head Teachers for formulating an appropriate theme for the Conference; Quality education for sustainable development: linking regional integration with devolution system of governance in Kenya.

He said as the region gears towards Political Federation, more devolution of powers will take place and the need for a central political authority to underpin the achievements made so far in the stages of the integration process.

Mr. Emmanuel Kisongo from the Tanzania Heads of Secondary School Teachers Association (TAHOSSA) commended members of KSSHA for the study tour to Arusha and said there was a lot to share with their counterparts in Tanzania.

The Teachers Service Commission Machakos County Director, Mr. Stephen Mudho urged the EAC Secretariat to push forward the harmonization of education curriculum and syllabi.


The Chairperson of Kenya Secondary School Heads Association Machakos County, Mr. Francis Muthusi noted that with the progressive implementation of the new constitution in Kenya, key education services were being devolved; however the teething challenges of devolution should not compromise the quality and relevance of education in the country.

Addressing the delegates on the topic Role of political leadership in enhancing people-centred integration for sustainable development, Hon. Peter Mathuki, noted that their visit was intended to enable members interact with the EAC and explore the possibility of using Education as a tool to promote the EAC agenda in the Kenyan devolved system.

“These Head Teachers intend to become EAC agents in the grassroots-counties/locations” affirmed Hon. Mathuki, adding that “this is a good opportunity to promote EAC agenda in Kenyan Education system”.

The Governor of Machakos County, Hon. Dr. Alfred Mutua is expected to address the delegates on Wednesday 20 March on the topic Role of County Governments in enhancing quality education.

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