Education CS Ezekiel Machogu has appreciated the Australian government for the opportunities it has given to Kenyans to secure higher education in its country.
Machogu stated that Australia has significantly from the 1980s to date, acknowledged generations of Kenyan students in its Universities.
The CS announced his statement when the Australian Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tim Watts visited him in his Nairobi office.
At his office, the present for the meeting were; the Principal Secretary for Higher Education and Research Beatrice Inyangala, the Australian Ambassador to Kenyan Luke Williams, and senior Ministry officials.
“The cordial relations that have existed between Kenya and Australia had made Kenya benefit from the quality but comparatively affordable education system Australia has,” Machogu said.
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He also said Kenya is undertaking reforms aimed at readjusting its education to fit international standards, with emphasis on competencies, and technical and vocational training.
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“It was satisfying to see many Kenyan citizens study in Australian Universities but it also benefited the two countries more if the students returned home to build their country as well”, Tim Watt said.
He said his government is willing to let Australian experts in higher education train Kenyan citizens in various fields upon invitation by the government adding that Australia gives priority to Technical, Vocational, and Technical Training as it is fundamental to a modern economy.
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