As part of efforts to incorporate English into its educational curriculum, Kenya has made arrangements to dispatch English teachers to Djibouti.
Under the agreement reached between President William Ruto and Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar, these teachers will provide support in English language instruction and its integration into Djibouti’s curriculum.
In a similar vein, Kenyan students studying in Technical and Vocational Education Training institutions and medical training colleges will benefit from the inclusion of French language trainees from Djibouti.
President Ruto said the move will help enhance the language proficiency of Kenyan graduates who seek employment abroad.
Furthermore, both leaders have agreed to fast-track negotiations for a framework that enables the mutual recognition of certificates issued by their respective higher education institutions.
Ruto stated, “I have conveyed to the President that Kenya is offering 300 positions in our higher learning institutions to Djiboutian students, with fees equivalent to those applicable to Kenyan students.”
Scheduled for June 12, 2023, this summit marks the first IGAD gathering since 2019 and will emphasize the significance of promoting regional diplomacy and cooperation.
The meeting between the two heads of state follows the second session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between Kenya and Djibouti.
Ruto’s visit to Djibouti coincides with his participation in the 14th Ordinary Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).