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July 23, 2018

Kenya agrees to host 2021 Education Ministers conference

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed during the 20th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers in Nadi, Fiji, February 23, 2018. /COURTESY
Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed during the 20th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers in Nadi, Fiji, February 23, 2018. /COURTESY

Kenya will host the 21st Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers for the second time in 2021.

Education CS Amina Mohamed issued an acceptance speech at the 20th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers in Nadi on Friday.

"I wish to confirm, with gratitude and humility, that Kenya accepts the honour of hosting the 21st CCEM," she said.

The CS assured participants that Kenya has the capacity to host the meeting as it has accumulated experience from major conferences held in Nairobi especially in the last two years.

“We will work energetically with the Commonwealth Secretariat to ensure that logistical, administrative and other preparations are in place for a successful conference," she said.

"We welcome delegates to experience the rich African heritage and hospitality. We are committed to ensuring that the 21st CCEM will be a memorable experience for all."

Mohamed added that Kenya will ensure recommendations and actions from the 20th CCEM are reported at the 21st conference.

The Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers is a high-level meeting that brings together education ministers from the 52 Commonwealth countries.

The triennial meeting is the second largest organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, following the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

At the meeting in Nadi, the CS appealed to the UK for more scholarships for Kenyans and the diversification of areas of study.

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