- Machogu said that over the years, the UK has provided training and study opportunities to many Kenyans, through the Chevening Scholarship programme.
- He said the programme has helped enhance the capacity of professionals and exposed them to different perspectives.
The United Kingdom and Kenya on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen bilateral ties between the two countries.
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu said the MoU provides an excellent framework to help improve access and quality of education and training at all levels in Kenya.
"The MoU that we are signing today will strengthen and deepen our existing ties and partnerships. The MoU will contribute to the sustainable development pillar of the UK-Kenya Strategic Partnership," Machogu said.
The CS said the MoU provides a framework for peer-to-peer learning between the UK and Kenya on education policy and skills creation.
The MoU also creates a platform for strengthening people-to-people links between the two countries.
The CS added that Kenya and the United Kingdom have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, dating back to the pre-independence days.
He said the UK has been a leading partner and supporter in the education sector.
"The United Kingdom is a member and largest bilateral donor to the Global Partnership for Education and Education Cannot Wait initiatives," he said.
"Through these initiatives, the United Kingdom has made significant contributions to promoting access and quality of education in Kenya. This has been the case, especially for marginalised learners in rural and economically disadvantaged regions."
Machogu said that over the years, the UK has provided training and study opportunities to many Kenyans, through the CheveningScholarship programme.
He said the programme has helped enhance the capacity of professionals and exposed them to different perspectives.
"Most recently, the UK has been very supportive of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform," he said.
"The UK provided technical support to the team and helped the various sub-committees to access, analyse and apply evidence to strengthen recommendations."
He assured the UK government of firm commitment to the objectives of the MoU, and strategic partnership.
"We will do all we can to implement and achieve the objectives and goals of our partnership," he said.