Mod­ern tech in­no­va­tions vi­tal for our growth, says DP Ruto

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The gov­ern­ment em­pha­sises ex­ploita­tion of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy to re­alise sus­tain­able and eq­ui­table de­vel­op­ment, Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto has said.

He said Vi­sion 2030 recog­nises the crit­i­cal role played by in­no­va­tions in achiev­ing global com­pet­i­tive­ness. Ruto spoke on Mon­day dur­ing a cul­tural and artis­tic gala to mark the Kenya Week at Unesco head­quar­ters in Paris. He said Kenya’s ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes are be­ing re­formed to en­hance quality.

Ruto said ed­u­ca­tion sys­tems must in­te­grate mod­ern tech­nolo­gies in teach­ing and learn­ing. “We fo­cus on har­ness­ing sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tion to stim­u­late tech­no­log­i­cal and in­dus­trial trans­for­ma­tion,” he said. Ruto said the num­ber of skilled work­ers will de­ter­mine fu­ture de­vel­op­ment and in­tel­lec­tual thinkers the coun­try will be able to pro­duce.

The del­e­ga­tion in­cluded gov­er­nors Moses Akaranga (Vi­higa) and Salim Mvurya (Kwale), PSs Col­leta Suda (Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy) and Josepheta Mukobe (Spe­cial Pro­grammes) and Kenya’s Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to Unesco Ge­orge Go­dia.

/RE­BECCA NDUKU /DPPS

Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto dur­ing a meet­ing with Unesco di­rec­tor gen­eral Irina Bokova at the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s head­quaters in Paris, France

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