English Teachers to be Sent to Djibouti in a Fresh Kenya-Djibouti Agreement
Kenya will be sending English teachers to Djibouti as the country seeks to integrate the language into her curricula.
In the agreement between President William Ruto and Djibouti President Ismail Omar, the teachers will support English language training and its integration into Djibouti’s curricula.
Similarly, Kenyan students in Technical and Vocational Education Training institutions and medical training colleges will benefit from the inclusion of French language trainees from Djibouti.
This, the President said, will help enhance the language proficiency of Kenyan graduates who seek employment abroad.
“We have further agreed to expedite the negotiation of a framework that enables the reciprocal recognition of certificates issued by our respective institutions of higher learning,” Ruto said.
“I have informed the President that Kenya is extending an offer of 300 positions in our higher learning institutions to Djiboutian students, at the same fees applicable to Kenyan students,” he added.
Ruto is in Djibouti to participate in the 14th Ordinary Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
The summit which is expected to take place on June 12, 2023, will mark the first IGAD summit since 2019.
It will emphasize the importance of promoting regional diplomacy and cooperation.
The meeting between the two heads of state comes after the second session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between Kenya and Djibouti.
Ruto and Omar agreed to accelerate the negotiation and finalization of a comprehensive labour agreement between the two countries to improve coordination on labour migration.