Kenyatta to African leaders: We must adapt our education curricula to fit global needs

Uhuru Kenyatta, former Kenyan president, has urged African leaders and policy makers to invest in an education system that will foster critical thinking in line with changing global needs.

Kenyatta spoke on Saturday at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) democracy dialogue held in Benin, Edo state capital.

Kenyatta, who was also the occasion’s chairman, said such strategies and policies will set the continent on a winning trajectory.

“As African leaders gathered here today, let us take up this task with the seriousness that it deserves to the leaders of tomorrow,” the former Kenyan president said.


“As a continent, we must look at our curricula in comparison with the changing global needs and embrace an education system that aims to foster critical thinking, innovation and creativity as this will bolster the continent to immeasurable heights.

“It is our task as leaders of this great continent, to empower our youth with the tools that will shape and prepare them to be great and active participants in the global economy.

“We must therefore intentionally invest in education to ensure inclusivity, diversity and equal opportunity for all our children.”


Kenyatta said such investments will help foster a conducive environment for innovation and growth.

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