The Church geared towards value based quality education

By Waumini Communications-Rose Achiego

The Kenya Conference of  Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Commission for Education and Religious Education and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a bid to deliver value based quality education.

The commission will now benefit from the professional expertise of CUEA in the area of research and training and CUEA will have an opportunity to contribute directly to the quality of education within the Church circles and beyond with an aim of building capacity of the agents of evangelization.

Speaking during the signing of the MoU on 12th, January, 2016 at the Kenya Catholic Secretariat, Kitale Bishop and Member of Commission for Education and Religious Education Rt. Rev Maurice Crowley challenged the MoU parties to ensure that the first fruit of the partnership is a documented proposal on the incorporation of value based curriculum in the 2016 review.

He mentioned with hope that the proposal will support the Bishops Conference in lobbying the Ministry of Education and the Government in general to embrace values, competencies and needs based curriculum adding that the partnership should also address issues of fee structure in schools, radicalization and faith formation of young people which are becoming a challenge to the church.

The signing of the MoU gives the parties the liberty to hold consultations, planning meetings, joint research on various topical issues among other activities. The positive impact of the implementation of the MoU will inform replication of the same in other Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) countries.

Witnessing the signing of the MoU, KCCB Chairman Rt. Rev. Philip Anyolo urged the MoU partners to bring back and restore Catholicism in the Catholic sponsored Schools.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by: the KCCB team Bishop Maurice Crowley and National Executive Secretary Commission for Education and Religious Education Augusta Muthigani and CUEA team Vice Chancellor, Msgr. Dr. Pius Rutechura and Director, Academic Linkages Rev. Prof. Peter Gichure.

Photos by Catholic Mirror-Virginia Kabugu

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