Seven primary schools from Meru County will have an opportunity to participate in an exchange program with those from China, following a partnership created by the County Government and the Chinese Province of Hunan.
The program is expected to provide exposure and expand knowledge for pupils in Meru as the government strives to achieve the best education standards as promised in the vision of ‘Making Meru Great’.
Deputy Governor, Titus Ntuchiu and Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs of Hunan Provincial People’s Government, Mr. Liu Qifeng, witnessed a virtual signing ceremony of a friendship agreement between primary schools in Meru County and top primary schools in Hunan Province.
During the signing, the top primary schools from Hunan Province were represented by Headmasters, Mr. Cheng Yi, Ms. Zhu Aichao, Ms Tang Dongmei and Deputy Headmasters Ms. Wu Qingfang and Ms. Liyi.
The seven Meru County schools which were also represented by their Head Teachers include Miune Primary School in Igembe North, Akui Primary School in Igembe South, Kathelwa Primary School Igembe Central, Gatuatine Primary School in Imenti Central, Kionyo Primary School in Imenti South, Gakando Primary School in Buuri, and Mwithanga Primary School in Nkomo Ward, Tigania West.
Ntuchiu said Meru County Government, as guided by Governor Kiraitu Murungi intends to work closely with the Ministry of Education to ensure learners in primary schools across Meru achieve maximum benefits of the agreement, which will include exchange programs for top learners from Meru and those from Hunan in China.
The Deputy Governor thanked Mr. Duang Hongliang, the Director for Africa-China Culture and Art Gallery, whom he said has been working closely with Governor Kiraitu’s administration to make into reality, the relationship with Hunan Province and the milestones being achieved for the people of Meru.
The signing was also witnessed by Meru County Executives Koome Miriti (Sports, Youth Affairs and Culture) and Ms. Linner Nkirote Kailanya (Education, Gender and Social Development).
In December last year, Meru governor and Xu Zhengxian, the Director General of the Office of Foreign Affairs in Hunan Province of the People’s Republic of China signed a letter on intent of friendship/cooperation between the people and authorities of Meru County and Hunan Province.
The agreement aimed at building friendly relations and collaboration between the two jurisdictions to promote education, trade, agriculture, tourism, sports, art, cultural exchange and development among other areas of mutual cooperation.