160 Schools Take Part of the Young Scientists Kenya Exhibition

By Soko Directory Team / July 6, 2018




Over 160 secondary school students are participating in the Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) National Science and Technology Exhibition that kicked off at the KICC.

A total of 92 projects were submitted in the country’s first Science and Technology exhibition in line with this year’s theme: Making STEM Education Accessible to All.

President Uhuru Kenyatta officiated the opening ceremony of the science fair that will end on Friday.

Young Scientists Kenya is a unique platform for young people to demonstrate their innovation and showcase their scientific talents.  In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE by Safaricom among others, the program was launched in July 2017 and is currently in its pilot phase, which has seen it work with 80 schools in 10 counties in Kenya.

Approximately 5,000 guests from the public and private sectors, academia, and the international community are attending the exhibition.

President Uhuru in his opening remarks emphasized that the future of the country depends on the young innovators who are on their way to finding new solutions for Kenya’s pressing needs.

“The Young Scientists Kenya is a platform that I personally would like to see grow to become a truly national event involving more of our youth from across the entire country. I have told the YSK board that we will roll out nationally over the next two years so that every county will be invited to participate in this event. I want to express my thanks to Safaricom who led our sponsors from the private sector and indeed everyone else who gave what they had to make this a success.”

The YSK programme complements the ministry’s efforts to spur uptake of STEM among high school students, through the annual Kenya Science and Engineering Fair (KSEF), formerly known as the Secondary Schools Science Congress.

YSK has since March this year visited all 80 schools in the 10 pilot counties, engaging students and teachers and positioning STEM subjects as not only cool but also central to day-to-day life.

The students are showcasing projects in four broad categories at the exhibition: Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences; Ecological and Biological Sciences; Technology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The award ceremony will be held on 6th July, with the winners walking away with fully paid trips to Ireland to visit the Irish chapter of the Young Scientists initiative.



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