Aga Khan University Graduates Over 1,200 Educators in Partnership with KEMI


Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, East Africa (AKU-IED EA) celebrated the graduation of its eighth cohort, comprising over 1,200 students, in partnership with the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).

Notably, 26 of these graduates were fully sponsored by AKU-IED EA under the Foundations for Learning Project.


This significant milestone underscores the transformative journey of these graduates who have successfully completed a rigorous programme aimed at enhancing their leadership and management skills within the education sector. The knowledge and skills acquired are set to make a profound impact on the quality of education in Kenya, contributing to the development of effective and efficient educational institutions.


As leaders, you must not only manage resources and administer policies, as is often the norm; you must also champion teaching and learning. Create environments where teachers are supported, innovation is encouraged, and students are inspired to reach their full potential,”

said Professor Jane Rarieya, Dean of AKU-IED, East Africa.


The two-year diploma programme is dedicated to promoting gender equity, embracing diversity, fostering inclusion, and championing instructional leadership


The Kenya Education Management Institute remains committed to its mission to provide high-quality education and training for educational leaders and managers. Its programmes are designed to equip education professionals with the tools and expertise necessary to lead and manage educational institutions effectively, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.


Since 2011, KEMI has been engaged in capacity building and management programmes for institutional managers. This has been realized through the regional programme and other short-term capacity-building initiatives,”

acknowledged by Dr Maurice Odondo, Chief Executive Officer of KEMI.


AKU continues to strengthen its partnerships with the ministries of education in East Africa, educational institutions, donors and other education stakeholders. These collaborations focus on capacity building for teachers through needs-based professional development courses and the flagship Master of Education programme.

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