The University of Nairobi has partnered with the Open University in the UK, to host a two day hybrid workshop on the Skills for Prosperity. Over 30 Kenyan universities were invited  including ; Kenyatta University, Maseno University, Kibabii University, Multi Media university ,Chuka University, Technical University of Mombasa, South East Kenya university,Masaai Mara University ,Kisii university.

Skills for Prosperity is a three year old project that aims to transform Kenya to a newly industrializing middle income, providing a high quality of life for all its citizens by 2030.It is in line with that of UK which helps  Increased capacity for inclusive economic growth.

In his remarks, Mr. Michael Musyoki education advisor foreign commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) British high commission Nairobi said “United Kingdom and Kenya has had a long standing education partnership for many year. We have partnered with Kenyan education and the Skills for prosperity project sits at the center of the UK education.” He says that over the last three years the UK has supported Skills for Prosperity to improve quality, equity and access to the universities in Kenya. He further encouraged the Kenyan universities that they will continue to walk the journey with the UK more and more.

Ms. Monica Blagescu from the British Council and Head of Programmes in Nairobi, Kenya seconded Mr. Michael by saying, “we are here to help strengthen the partnership between the UK and Kenya. We are specifically focusing on education and Arts. And as the head of education I just want to acknowledge some of the education work we have been doing in this country. Let’s keep the fire burning despite the end of the project through sustainability and continued network and connectivity.”

The aim of the project is to equip students with both formal and non-formal education, marginalized people, women and people with disabilities to have the right type of skills so that they can realize their potential. This has been encouraged by building universities even in the local areas and making sure that everyone can easily access internet. All universities have a need to embrace e-learning.