A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and Learning and Testing Services of East Africa (LTS) on Thursday 11th December 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya. “This process was initiated during the Business Forum we organized in April 2014 in collaboration with our partner ETS and we are delighted to see its fruition. This MoU provides the framework for KICD and LTS to pool their strengths and further the development of education in Kenya and the East Africa region,” declared Kuda Nhiwatiwa, the CEO of LTS.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development is a State Corporation established by the Government of Kenya with the aim of conducting research and developing curricular for all levels of education below university. It also vets and approves curricular and curriculum support materials for basic and tertiary education and offers curriculum based consultancy services in basic and tertiary education and training.
“This agreement could not be more timely as we have been recognized as a Center of Excellence for the East Africa region. The partnership with LTS allows us to promote research-based solutions for the services we provide both in Kenya and the region,” indicated Julius O. Jwan, the CEO of KICD.
The Memorandum of Understanding specifies that the two Partners agree to cooperate in the fields of education, training, research, curriculum development, human capital development as well as capacity building in Kenya and the region. The objectives of this Partnership, are, amongst others, to promote human capital development as well as capacity building in the educational and training sector and to reinforce mutually the strategic positioning of the Partners in the region.