Project Update

02 November, 2015

Private schools commit to invest in Konza city

Nairobi, October 29, 2015…Plans to have educational institutions set up at the Konza Techno City have received a major boost after top officials of the Kenya Private schools Association and the International Schools Association committed to invest there.

During a meeting between Konza Technopolis Development Authority and the Kenya Private schools Association as well as the International Schools Association, the institutions devoted to work together to establish exceptional academic institutions at Konza City.

“We need to team up as the private investors in the education sector to build smart institutions in Konza. Kenya lacks proper institutions that nature talent, a researcher center by private schools will tap into the talent that will boost Kenya’s economy “ Said Rosemary Muita,Top Talent Academy Nairobi.

Konza City intends to provide a conducive environment where learning is delivered in an exciting way while connecting it with industry demands. The schools will leverage on technology to build educators who are well grounded with both theoretical and practical knowledge.

“We are working with stakeholders to ensure that the educational needs of students inform the planning and development of the school’s infrastructure at Konza City. It will also enable the new facility design and the organization of education services to better meet contemporary education needs,” said John Tanui, CEO KoTDA.

Kenya private school Association pledged to mobilize its member to setup smart institutions in Konza City

“We are convinced that the eight smart schools in Konza will be setup. We are determined to mobilize our members to either invest individually, through a company or through the association and we believe it is possible, we are going to invest in Konza” Said Peter Ndoro, CEO Kenya Private Schools Association

Konza aims to attract Research, Education and Commercial partners in Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), Life Sciences and Engineering. Increased innovation will lead to an increase in patenting, increased quality will produce relevant skilled workforce for industries.The City will attract investors and build programs aimed at commercializing the products of research.

The meeting between KoTDA and Kenya Private schools Association as well as the International Schools Association, comes about three weeks after KoTDA presented 24 parcels of land to the private sector, with an aim of attracting investors interested in taking up long term investment in Konza City.

Phase 1 A of Konza City will see 60 acres of land curved out of the larger 5000 acres set aside for the development of Konza city. The 60 acres will be leased out to investors for the development of low and higher density buildings that accommodate both commercial and residential premises.