Meru Technical Training Institute (MTTI) emerged the overall best institution and scooped the best robotics project at the just concluded forth (4th) National Science Week in Nairobi. The week long forum also saw other institutions such as Kisumu Polytechnic, Technical University of Mombasa, PC Kinyanjui and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology scoop various awards at the TVET fair exhibitions. Nakawa Vocational Training Institute of Uganda was awarded the best foreign stand trophy. The event also saw paper and poster presenters awarded with certificates.
Addressing participants at the official closing ceremony, the Principal Secretary, State Department of Education, Dr Belio Kipsang, encouraged participants to commercialise their products to promote science and innovation. He noted that scientific research and technological application require substantial resources, adding such investment would help the country in solving national problems such as poverty as envisaged in the vision 2030 economic blueprint.
His remarks were contained in a speech read on his behalf by the Director of quality assurance in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mohammed Mwenyepemba.The PS encouraged counties to take advantage of such forums to develop science and technology at the county level. The weeklong event held at the University of Nairobi, attracted over 150 exhibitors, 30 paper presentations, 20 poster presentations. More than 30 TVET institutions, three universities and colleges also participated.
The National Science week is an annual event for players in the science, technology and innovation sector.