The International Baccalaureate(IB), a global leader in international education is at the forefront of investing in the learning landscape in Kenya through a comprehensive, multi-year, community-driven, and collaborative review of its programs for students aged 16 and above. The IB seeks to provide a transformative education that not only empowers students to contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable world but also enables them to flourish as individuals in the Organizational’s diverse community.
Through a collaborative environment, it will inspire a ground for excellent education embracing a wider IB community of students, alumni, educators, and staff. By placing choice, well-being, and real-world relevance at the core of their programs, the IB aims to make education more flexible, future-oriented, and responsive to the unique needs of schools and students.
For over 40 years, IB programs have been offered in Kenya with a current presence in 11 Kenyan Schools, including prominent institutions like MPESA Foundation Academy, Aga Khan Academy, and The Nairobi Academy among other key schools in the region. The IB Methodologies has provided renowned personalities and global leaders in Kenya with lifelong opportunities and a sense of purpose they need to thrive and make positive contributions to the world.
Fidelis Nthenge, Director of Curriculum Development excited about the review stated, “We believe that by reviewing and creating a future-oriented curriculum, we are equipping our students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving global job market. The initiative will empower them to be adaptive, innovative, and ethical global citizens ready to contribute to the world around them.”
As AI technology continues to advance, the IB recognizes the need to integrate it and continues to show support to students and teachers in using AI tools ethically and effectively in their classrooms. The integration of AI, including ChatGPT into their programs in Kenya marks a significant milestone in the future of innovative education. The IB is showing commitment to preparing students for the future, fostering critical thinking, personalization, collaboration, and critical thinking. This initiative aims to empower students with skills and knowledge to navigate the ever-changing world seamlessly.
The IB’s continuous curriculum evaluation along with its adaptation to new innovative technologies equips the students and teachers alike with skills and competencies to thrive in the 21st century. This approach aligns with Kenya’s Vision 2030, which aims to provide competitive quality education for development.
As IB continues to evolve alongside technological advancements and changing global landscapes, it remains committed to empowering students to become well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to the society. The organization, through its program, aspires to inspire students, educators, and communities globally to embrace a holistic education that prepares young people for a future full of possibilities.