Class six and seven Pupils from 23,000 public primary schools countrywide are set to participate in an essay writing competition commencing July 1st to 30th 2021.
The contests dubbed ‘colors in life’ is seeking to improve the education standards in the Country.
This is following a partnership between Pwani Oil Products Limited, Ministry of Education, and Kenya Primary School Headteachers Association (KEPSHA) .
The partnership aims at sharpening creative writing and thinking among pupils.
Speaking during the launch, Pwani Oil Commercial Director Rajul Malde says the competition will bring out creativity from the pupils.
Citing they will draw their inspiration from the challenges they face due to disruption of learning by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The contest will enable pupils to explore their talents and imagine limitless life’s possibilities, even during tough timessaid Malde.
KEPSHA National Chairman Johnson Nzioka hails the initiative saying it would go a long way in improving the education standards in Kenya.
The contest will not only strengthen the value of accumulating knowledge to improve creative writing and earn participants recognition beyond the classroom.said Nzioka
Pwani Oil is sponsoring the initiative while KEPSHA will assist in mobilizing participation across the 47 counties.
Further, KEPSHA will oversee the adjudication process.
Of the top five essays shortlisted in each county, a panel of nine judges will pick the best five nationally.
The five winners will be rewarded with an educational tour of the coastal region .
As well as first-hand experience of Pwani Oil’s Kikambala Plant, the largest.
They will also receive certificates, trophies and assorted gifts.
KEPSHA is the representative body for over 26,000 head teachers in all the public primary schools in Kenya.