6th July 2018                                    By Cheruiyot Korir

Parents and teachers have been challenged to motivate children to develop their innovative abilities that will be taped for national development.

Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Joe Mucheru said, there is need for the society to inspire young talents in technology, science, and innovation to promote industrialization in the country.

The Cabinet Secretary who spoke at the Awards ceremony at the National Young Scientists, Kenya (YSK)symposium at the Kenyatta International Convention Center today, said, the governments would explore possibilities of integrating technology solutions generated by high school innovators in national development programs.

The YSK symposium is an inaugural event that had 92 science project entries from 80secondary  schools across the country. The students submitted entries in Technology, biological and ecological sciences, social and behavioralscience and Chemical, physical and mathematical sciences to demonstrate their scientific talents.

During the competition, Abdul Rahaman and Wilson Irungu from Nakuru High School were declared the winners. The duo were awarded cash prize of Sh 100, 000, a trophy among other prizes and a trip to Ireland this year.

The Principal Secretary forVocational and TechnicalEducation (TVET) Dr. KevitDesai emphasized the need to promote innovation among the children to growl a pool of scientists in the country.

Among those present were the Irish Ambassador to Kenya Dr. Vincent O’Neill and Cabinet Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of education Mr. Simon Kachapin.