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Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation grants full support to top ranking private secondary school in Mombasa
2013-07-30 11:47:13
WAM ABU DHABI, 29th July, 2013 (WAM) -- The Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Secondary and Technical School in Mombasa Kenya has become an ambitious schooling project in facilitating the dreams and aspirations of scores of students from the region.

August 1982 witnessed the laying of the foundation stone for the school by the late President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The institution continued its legacy of being a springboard for bright young minds to make their way into the job market equipped with the essential proficiencies, and is wholly backed by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

The Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Secondary and Technical School is a co-ed day and boarding school that has approximately 760 students on its rolls, with separate facilities for boys and girls. It is recognized as one of the finest and top ranking private secondary schools in Kenya, and rated the number one school in the Coastal Province of Mombasa. As a result it has produced some of the top academic scorers by imparting a well-rounded education that involves a curriculum of English, Maths, Kiswali, Chemistry and Islamic Religious Education as its core subjects, among others.

The school is driven by its motto - "Al ilm wal imaan" translated "In pursuit of knowledge and spiritual upliftment", and its mission is to be a �Centre of Excellence' to advance maximum learning opportunities.

Suleiman Bwika, a local of the province who has dedicated 27 years towards the running of the school, currently holds the office of Principal, and is assisted by a team of two deputies alongside a fully qualified teaching staff.

Director General of the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Mohammed Al Khoori said "We are extremely proud of the progress that the students are making, and it is the Foundation's endeavor to help usher them into the competitive workforce by providing them all the opportunities to excel in life whilst contributing to their country's economy." He added that while it is the Foundation's imperative to spread educational initiatives across the many countries it operates in, this initiative is a precursor to many more in this region.

The Foundation has sanctioned the construction of a state-of-the-art library, and also a laboratory, the building of which will shortly be commenced.

Since its inception, the school has equipped an excess of 4000 alumni with the necessary life skills that are imperative for the competitive job market, empowering them to pursue careers in the fields of accountancy, banking, industry, medicine, aviation, technological and commercial sectors. A sizeable number are also placed in local government entities, while others are working in diplomatic missions abroad.

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