The Kenya Film Classification Board hosted Ipsos Kenya’s Research Clubs of Africa 2019 national competition at the Nairobi Cinema on Saturday 6th July 2019. The Competition themed Moral Values had eleven finalists from across the country with Kenya High School being crowned the winners. Lenana High School emerged 1st Runners-up while Our Lady of Mercy Girls’ took the 2nd Runners-up position in the contest.
The Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha who was represented by the Principal Secretary State Department for Post Training and Skills Development Mr Alfred Cheruiyot was the Chief Guest at the research fete. CS Prof. Magoha lauded the initiative for fostering moral values, stating that the war against moral decadence needs brave warriors and belongs to the whole society.
“A solid moral foundation is key for the prosperity of our nation,” urged the CS Prof. Magoha, adding that Research Club members are critical stakeholders in the morality conversation.
KFCB CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua reiterated that the theme on “Moral Values” is aligned to the Board’s mandate of ensuring that film and broadcast content conforms to Kenya’s culture, moral values and national aspirations. Dr Mutua gave the Board’s commitment to engage the youth on topical issues and get them to become part of the solution to societal problems through research.
Also gracing the occasion were the Director of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Mrs Susan T. Njau, Ipsos Sub Saharan Africa Chief Commercial Director Mr David Somers, Ipsos Kenya Managing Director Mr Aggrey Oriwo, and Director of Secondary Schools in the Ministry of Education Mr Paul Kibet.