The Kenya Film Classification Board Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, on Wednesday 24th February 2021 officiated the opening ceremony of the 5th National Student Leaders Conference held at the Kenya School of Government (KSG), Mombasa campus.
In his address as the Chief Guest, the CEO rallied student leaders to champion clean content in their various institutions.
Dr. Mutua revealed that KFCB shall reach out to student leaders across the country and incorporate them in the Board’s talent identification and nurturing programs.
“I urge student leaders across the country to claim their place as agents of change and seek to be included in Government policy formulation programs,” the CEO said.
Dr. Mutua observed that student leaders can play a major role in bringing meaningful change in Kenya if they find a structured way of tapping into their skills and numbers to communicate the development agenda.
“KFCB shall work with the student leaders’ council to establish a working formula and collaboration in our clean content campaign,” Dr. Mutua added.
The Board’s CEO noted that the future of Kenya is dependent on the youth, adding that KFCB is engaging young people in implementation of its key programs.
The KFCB CEO further noted the need for Government agencies and private sector to speak in one voice on issues facing the youth and provide solutions to them.
He also observed the need to mentor the youth to become responsible citizens and be part of Kenya’s development agenda.
Other key speakers at the two-day conference were, the KSG Mombasa campus Director Dr. Tom Wanyama, Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Board, CEO. Dr. Bernadette Loloju, KSG Director of Finance and Administration Professor Nura Mohamed, National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Assistant Director, Ms. Olive Metet, who represented the chairperson Reverend Samuel Kobia among others.
The summit organized by KSG in conjunction with NCIC among other partners brought together student leaders from various public and private universities across the country and sought to empower the youth to be community changer champions’ and bring about positive transformational change, and grow to become responsible, ethical and servant leaders.