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Centum to build Sh2 billion school in Runda

Investment firm Centum Ltd will build a Sh2 billion school in Runda Estate as it seeks to diversify its portfolio.

The has partnered in the venture with Sabis Education Network which is headquartered in Beirut with a network of schools in 16 countries including the US, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking at the official launch, Sabis International President Carl Bistany said the school will equip its learners with world class education.

“Our model is GSCE and A-level which prepares the students to conquer the world by imparting them with life-long skills. We believe that Kenyan students will have to compete globally, hence the idea of opening a world-class facility in Kenya. We shall prepare them to work and open businesses anywhere in the world,” said Mr Bistany.

RECEIVING APPLICATIONS

The school will open its doors in September 2018 and has already started receiving applications.

“So far, we have enrolled 35 students and we hope to enrol more in coming months,” the President added.

Centum Investment Company CEO James Mworia said that the school will eventually have the capacity to accommodate up to 2,000 students.

“The purpose-built school campus will include state-of-the-art classrooms equipped with the latest in educational technology including interactive whiteboards, a sports center, a modern performing arts theatre, a semi-Olympic pool, and extensive outdoor sports facilities,” said Mworia.

 

The tuition fee is estimated to be Sh600,000 ($6000) per year and is at least half the price of what other branches are offering .

Other top fees-charging schools in the Kenyan capital are GEMS Cambridge (Sh1.4 million a year), Brookhouse (Sh1.4 million) and Braeburn at Sh1.3 million.