2020 Digital Essay Competition Regional Kickoffs

The 2020 Digital Essay Competition (DEC) program kicked off with regional visits to schools across Kenya. We have visited schools in Bungoma, Kakamega, Trans-Nzoia, Uasin-Gishu, Kiambu, Nyeri, Meru, and Samburu Counties to recognize the 2019 DEC winners and finalists in Kiswahili, English, French, Art, German and Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) entries. We have also disbursed the scholarships for Term 1 2020 to the 2019 prize winners, at the same time encouraging teachers and students to join in DEC 2020.

DEC awards include:

  • Grand Prize Winners – A computing device and Scholarship funds (up to KES 50,000)
  • 2nd Runner Up Winners  – A computing device and Scholarship funds (up to KES 25,000)
  • 3rd Runner Up Winners – A computing device and Scholarship funds (up to KES 10,000)
  • 4th and 5th Runner Up Winners – A computing device

DEC partners include the Ministry of Education, The French Embassy in Kenya, East African Educational Publishers, Longhorn Publishers, Moran Publishers, Oxford University Press, Kenya Publishers Association (KPA), Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE), Kenya Institute of the Blind (KIB), Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA), Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA), and Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA).

Established in 2013, Digital Essay Competition has advanced education through the use of technology with teachers and students in all public and private schools across Kenya. Every year students respond with essays to a new question. Essays are marked by a panel of teachers, with prizes awarded for winning entries including computing devices, scholarship funds and national recognition with MOE. Essays are submitted online at essay.ekitabu.comessaycontest@ekitabu.com or 0708 727 037. Now in its 8th year, the Competition has grown with the support of the Ministry of Education, partners, and sponsors. Over 43,936 students, 1000 teachers, and 900 schools have joined since 2013. We are working to make 2020 DEC more inclusive on every level for great results.

We’re in the process of finalizing on DEC 2020 question and we welcome you to keep an eye on essay.ekitabu.com for updates.