Mr Matthew Njoroge Kabetu
.Nairobi Upper Hill Junior Academy is the brainchild of Matthew Njoroge Kabetu whose Vision for contributing to the education sector was birthed while he was pursuing his career as a Deputy Police Commissioner in our Nation of Kenya.
He has been keen in matters concerning education which is evident in his long serving career some of the positions he served in were as follows:-
He envisioned and initiated;
The Training Curriculum of Crime Investigation Department (C.I.D) Training School in 1988,
- Fraud Investigators Training Course in 1988,
- Police Middle Management Course in 1990
- Police Officers Senior Management Course in 1993, KIA, Kabete and Senior Police Officers Command Course at the Kenya Police Training College, Kiganjo
- Basic Management Course for Non-Commissioned Police Officers (1994), District Development Institute (DDI), Embu,
- Established the Anti Terrorism Police Unit in 2003,
- Aviation Safety and Security Supervisors Training in 2006,
- Safety and Security Staff Code of Conduct in 2006,
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of Handling Firearms at Airports in 2007,
- Airside Safety, Birds Strike and Hazard Identification and Risk Management Committees at Wilson Airport in 2007,
- Airside Safety Training Course in 2007,
- Wilson Airport’s Aerodrome Manual in 2008,
- Wilson Airport’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) Manual in 2008 and
- Aviation Security Orientation Course for Private Security Guards in 2008
On his retirement, the zeal for education spurred him on to venture into the Formal Educational sector. He decided to begin a Pre-school so as to have a role in laying a strong foundation that would prepare children for further education. He ploughed into his own resources to raise a one storey building which would see the Genesis of a Kindergarten.
Nairobi Upper Hill Junior Academy first opened its doors in January, 2oo6, and recruited qualified staff who shared in its vision and mission. The school then enrolled children from the surrounding environs but grew in numbers as the well run institution begun to register exceptional quality and good results.