A new partnership between GEMS and MenaLink Holdings will see the Dubai-based educator open its first African school.
Set to be located in Nairobi, Kenya, it is due to be the region's leading educational institution offering up to 2,000 students a British/IB curriculum alongside state of the art facilities.
Raila Amolo Odinga, the prime minister of the Republic of Kenya, said that education was at the core of Kenya's ambition to achieve the development objectives outlined in Kenya Vision 2030.
The initiative is an economic, social and political development programme that aims to transform Kenya into an industrialised, middle-income country by 2030.
And Sunny Varkey, founder and chairman of GEMS Education, said that he hoped to offer support to the Kenyan government in order for it to achieve its vision for the education sector.
"It is clear that this global education company is supplying high quality education to the children in its schools. In announcing their flagship school, I am pleased that they will soon be enhancing the standard of education in Kenya as well," Mr Odinga added.