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Kenya After 50: Reconfiguring Education, Gender, and Policy by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Michael Mwenda Kithinji, Jerono P.

By Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Michael Mwenda Kithinji, Jerono P. Rotich

This booklet explores the most important milestones in schooling, gender, and coverage that Kenya has accomplished on account that independence, the demanding situations of this event, and the longer term customers. This edited choice of chapters additionally goals to light up the teachings discovered from the studies of the postcolonial interval in addition to postulate at the means ahead. via this exploration of the Kenyan adventure when you consider that independence, the authors current an positive view that regardless of the numerous stumbling blocks and demanding situations, the rustic nonetheless has promising clients as a nation.

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They rotated throughout their first two-year assignment between the headquarters and education at a field unit or work on national projects and farms at the various subunits.

The Committee’s recommendations called for the overhaul of the education system by extending both primary and secondary schooling by two years. That meant primary education would take nine instead of seven years while the high school A-Level, constituting the fifth and sixth years, would become compulsory. These recommendations, therefore, envisaged elimination of the School Certificate examination taken at the end of four years of high school, making it possible for all students to progress to A-Level.

Until then only students who scored very high grades at their School Certificate exam got a chance to progress to the advanced high school level. If implemented 34 MICHAEL MWENDA KITHINJI the NCEOP recommendations would have eliminated this barrier to higher education. Although the NCEOP was a government appointed commission, its recommendations were never implemented indicating the extent to which the antireform forces controlled Kenyatta’s government. The issue of education reform was revisited only with the coming to power of President Daniel arap Moi in 1978.

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