Tuesday

Education Challenges in Kenya


The Kenya Education Sector Support Programme (KESSP) identifies the following as some of the constraints facing education at various levels:
  •  Lack of adequate infrastructure and shortage of permanent classrooms in primary schools particularly in poor districts,
  • Lack of clear legal guidelines on the implementation of inclusive education and non-formal education programs;
  • Lack of reliable data on children with special needs, out-of-school children and illiterate adults and youth;
  • Shortfall of adult literacy teachers as well as teaching and learning materials;
  • Low transition rates from primary to secondary; secondary to higher education institutions;
  • Outdated curricula for technical, vocational education and training.
  • Inadequate physical facilities for technical, vocational education and training as well as mechanisms for quality assurance;
  • Limited resources for expansion of universities to cope with the number of students leaving secondary schools;
  • Mismatch between skills offered by universities and the demands of the labour market.
  • High number of HIV/AIDS orphans.
  • High pupils: teacher ratios in densely populated areas and low pupil: teacher ratios in less populated regions; and
  • Due to the need to contain the wage bull o manageable levels, the government does not employ new teachers, but only replaces those who leave through death, resignation or retirement.  This has led to shortfall of teachers in schools.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Place your request