Report Launch – Quality and Access to Education in Urban Informal Settlements in Kenya
Location: Hilton, Nairobi Kenya
Date: 27/11/2013 - 28/11/2013
Access and quality of education have been part of the key challenges of Kenya’s education system. Although the Kenyan government has made key improvements in ensuring increased access to schooling, challenges remain in ensuring quality of education. To achieve the objective of increased
accessibility to schooling and education, the Kenyan government introduced Free Primary Education (FPE) policy in 2003. The implementation of FPE led to increased enrollment of children in schools from 5.9 million in 2002 to 7.6 million in 2006 and 9.9 million in 2011 (Government of Kenya, 2012). There was also observed growth in the number of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates, from 540,069 in 2002 to 704,520 in 2007, followed by a slight decline to 695,701 in 2008 (UNESCO, 2005).