Busing children from Nairobi’s informal settlements to government schools

Human Development

  • June 2024
  • Policy brief

The spirit of leaving no one behind reminds us of the need to enhance inclusion in education provision. It is for this reason that governments have introduced universal primary education. In Kenya, it’s popularly known as free primary education. For Nairobi City County, the sub-national government responses include the expansion of or building of new primary schools to deal with the huge school sizes that stand at over 1100 on average. Despite these good efforts, there remains a huge proportion of children from low-income households who do not benefit from such good efforts.