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Title:Technical Education and Migration in Tiriki, Western Kenya, 1902-1987
Author:Gould, W.T.S.
Periodical:African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society
Geographic term:Kenya
technical education
Urbanization and Migration
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
Development and Technology
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/722721
Abstract:This paper considers the range of experience of technical and rural education in Tiriki Location of Kakamega District, Western Province, Kenya, since 1902 when the Friends Mission was established at Kaimosi. It focuses on the relationships between the schooling provided by the mission and by the State, and how, for most of the period, attempts to offer an education that was designed to enhance local development have been locally less well regarded than education that provided qualifications that could be used outside the local area. There is a strong positive relationship between education and migration, the educated seeking and usually finding employment in the commercial sector of the economy, in rural as well as in urban areas. The strength of that relationship in the colonial period was as robust as it has been since independence. Despite initiatives in rural and technical education since 1902, Tiriki has been enmeshed in the national migration system as a source area of labour. Ref.