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Title:Primary schools education in Kenya: an attempt at evaluation
Authors:Ergas, Z.
Chege, F.
Periodical:Education in Eastern Africa
Geographic term:Kenya
Subject:primary education
Abstract:Although the Government of Kenya has expressed concern for a 'free and universal education', the primary education in Kenya is very far from fulfilling these essential conditions. There is a built-in inequity in the Kenyan primary education and this inequity instead of tending to gradually disappear is actually getting more and more institutionalized. The democratization and the swahiliza-tion of the system is of paramount importance for the future of Kenya as a nation. The system is responsible for an enormous waste of human and material resources. A few practical ways of achieving the urgently needed and indispensable reform are proposed. After a survey of the school situation (differences between A, B, and C schools and their effects on general education) follow the sections: Historical background and theoretical context The specific shortcomings of primary school education in Kenya - A tremendous wastage of human and material resources - The unfairness of the C.P.E. examinations for the majority of Kenya children - The important issue of Swahili. Notes, tables.