Ministry of Education EFA Kenya

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A presentation of local efa initiatives undertaken by Ministry of Education of Kenya. Presented by Leah Rotich, Director of Basic Education, MOE, given at the IAU Workshop on higher education for EFA, held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 24-25 January 2013.

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Ministry of Education EFA Kenya

  1. 1. PRESENTATION OF LOCAL EFA INITIATIVES DURING IAU COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP BY LEAH K. ROTICH, DIRECTOR BASIC EDUCATION, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION VENUE: SILVER SPRINGS-NAIROBI ON 24TH – 25TH JAN, 2013.WHAT IS EFA?A global initiative launched by UNESCO inThailand in 1990.
  2. 2. 2AIMS:to address the learningneeds of all children, youthand adults by 2015
  3. 3. 3APPROACH:A collaborative effort ofGovernments, Civil SocietyOrganizations and DevelopmentAgencies to meet the six EFAGoals which are:
  4. 4. 4 EFA GOALS ; GOAL 1Expand and improve comprehensive earlychildhood care and education, especially forthe most vulnerable and disadvantagedchildren:-• National ECDE Policy Framework& Service Standards developed• ECDE is included in structure of Education: 2-8-4-4(Free and Compulsory)
  5. 5. 5GOAL NO. 1 CONT’D• Provision of Community Support Grants to ECDE Centre• Enhance Health and Nutrition of Children• Enhance Capacity of parents to manage the ECDE Centres• Introduce ICT
  6. 6. 6Areas of Focus• Impact of ECDE teacher training on learning outcomes• Importance of investing in early years• Capacity building and sensitization
  7. 7. 7Goal 2Ensure that by 2015 allchildren, particularly girls, those indifficult circumstances, and thosebelonging to ethnic minorities, haveaccess to and complete, free, andcompulsory primary education of goodquality.
  8. 8. 8Goal 2- Status• Enactment of Constitution of Kenya 2010 which provides for Free and Compulsory Basic Education for all children• Enrolments at pry( public and private) increased from 892,000 in 1963 to 5.9million in 2002 and to 9.86million in 2011• At ECDE level, .NER has increased from 35% in 2005 to the current 50%
  9. 9. 9 Goal 2, continued• Provision of Sanitary Towels to vulnerable girls• Establishment/sustaining of Mobile Schools• Low cost boarding schools• School Feeding Programmes• Child Friendly Schools,• School Based De-worming Programme• School WASH-simple and cheap habits e.g.washing hands with soap• SNE Schools and units- grants, top up etc
  10. 10. 10Goal no.3 Ensure that the learning needs of all young people and adults are met through equitable access to appropriate learning and life-skills programs.
  11. 11. 11 Goal 3, continued• Alternative Basic Education & Training• Bursaries• Appropriate teaching methodologies• Use ICTs
  12. 12. 12Goal no. 4 Achieve a 50 % improvement in adult literacy by 2015, especially for women, and equitable access to basic and continuing education for all adults.
  13. 13. 13Goal 4, Status• Adult Literacy Survey conducted• Secondary Schools for Adults being developed• Plan to provide teaching and learning materials for all adults• Provide infrastructure
  14. 14. 14Goal no. 5Eliminate gender disparities in primary andsecondary education by 2005, and achievegender equality in education by 2015, witha focus on ensuring girls full and equalaccess to and achievement in basiceducation of good quality.
  15. 15. 15Goal 5, continued • Provision of sanitary towels • Provision of bursary funds- Girls and vulnerable children
  16. 16. 16Focus food for thought:Should govt providesanitary towels or treat the pain duringperiods?
  17. 17. 17Goal no.6Improve all aspects of the quality ofeducation and ensure the excellence ofall so that recognized and measurablelearning outcomes are achieved byall, especially in literacy, numeracy andessential life skills.
  18. 18. 18Goal 6, continued • INSET for teachers • Improving Primary Maths/ Reading • Reform Curriculum- to be competency based rather than objective based
  19. 19. 19Challenges/Opportunities• Large Class size/ small class size => pupil teacher ratio• Cultural believes-Girl child, Moranism ,FGM, boy child,• impact of HIV/AIDS• conflict in some regions due to resource• Emergencies- Natural and man made
  20. 20. 20Challenges/Opportunities- Continued• poor learning outcomes in some schs,• low quality of education in some areas• Inadequate trained teachers at some levels, esp. Adult Literacy Centres and ECDE Centres• access to education for the marginalized- low with notable regional disparities
  21. 21. 21InitiativesOther initiatives include:• the development of Special Needs, Adult Basic Education, Nomadic and other marginalized groups, National school Health and Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training policies• Development of strategies.
  22. 22. 22 Way Forward• Any new policy initiatives must include views from a wide sector of stake- holders for purposes of inclusion and ownership .• Programme implementation must be informed by research
  23. 23. 23Way Forward• All programmes incl. teacher training programmes offered at University at all levels should be developed through consultation with relevant stakeholders• Focus on Marginalized communities e.g. CSN, those in ASAL, Orphans, those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS

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