Perspective on top priorities in EFA: Proposed    Higher Education-EFA Research Think-Tank                                ...
The following play a decisive role in addressing theaims of EFA:   1. A people’s belief system  2. Socio-cultural practice...
Uplift-Education:To resolve challenges presented by the following:    Poverty inclined mindset      Hereditary poverty  ...
Uplift-Education (Cont.):  a)   Absence of ambition  b) Economic vulnerability  c) Child labour  a) Parental irresponsibil...
Flexible Education:  1. A variety of alternative education approach  2. Actualize coherence between socio-cultural    prac...
Institutionalization of mentorship :    1) As a public service a kin to       education    2) Policy driven integration of...
A.       Free education for each citizen     Rhetorical question:          Cf: Would you jail a hungry parent who has    ...
Proposed EFA Research     Think-Tank THE END                        8
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An overview of local EFA priorities in Kenya as understood by higher education. Presented by Prof Samspn Gunga, Dean of the School of Education, University of Nairobi, given at the IAU Workshop on higher education for EFA, held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 24-25 January 2013.

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University of Nairobi and top EFA priorities

  1. 1. Perspective on top priorities in EFA: Proposed Higher Education-EFA Research Think-Tank By Prof. Samson Gunga, Cert. THE, B.Ed. (Nairobi), M.Ed. (Kenyatta), M.Sc. (Sunderland), PhD. (Nairobi) Dean, School of Education, University of Nairobi E-Mail: samsongunga@uonbi.ac.ke; Tel: +254722610869 IAU Collaborative WorkshopA three-step activity to envisage Higher Education for Education for All locally Nairobi, Kenya, 24-25 January 2013 in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi 1
  2. 2. The following play a decisive role in addressing theaims of EFA: 1. A people’s belief system 2. Socio-cultural practices 3. Socio-cultural preferences 4. Socio-economic status of individuals/families 5. Mentorship in an education systemRequired: EFA Research Think-Tank 2
  3. 3. Uplift-Education:To resolve challenges presented by the following: Poverty inclined mindset  Hereditary poverty Inability to recognize private potential Misdirection of capacities 3
  4. 4. Uplift-Education (Cont.): a) Absence of ambition b) Economic vulnerability c) Child labour a) Parental irresponsibility 4
  5. 5. Flexible Education: 1. A variety of alternative education approach 2. Actualize coherence between socio-cultural practices and education to enhance access 3. Actualizing coherence between a peoples preferences and education 4. Blending modern education brand with a peoples way of life 5
  6. 6. Institutionalization of mentorship : 1) As a public service a kin to education 2) Policy driven integration of mentorship in education programmes 6
  7. 7. A. Free education for each citizen Rhetorical question:  Cf: Would you jail a hungry parent who has no capacity to send a hungry child for ‘free’ education?A. Compulsory Basic Education for citizens Rhetorical question:  Cf: Does the concept of ‘Basic Education’ vary from nation to nation? Free compulsory education without a citizen’s capacity to participate is counter productive 7
  8. 8. Proposed EFA Research Think-Tank THE END 8

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