JOURNEY TOWARDS EDUCATION FOR ALL IN KENYA AT CROSSROADS? A CASE OF FREE SECONDARY EDUCATION

Journal Title: Problems of Education in the 21st Century - Year 2010, Vol 21, Issue 6

Abstract

Free Secondary Education introduced by the Grand coalition government in 2008 was a major leap in the right direction in Kenya’s education system. It opened doors to millions of youths who had missed a chance to get education and improve their lives. This paper provides an international concept of Providing Education for All (EFA). It follows up the historical development of Secondary Education in Kenya since independence to date. The paper endeavors to articulate the challenges which have hitherto emerged in implementing this popular programme which, if not addressed urgently, might undermine the gains made so far. The Free Secondary Education programme has overwhelming support from Kenyans and Africans in general; they see it as a potent instrument that can enable communities in the region to extricate themselves from object poverty, thus empowering them economically. It is therefore imperative for Kenyans to acknowledge that Free Secondary Education is not a luxury but a necessity for equitable social and economic development. The paper is exclusively based on secondary documentary data.

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Felicity Murunga

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Felicity Murunga (2010). JOURNEY TOWARDS EDUCATION FOR ALL IN KENYA AT CROSSROADS? A CASE OF FREE SECONDARY EDUCATION. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 21(6), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-34838