58 percent of Kenyans don’t know about new school curricukum 2-6-3-3-Twaweza report

58 percent of Kenyans don’t know about new school curricukum 2-6-3-3-Twaweza report

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH MAY 2018- Report of  a research conducted by Twaweza east Africa indicates that 58 percent of Kenyans do not know about the new school curriculum  2-6-3-3.

The research says only 28 percent  of Kenyans have ever heard about  the existence of the new curriculum   most of them are residents of urban areas  compared to those living in rural areas.

Speaking during the release of the report  Victor Rateng  who is the senior programs coordinator  at  Twaweza  says 4 out of 10 Kenyans  are happy with improvement of educations standards in public schools  mainly contributed by free secondary and primary education.

However  91 percent of Kenyans    do not understand  the procedure or methodology used by government  to fund  the free education program.

”There is need for more awareness campaign  about the entire issue which clearly is still  a big issue with many Kenyas”.he said.

The report  also  says Parents  are worried about inadequate number of teachers in schools with  .40 % of parents  at pre-primary levels saying teachers were not enough 46% from primary level  and 35% in secondary school levels.

Addressing the media in Nairobi Victor Rateng of Sauti za Wananchi at Twaweza says that the largest group of citizens 22% also name teacher shortages as the main challenge arising from making education free, followed closely 20% who say there is  poor teacher performance.

The report also says   42% of the Kenyans are divided on whether the quality of education has improved 32% are deteriorated since schools became free.

He has urged   parents to be more interested in their children’s education such as helping with homework or talking with teachers.

 

 

 

 

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