The Government of Kenya is committed to providing equal education opportunities to all of its citizens. As a result, there has been rapid development in education since independence to ensure that as many children as possible enroll in schools and complete their studies. This study was carried out primarily to get a holistic picture of the school environment for adolescents and other relevant factors that might interfere with the whole learning/teaching process. Special attention was paid to the education of girls and the factors that might lead to their dropping out of school. The study was conducted jointly by the Ministry of Education and the Population Council in three districts in Kenya. Many aspects of school education were covered including physical facilities, financing of education, curriculum, teacher-pupil relationships, and teachers’ attitudes. This report provides a balanced view of school education provided in the three districts that are representative of the situation elsewhere in the Republic of Kenya.
Ajayi, Ayorinde, Wesley H. Clark, Annabel Erulkar, Karin Hyde, Cynthia B. Lloyd, Barbara Mensch, Cecilia Ndeti, Barry Ravitch, Elisabeth Masiga, and Shiprah Gichaga. 1997. "Schooling and the experience of adolescents in Kenya." Nairobi: Population Council and the Government of Kenya's Ministry of Education.