The Ministry of Education, Kenya, developed these guidelines in collaboration with UNESCO, UNFPA, the Population Council, and the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance. The guidelines provide a framework to enhance reentry for learners who drop out of school, including those with special needs and disabilities, to improve retention, transition, and completion rates at all levels of basic education. They provide an opportunity for all learners to progress and access quality education in basic education institutions. The guidelines are also a prevention and response resource for addressing school dropout for various reasons. Chapter one reviews the background, rationale, legal, and policy context. Chapter two outlines the goal, objectives, target groups, scope, and guiding principles. Chapter three provides guidelines for implementation of school reentry by thematic areas (early pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence, inhibitive cultural practices, child labor and trafficking, drug and substance abuse, mental health, education in emergencies, and special needs and disability). Chapter four outlines the implementation framework, including reporting mechanisms.
Ministry of Education. 2020. "National guidelines for school re-entry in early learning and basic education." Nairobi: Ministry of Education, Republic of Kenya.
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