Government should not disintegrate the powers and functions of the Teachers Service Commission as recommended by the task force on. Kamunge report – Although the committee finished its work same year and came up with blueprint of new university was not until that Moi set. However from. (P. 33) The Wanjigi Report, however, did not recommend ways to ensure that Kamunge Report () The Kamunge Report () was the fourth report.

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True, a number of the members are distinguished professionals, academics and education managers with proven track records, but it smacks of bad faith to leave out groups like civil society organisations or religious faiths, who have a big stake in education. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our reort reporters to an African and global public.

The number of secondary schools also increased from 2, in to 2, in Your comment may take some time to appear. The result was erosion of quality of education in secondary schools as government called for greater cost — sharing in education. However, from the early s, enrolment declines were observed and many stakeholders faulted the system of education, which was blamed of teport a colonial-like system of education that encouraged social stratification in equalities.

Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer. This was a period that the Government showed commitment to providing educational opportunities to all children and in perspective the state was able to expand schooling and to promote its legitimacy as being a modern and compassionate nation. During that period, the Government introduced two regimes of free primary education.

However, the number of primary schools increased from 11, in to 15, inwhile the number of primary teachers colleges rose from 17 to 25 during the same period. It was also during this period that private participation in primary kaminge increased to sizeable levels. The Board has already made recommendations on these in its draft report, which was presented for stakeholders’ review last month.

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A major impact of the implementation of the Kamunge Commission report was the rise in the cost of education for parents and guardians, resulting in high dropout rates and persistent repetition of classes. Government grants for kamuhge schools were all slashed. The panel called for down — sizing of the curriculum by making it more manageable, affordable and related to the needs of the learner.

Kamunge, the team published its final report in The Government had reacted to public demands made on education and supported local harambee initiatives. Listening to him, one wondered whether he was aware of the recommendations in the Koech Report, which in six annexes provide a clear legal framework for education and training. The barracks were then changed into a college known as Kenyatta College to offer secondary education and teacher education.

Thereafter, tremendous development took place in terms of construction of physical facilities,student enrolment, staff recruitment and development of academic programmes. Automatically, that led to an increase in fees, and withdrawal of allowances for students.

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Dropout rates were highest in the lower primary, while repetition rates were recorded in upper primary classes. It also cancelled student allowances “boom”. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

Soon afterward, the college opened its doors to people of all races in Kenya and other African countries. The introduced mode of cost-sharing in public university education Was part of the Structural Adjustment Programmes prescribed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The first anomaly in the task-force is its lack of broad representation.

Kenya: Yet Another Kamunge Report a Bad Idea

Perhaps, what is necessary is just to go through the draft laws in the Koech Report and make few amendments where necessary. Your email address will not be published.


The school was temporarily closed and has since been renamed St Cyprian Secondary School.

Cost-sharing in public universities from independence in until mids, public higher education in Kenya was offered free to the students as in most other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. All these had the negative result of pushing many students out of school. Looked at broadly, the tendency by this and past governments to set up task-forces to do all sorts of things, but whose recommendations are never implemented, leaves a great deal to be desired.

Whereas several pre-vocational subjects were introduced in primary education, a raft of vocational and pre-technical subjects were introduced in secondary schools, such as agriculture, business studies, computer studies, home science and industrial education building and construction, electricity metalwork, drawing and design, power mechanics, woodwork and aviation technology. The Kamunge Commission wanted Bachelor of Education programmes in universities to take five years, growth in university standard enrolment be matched with the educational resources and the development of public universities be coordinated and harmonized.

Nairobi — Education minister George Saitoti set the ball rolling this week when he formed a team to review all laws in education. Consequently, enrolment rose by See What Everyone is Watching. However, it was during this period that gender gap in enrolment levels narrowed considerably.

The team recommended in-service courses for school inspectors, who would also be required to upgrade their academic and professional qualifications. These include the review of the laws governing the Commission for Higher Education, Higher Education Loans Board, and the individual public universities’ Acts. By the early s, demands for the review of the system of education, and more so its pre vocational component in primary schools, increased.