Households With Uneducated Parents Have More Kids Out Of School

By Soko Directory Team / Published March 1, 2024 | 12:01 pm



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The first Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (FLANA) Report by Usawa Agenda has revealed some worrying and interesting stats about Kenya’s education system and whether our kids are getting the desired education within our schools.

“The verdict is that our education quality is not what a wise parent would desire for their kids,” said Dr. Emmanuel Manyasa, the Executive Director at Usawa Agenda, a renowned Kenyan Civil Society championing equitable access to quality education in Kenya and beyond.

According to the report, 1 in 5 learners of school age in households headed by adults without formal education are out of school. This shows a child from a household where the head has no formal education is more likely to be out of school compared to the household head who has a formal education.

Read Also: Is There Any Evidence For Education Transformation In Kenya And Beyond?

At the same time, 2 in 10 class 8 learners and 3 in 10 grade 6 learners could not meet expectations in reading a grade 3 appropriate English text. This mirrors the quality of our education system with the government insisting on 100% transition with no kid allowed to repeat a class.

The report also found out that 2 in 5 grade 4 learners are at least meeting expectations in reading a grade 3 appropriate English text and that the gap between the likelihood of achieving better learning outcomes when attending a private primary school and a public primary school is widening in favor of private schools.

Another interesting fact is that women teach in our public primary schools, but men manage them: 6 in 10 teachers are women; 3 in 10 headteachers are women; and 1 in 10 Boards of management (BOM) chairs are women.

The 2023 FLANA assessment focused on the ability of children to read and comprehend English and complete basic numeracy tasks, set at the grade 3 level. This report presents learning outcomes of all assessed children, learners in grade 4 who were expected to have completed the grade 3 level work by the time of the assessment, as well as grade six and class eight, who were completing primary education (albeit in different systems),” read part of the report.

Read Also: Usawa Agenda Set To Launch The Much-Awaited FLANA Report




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