Free primary education
Free primary education

Free primary education

The history of free primary education in goes back to 1974 and later in 1979. When the Government launched the education programmes aimed at achieving free and universal primary education. Lack of funds derailed those two initiatives but in 2003, Government reintroduced the education.

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Primary education is the second level and caters for children age between six and 13. Pupils sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination after eight years of learning. The objective of primary education is to attain education for all and Millennium development Goals by 2015.

In pursuit of this, the Government introduction of the the Education Programme in 2003, resulting in enrollment rising from 5.9 million in 2011 from 8.8 million in 2009.

There are 26,667 primary schools compared to 26,206 in 2008. 70 per cent of the schools are public Primary school completion rate increased from 60 per cent in 200I to more than 70 per cent in 2008 In the 2010-2011 Budget, the education programme got Sh9.2 billion ($115 million. It is fully financed by the Government.

Access and equity education that will lead to of the Millennium Devel-Goals by 2015. Some of the objectives are to implement Primary Education, increase in Early Childhood eliminate adult illiteracy of learners with The directorate’s units Education, Education, Special Needs and Education  adulits.

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