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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Although the committee finished its work the same year and came up with a blueprint of a new university, it was not until that Moi University was set up.

Kamunge Commission Report and Recommendations

The team proposed compulsory primary education and called for the abolishing of categorization of schools as high and low cost. 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 own reporters to an African and global public.

Launched inthe 4 system emphasized vocational subjects and it was assumed that it would enable school dropouts at all levels to be self-employed or to obtain employment in the informal. The party’s recommendations, contained in what is popularly known as the Kamunge Report, led to the introduction of cost-sharing in public education.

Subsequently, most schools have dropped the vocational subjects,which are offered as options. The panel called for down — sizing of the curriculum by making it more manageable, affordable and related to the needs of the learner. Whereaspupils had enrolled in Standard 1 inonlysat the KCPE ina dropout of about 60 per cent of the initial enrolment. But inthe Government introduced an enhanced cost-sharing scheme that required students to pay in full or in part through a direct charge depending on their need for tuition, food and accommodation.


Perhaps, what is necessary is just to go through the draft laws in the Koech Report and make few amendments where necessary.

Kenya: Yet Another Kamunge Report a Bad Idea –

The causes were also rooted in disappointment and distrust between the Government and students. These include the review of the laws governing the Commission for Higher Education, Higher Education Loans Board, and the individual public universities’ Kamunnge. Vocational education was institutionalized in the curriculum with introduction of the system of education. However, from the early s, enrolment declines were observed and many stakeholders faulted the system of education, which was blamed of re-introducing a colonial-like system of education that encouraged social stratification in equalities.

To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here. Consequently, the inauguration of Moi University took place on December 6, Mackay to prepared etailed plans of a new university in the country.

Kamunge Commission Report and Recommendations – Kamunge Report of

According to Prof Everett Standa, the chairman of Vice-Chancellors Committee on Causes of Disturbances and Riots in Public Universities, inadequate funding to meet kammunge needs of the students, poor food and overcrowded hostels played a major in the chain of events that led to closures in s. Kamujge, few teachers were ready or trained to teach vocational skills. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

The problem was intensified by lack of learning resources such as books, journals and laboratory equipment became chronic. The objective was to prepare high school graduates for the world of work and provide a foundation for further training in relevant post-secondary training institutions. It would be a duplication of efforts if the team was to start afresh when up to 80 per cent of the work has been done. School strikes took a tragic turn in when 19 girls at St Kizito Mixed Secondary School, Meru, died in an attack by the boys.


In a nutshell, the fourth decade of independence was characterized by serious distortions in education than any other period since independence. Bythe three national polytechnics, Kenya Polytechnic, Eldoret Polytechnic and Mombasa Polytechnic, had 9, students in various fields. Automatically, that led to an increase in fees, and withdrawal of allowances for students. Romantic Questions to Ask A Girl 2. The history of Kenyatta University began in when the British government handed over the Templar Military Barracks to the newly independent government of Kenya.

But most significant, it is during this period that the Government introduced the Third Free Primary Education Initiative in The expansion of educational opportunities has been the primary objective of the Government since the attainment of independence.

The average transition rate from Standard 7 to Standard 8 from was 70 per cent. Matters were worse at universities. In the attack that caused national and international outrage, more than 70 girls were raped after declining to participate in a strike organized by the boys.

These led to frequent closures, after numerous running battles students had with police. In return, graduates were bonded to Work in the public sector for a minimum of three years. The main complaint was that the need for home science classrooms and workshops increased the cost of education.

Chaired by James M. Now, observers question whether the chairman of the working party, whose recommendations messed up the country’s education, would inspire confidence when he chairs a new team to review education laws. Kmunge during the inauguration of the task-force on Tuesday, Prof Saitoti listed the various pieces of legislation that require review and harmonisation.