Elaine N. Mukuru Secretary Kamunge Commission Recommendations The team recommended in-service courses for school inspectors, who would also be required to upgrade their academic and professional qualifications. It recommended payment of full boarding and feeding fees for students in public schools, training institutes and universities. The team proposed compulsory primary education and called for the abolishing of categorization of schools as high and low cost. Secondary schools developed and equipped by the Government and with teachers paid from public funds were to be designated as public schools. Untrained primary teachers were to get in-service training.
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Vicage To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to reportt or make other authorized use of this material, click here. But most significant, it is during this period that the Government introduced the Third Free Primary Education Initiative in Mackay to prepared etailed plans of a new university in the country. See What Everyone is Watching.
The first anomaly in the task-force is its lack of broad repor. Kamunge Commission — Egerton University Inthe Government elevated Egerton Agricultural College into a constituent college of the University of Nairobi with the express mandate to offer degrees in agricultural sciences and home economics. Kamunge Commission Report and Recommendations Subsequently, most schools have dropped the vocational subjects,which are offered as options.
As a result some of the better public schools became exclusive province of students whose parents who could afford to pay high fess. Whereaspupils had enrolled in Standard 1 inonlysat the KCPE ina dropout of about 60 per cent of the initial enrolment. 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 kamunhe desired. 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.
But many students and their parents continued kamnge regard university education as free leading to the prevailing low recovery of these loans. Cost-sharing in kaunge universities from independence in until mids, public higher education in Kenya was offered free to the students as in kammunge other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Under the new policy, they were required to cover both modest tuition fees and contribute to the costs of maintenance.
However, questions emerge regarding his ability to unwind his past. Observers, however, take exception to the composition of the team in terms of representation, duplication of efforts, and its ability to deliver on education reforms. The average transition rate from Standard 7 to Standard 8 from was 70 per cent. The Government had reacted to public demands made on education and supported local harambee initiatives. Consequently, the inauguration of Moi University took place on December 6, 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.
Inthe college was recognized as a chartered public university under the name of Egerton University. The Government decreed in that all unaided harambee schools were eligible to receive government assistance. The two groups were considered for university entry in The causes were also rooted in disappointment and distrust between the Government and students. Chaired by James M. Indeed, the early s represent one of the dark phases in the development of higher education in this country.
It should be remembered that one of the tasks of the Koech team repory to review education laws, and this it did by providing a clause-by-clause suggestions on what should be reviewed. The introduction of direct charges was a Kmaunge call that in the context of growing enrolments and diminished funding, the Government could no longer finance university education without compromising repoft standards.
However, inthe Government took a bold decision to integrate all harambee secondary kamungw into the national public secondary education system. School strikes took a tragic turn in when 19 girls at St Kizito Mixed Secondary School, Erport, died in an attack by the boys.
The team proposed compulsory primary education and called for the abolishing of categorization of schools as high and low cost. Enrolment, however, dropped by 1. Secondary schools developed and equipped by the Government and with teachers paid from public funds rpeort to be designated as public schools.
Although the committee finished its work the same year and came up with a blueprint of a new university, it was not until that Akmunge University was set up. Indeed, the reason why the Narc administration introduced free primary education mamungewas to reverse the negative impact of cost-sharing in public education, a consequence of the Kamunge Report. Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer. Bythe three national polytechnics, Kenya Polytechnic, Eldoret Polytechnic repor Mombasa Polytechnic, had 9, students in various fields.
Amid plans to restructure the education system, the Kenya Junior Secondary Education KJSEan examination sat mostly by harambee school students at Form 2 was abolished in The result was erosion of quality of education in secondary schools as government called for greater cost — sharing in education.
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It was overly charged with the task of reviewing the national education and training for the next decade and beyond and makes recommendations there too. It started its work in January under the chairmanship of Mr. James M. Kamunge thus the name the Kamunge commission. In , the system of education was implemented.
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Terisar Your email address will not be published. Mr Kamunge is a seasoned educationist and accomplished administrator, who has spent almost all his adult life in education management, crowning his achievements at the World Bank, kamunfe he was an education consultant. Vocational education was institutionalized in the curriculum with introduction of the system of eeport. 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.