pathways for the learners. The Gachathi Commission of resulted in a report that addressed the issue of national development and educational objectives. Although this report made several recommendations, it was never fully The Gachathi Report greatly motivated curriculum reform particularly in terms of coping. That report notes that half the Kenyan population is poor, with about 10 .. The Gachathi Report stressed that no improvement of education.

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It proposed practical education for self reliance to be enhanced.

Police launch manhunt for Bungoma teacher on the run for impregnating school girl. It recommended the repoort of centres for excellence in training, research, technology and arts. Some of the key achievements in this proposal included Kenyan flag raising and National Anthem singing in schools. The review was void of colonial interferences and influences. The school syllabuses in Primary, Secondary, and Colleges have been trimmed to make them manageable.

Gachathi Commission Report and Recommendations – Gachathi Report

Gachathi Commission presented over proposals in the tough academic quest. The terms of reference for Kamunge and his group included: In response to this problem, Dr. Recommend possible programme of action in reference to: Instructors were encouraged to explore and teach in schools outside their region purposely to gachatbi tribalism.

It further observed that although the Government gachthi introduced agriculture and technical subjects in secondary schools, the expected result of making school leavers more employable had not Worked out Well.


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The entire report featured an excess of recommendations specially drafted to solve various education challenges. Ominde commission drafted and later recommended 7: Suggest ways and means of creating and promoting alternative educational programmes. Emphasized practical education for self reliance.

Great expectations as new system seems likely.

Gachathi Commission Report and Recommendations – Gachathi Report

Thus the policy lacked orientation to employment. Development of Education System in Kenya since Independence. This commission was charged with the responsibility of: The Gachathi commission was purposely established to evaluate the education system of the country.

The commission instead directed its interest in elitist academic education. African learners were served well in schools by the year taking a more significant share of almost percent.

Government now threatens to hire new teachers after KNUT refuses to call off strike. Share reporg your friends! It starts at age of six years and consists of eight years of schooling, out of which first three may be in the mother tongue, while English is invariably the language of instruction from standards 4 to 8.

Expenses in financing the expanded education 2. Eradication of extreme poverty and anger?

It was for this act that Kenya Institute of Education came into being. On the other hand, Kiswahili became a compulsory subject both in primary and high schools across the country.

Colin Mackay, a Canadian scholar to spearhead the establishment of the second university. Although this report made several recommendations, it was never fully adopted by the government. Suggest ways of liberalizing education. Emphasis on continuous assessment for evaluation. NB The Mackay report 8: It was timely — it was implemented at a time when universal primary education was one of millennium goals and therefore it received international moral support.


The commission came into being in when President Moi chose Dr. Some parents had to keep their children at home so as for them to attain six years of age so as to join free primary education since they could not afford pre-school education which was not free. The Kamunge Report GoK, on Education and training which recommended the reduction of examination subjects under thewas implemented in secondary schools but ignored at the primary schools level; The president Moi rejected the Koech Report.

Some students opted to join the labor market after this respectable examination given a wide rift in the professional labor market at the time.

Education commissions in Kenya

It has already caused great devastation to Kenya that even if it were changed today, the toll on the nation will be felt for many years to come. To prepare the Kenyan society gschathi face the challenges of the 21st century and the 3rd millennium through education and training.

This does not include the ‘pre-primary’ schooling provided to children under the age of six.