While 100% of children in Class 3 and higher classes should be able to read basic English and Kiswahili, and do simple mathematics, a new citizen-led assessment report reveals that very few are able to do so.
- Fewer than 4 out of 10 Class 3 children can read a Class 2 Kiswahili story while in the same class, 2 out of 10 cannot read a Kiswahili word.
- In Class 8, 4 out of 100 children cannot read a Class 2 Kiswahili story.
- Just 3 out of 10 Class 3 children can read a Class 2 level English story while 2 out of 10 children in the same class cannot read an English word.
- In Class 8, 4 out of 100 children cannot read a Class 2 English story.
- Just 3 out of 10 children in Class 3 can solve a Class 2 division problem. In the same class 1 in 10 children cannot recognize numbers between 11 and 99.
- By the time children reach Class 8, 1 in 10 still cannot solve Class 2 division.
These findings, released today by Uwezo at Twaweza, are from the fourth national learning assessment conducted in 2013. Uwezo partners tested over 135,000 children, aged 6 to 16, from all 47 counties in the country.
Authors: Twaweza East Africa
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