The Kenyan Daily Nation newspaper reports that a research assessing the literacy and numeracy competencies of Class 3 pupils in Kenyan public schools has revealed shockers for policy makers and parents alike. Fifty-two percent of the children cannot read, write or count to the required standard, 70% missed school for one reason or another and 60% of them had already repeated one class. The findings are very similar to the Uwezo Kenya findings released in April 2010. Close to 8,000 pupils were interviewed in 328 primary schools in 76 districts in the research conducted by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC). "The evidence of these results gives a clear education that if we are going to enhance the quality of education of our children then all Kenyans have a part to play," Education minister Sam Ongeri said.
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