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Uwezo supports change to Kenyan education system

Uwezo Kenya Country Coordinator Dr. John Mugo supports proposed changes to Kenya’s education system, recommended by a government-appointed taskforce, the Daily Nation reported. The 35-member group has recommended that the government scrap the 8-4-4 system (eight years of primary school, four years of secondary school, and four years of university), put in place in 1985, and replace it with a 2-6-6-3 system (two years of pre-primary, six years of primary, six of secondary, and three of university).  

Mugo says that the proposed system will be better for students, as emphasis will shift from grades to acquiring skills. Students will also have a better idea of what career they would like to pursue earlier in their schooling. Mugo was speaking at the launch of Uwezo’s annual assessment on learning report in Nairobi earlier this week. Read more.

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