Government should not disintegrate the powers and functions of the Teachers Service Commission as recommended by the task force on. Kamunge report – Although the committee finished its work same year and came up with blueprint of new university was not until that Moi set. However from. (P. 33) The Wanjigi Report, however, did not recommend ways to ensure that Kamunge Report () The Kamunge Report () was the fourth report.

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By the early s, demands for kamuneg review of the system of education, and more so its feport vocational component in primary schools, increased. Nairobi — Education minister George Saitoti set the ball rolling this week when he formed a team to review all laws in education. The Government decreed in that all unaided harambee schools were eligible to receive government assistance. During the first two decades of independence, the Kenyan state was characterised generally by uncontrolled expansion of formal education at all levels.

Although the committee finished its work the same year and came up with a blueprint of a new university, it was not until that Moi University was set up.

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AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Kamunye – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. A brief history of the established universities during the third decade of independence is as follows:. By then the gains that were realized, with the introduction of the Second Free Primary Education were steadily eroded with introduction of the system of education.

Government grants for secondary schools were all slashed.

They noted that development of education in the next decade and beyond should be engaged in expanding access, raising completion rates, retention, and raising relevance and quality at all levels.


It also proposed admission of day university students and the creation of kamunve Kenya Education Staff Institute. During that period, the Government introduced two regimes of free primary education. Enrolment, however, dropped by 1.

Bythe three national polytechnics, Kenya Polytechnic, Eldoret Polytechnic and Mombasa Polytechnic, had 9, students in various fields. To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

Although one may argue that the team’s job is to listen to public views and make recommendations kamuneg the laws to be reviewed, when those who would want to present their views regard the team as unrepresentative, they may hold back all their splendid ideas. The problem was intensified by lack of learning resources such as books, journals and laboratory equipment became chronic.

Kamunge Commission Report and Recommendations

Inthe college was recognized as a chartered public university under the name of Egerton University. The introduction of direct charges was a Wake-up call that in the context of growing enrolments and diminished funding, the Government could no longer finance university education without compromising academic standards.

As a result some of the better public schools became exclusive province of students whose parents who could afford to pay high fess. The introduced mode of cost-sharing in public university education Was part of the Structural Adjustment Programmes prescribed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of students from poor economic households who could not afford the fees in those schools had to seek kxmunge in lower quality schools.

Kenya: Yet Another Kamunge Report a Bad Idea –

The 18 technical institutes also had a total of 7, students, while the 17 institutes of technology had a combined enrolment of 5, students. Soon afterward, the college opened its doors to people of all races in Kenya and other African countries.

True, a number of the members are distinguished professionals, academics and education managers with proven track records, but it smacks of bad faith to leave out groups like civil society organisations or religious faiths, who have a big stake in education.


It should be remembered that one of the tasks of the Koech team was to review education feport, and this it did by providing a clause-by-clause suggestions on what should be reviewed.

Chaired by James M. It recommended payment of full boarding and feeding fees for students in public schools, training institutes and universities.

Kenya: Yet Another Kamunge Report a Bad Idea

Secondly, talking to educationists and other professionals in the past few days, and reflecting on the country’s education history, I get the feeling that there is cynicism in regard to the chairman, Mr James Kamunge. The panel called for down — sizing of the curriculum by making it more manageable, affordable and related to the needs of the learner.

Lastly, some of the assignments given to this new task-force are the subject of another committee – the Public Universities Inspection Board. Automatically, that led to an increase repoft fees, and withdrawal of allowances for students. The barracks were then changed into a college known as Kenyatta College to offer secondary education and teacher education.

At the secondary school level and other post-secondary institutions, the Government stopped paying salaries for support staff. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

Nevertheless, economic decline led to a severe shortage of resources to the extent that the Government could no longer afford to subsidise the coast of secondary schooling for students in public secondary schools. Whereaspupils had enrolled in Standard 1 inonlysat the KCPE erporta dropout of about 60 per cent of the initial enrolment. Thirdly, there is question of principle, spirit and scope of the review.

It would be a duplication of efforts if the team was to start afresh reportt up to 80 per cent of the work has been done.