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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Launched inthe 4 system emphasized vocational subjects and it was assumed that it would enable school dropouts at all levels to be self-employed or to obtain employment in the informal.

Noting that education system was riddled With limited access,gender disparities, high drop out rates, and poor academic achievement, the panel issued five policy guidelines:.

AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic. Subsequently, inthe Faculty of Education was moved from the University of Nairobi to Kenyatta,becoming the only reporf training teachers for both under-graduate and postgraduate levels in the country.

It recommended payment of full boarding and feeding fees for students in public schools, training institutes and universities. After the introduction of cost-sharing, enrolment in schools took a nosedive, and by the mids, primary it had dropped to about 70 per cent.

The problem was intensified by lack of learning resources such as books, journals and laboratory equipment became chronic.

It was also during this period that private participation in primary education increased to sizeable levels.

Indeed, the reason why the Narc administration introduced free primary education inwas to reverse the negative impact of cost-sharing in public education, a consequence of the Kamunge Report. It also proposed admission of day university students and the creation of the Kenya Education Staff Institute.


Bythe three national polytechnics, Kenya Polytechnic, Eldoret Polytechnic and Mombasa Polytechnic, had 9, students in various fields.

The Government had reacted to public demands made on education and supported local harambee initiatives. Kamunge Commission — Egerton University Inthe Government elevated Egerton Agricultural College into a constituent college of the University of Nairobi with the express mandate to offer degrees in agricultural sciences and home economics.

repott A brief history of the established universities during the third decade of independence is as follows:. In the attack that caused national and international outrage, more than 70 girls were raped after declining to participate in a strike organized by the boys.

Dropout rates were highest in the lower primary, while repetition rates were recorded in upper primary classes.

Although one may kamunhe that the team’s job is kamunte listen to public views and make recommendations on 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 number of secondary schools also increased from 2, in to 2, in Declining national resources occasioned by economic melt down of the time as well as bulging enrolments had put the Government under intense pressure and it was unable to provide a high standard of living as that that was enjoyed by students and staff during the first and even the second decades of independence.

Kenya: Yet Another Kamunge Report a Bad Idea –

In this decade, enrolment in primary schools rose from 4. The Kamunge Commission wanted Bachelor of Education programmes in universities to take five years, growth in university standard enrolment be matched with the educational resources and the development of public universities be coordinated and harmonized.

The average transition rate from Standard 7 to Standard 8 from was 70 per cent. At reporh secondary school level and other post-secondary institutions, the Government stopped paying salaries for support staff. That would be detrimental to the team’s work.


By then the gains that were realized, with the introduction of the Second Free Oamunge Education were steadily eroded with introduction of the system of education.

These led to frequent closures, after numerous running battles students had with police. But many students and their parents continued to regard university education as free leading to the prevailing low recovery of these loans. However, it was during this period that gender gap in enrolment levels narrowed considerably. By the early s, demands for the review of the system of education, and more so its pre vocational component in primary schools, increased. Government grants for secondary schools were all slashed.

Kamunge Commission Report and Recommendations

However, the number of primary schools increased from 11, in to 15, inwhile the number of primary teachers colleges rose from 17 to 25 during the same period. The Board has already made recommendations on these in its draft report, which was presented for stakeholders’ review last month.

We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Automatically, that led to an increase in fees, and withdrawal of allowances for students. Enrolment in secondary schools climbed fromstudents in toin Thirdly, there is question of principle, spirit and scope of the review.

The expansion of educational opportunities has been the primary objective of the Government since the attainment of independence.