pathways for the learners. The Gachathi Commission of resulted in a report that addressed the issue of national development and educational objectives. Although this report made several recommendations, it was never fully The Gachathi Report greatly motivated curriculum reform particularly in terms of coping. That report notes that half the Kenyan population is poor, with about 10 .. The Gachathi Report stressed that no improvement of education.

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The commission also held that religious and cultural convictions were independent and needed to run undeterred by the education system. Inthe NARC government implemented free primary education. Expenses in financing the expanded education 2.

Establishment of a second university in Kenya and lengthening of university education from years. Police launch manhunt for Bungoma teacher on the run for impregnating school girl. On the other hand, Kiswahili became a compulsory subject both in primary and high schools across the country. Therefore, education, which was regarded by Kenyans as a medium for social mobility and national economic development failed to deliver as the number of unemployed school leavers continued to grow system in the first years of repodt.

It recommended that mother tongue be used as a medium of instruction in lower reporh classes. They both commission reports emphasized the integration of technical and vocational education in the entire Kenyan educational system right from primary to tertiary levels Simiyu, It recommended that education should foster national unity and promote positive attitudes and consciousness towards other countries.


Gachathi Commission Report and Recommendations – Gachathi Report

There was a change in the Presidency and so many recommendations were overtaken by events. Formation of this commission too effect after Master Plan on Education and Training panel presented its report. The rationale was that the previous program was too short and not gachahti enough to give graduates enough practical education.

The private schools charge high fees and many offer British O-levels, gachathhi by A-levels or the International Baccalaureate. Although this report made several recommendations, it was never fully adopted by the government. Recommended establishment of a council on higher education whose duties would be -to accredit universities.

Gachathi Commission Report and Recommendations – Gachathi Report

It recommended Kiswahili to be made a compulsory and examinable subject. Colleges training primary teachers later faced consolidation reducing their count from 36 to Education commissions in Kenya after including Ominde commission were critical of curriculum changes and assessment requirements.

The focus sought to make economic and national development attractive to citizens with elementary school. This does not include the ‘pre-primary’ schooling provided to children under the age of six. Education in primary schools was made free in and tuition fees in secondary schools removed inpaving way for free and compulsory basic education. In a nutshell, the Gachathi Committee argued that diversification of the school curriculum to rfport pre — vocational subject would relate better to the social and economic needs of the country rather than the examination related education, which concentrated on the cognitive abilities of the learner.

The Mackay report 8: These intervention measures include: Government now threatens to hire new teachers after KNUT refuses to call off strike. The entire report featured an excess of recommendations specially drafted to solve various education challenges.


As part of the token, the commission highlighted proposed higher salaries for rrport to attract talented trainees. Expansion of basic education from years.

Uhuru apologises to Kenyans over government’s confusion in rollout of new curriculum.

History of Education Short Notes

Kenya education’s system has welcomed several commissions since independence. For this reason, the commission proposed in-service training program for all teachers in primary schools. Recommendations of the Gachathi Report? The commission was formed in and comprised of the following members.

Another tremendous change that proceeded under this reform in the renaming of schools. The campaign fueled by the commission is a tribute to the current vocational subjects integrated into the education system. Infree primary education was implemented as from class1 — 4, then it would be extended to the rest. In the wake ofthe registration rose to 65 percent.

Education commissions in Kenya

The commission equally advised the government to develop its educational planning in close consideration of unaided schools. Ominde commission drafted and later recommended 7: Overage children started attending school and there were no plans to meet their special needs.

With the creation of a single nation came the emergence of a single educational system, no longer stratified along racial lines.