Education System

Kenya Education System
Kenya Education System

Kenya uses what is called an 8-4-4 system of education, which was introduced in 1985 during President Arap Moi’s tenure. It comprised 8 years in primary school, 4 in secondary school, and 4 at the university.

This replaced the original 7-3-2-3 education system originally embraced by Kenya since independence.

Other Kenya Education System

Other school systems are allowed in Kenya so a British curriculum for examples, is offered in some schools in the country.

At least 85% of Kenyan children go to school today except in very remote areas,
and it is now illegal not to send a child to school in Kenya.

The public and private sector players actively participate in trying to raise the standard of education
in the country, and some policy and funding reform has improved the education sector,
but its standards are still lower than those of many institutions of learning in the West.