Although progress has been made towards equity and inclusion in education reforms in Kenya, some gaps remain especially among girls, learners with special needs, learners from low-income households, and other marginalised groups, with the COVID-19 pandemic magnifying these gaps.
In this Policy Brief, People’s Action for Learning presents an overview of the six Policy Dialogues on education in Kenya held in the past 2 years, and offers the following recommendations to enhance equality and inclusion for all learners:
- Increase teacher capacity and improve teacher-pupil ratio
- Enhance capacities of schools to cater to learners with special needs
- Strengthen schools as safety nets for learners with some special needs and disability
- Provision for neurodiverse learners
- Increase and rationalise resources
- Expanding inclusion of children in marginalised areas
- Expanding inclusion through Community-Based Learning (CBL) and Home-schooling
- Ensuring continuity of learning for all children
- Revisit equity and inclusion in the school deboarding debate
You can download the full policy brief from the link in the right column.