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

Kenya: Yet Another Kamunge Report a Bad Idea –

That would be detrimental to the team’s work. By the early s, demands for the review of the system of education, and more so its pre vocational component in primary schools, increased. 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. It recommended payment of full boarding and feeding fees for students in public schools, training institutes and universities.

As a result some of the better public schools became exclusive province of students whose parents who could afford to pay high fess. 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. Automatically, that led to an increase in fees, and withdrawal of allowances for students.

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. The barracks were then changed into a college known as Kenyatta College to offer secondary education and teacher education. Kamunge, the team published its final report in Subsequently, most schools have dropped the vocational subjects,which are offered as options.


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Soon afterward, the college opened its doors to people of all races in Kenya and other African countries. There are indicators that repotr the larger period of the fourth decade the Government was unable to develop educational policies to improve quality or combat declines in enrolment rates, dropout — kaamunge and repletion rates.

Perhaps, what is necessary is just to go through the draft laws in the Koech Report and make few amendments where necessary.

Chaired by James M. All these had the negative result of pushing many students out of school. 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.

Secondary schools developed and equipped by the Government and with teachers paid from public funds were to be designated as public schools. 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.

These led to frequent closures, after numerous running battles students had reporf police. 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.

See What Everyone is Watching. Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer. It was also during this period that private participation in primary education increased to sizeable levels.

Observers, however, take exception to the composition of the team in terms of representation, duplication of efforts, and its ability to deliver on education reforms. The team proposed compulsory primary education and called for the abolishing of categorization of schools as high and low cost.

Enrolment, however, dropped by 1. Government grants for secondary schools were all slashed. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.

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


Kamunge Commission Report and Recommendations

AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic. The party’s recommendations, contained in what is popularly known as the Kamunge Report, led to the introduction of cost-sharing in public education.

Thirdly, there is question of principle, jamunge and scope of the review. However, questions emerge regarding his ability to unwind his past. Looked at broadly, the tendency by this and past governments to set up task-forces to do all sorts of things, but whose recommendations are never implemented, leaves a great deal to be desired.

Your comment may take some time to appear. Thereafter, tremendous development took place in terms of construction of physical facilities,student enrolment, staff recruitment and development of academic programmes. Whereaspupils had enrolled in Standard 1 inonlysat the KCPE ina dropout of about 60 per cent of the initial enrolment.

Kenya: Yet Another Kamunge Report a Bad Idea

The team recommended in-service courses for school inspectors, who would also be required to upgrade their academic and professional qualifications. According to Prof Everett Standa, the chairman of Vice-Chancellors Committee on Causes of Disturbances and Riots in Public Universities, inadequate funding to meet physical needs of the students, poor food and overcrowded hostels played a major in the chain of events that led to closures in s.

But many students and their parents continued to regard university education as free leading to the prevailing low recovery of these loans. The result was that these schools, technical training institutions and teachers training colleges, had to look for ways of generating money to pay their workers and cater for shortfalls arising out of the financial cutbacks.

Mackay to prepared etailed plans of a new university in the country. Enrolment in secondary schools climbed fromstudents in toin

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