When free basic education was implemented in Kenya in 2003, people reacted differently to it. Since then, other challenges have emerged as the government has tried to implement it. Let’s examine the truths behind the issues affecting Kenya’s free primary education program in more detail.
Delays in Funds disbursements
Real learning necessitates introspection as its foundation. In 2005, children in the country did not have adequate opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge required for their cognitive and social development. Many schools have a general lack of regard for teachers and the teaching profession.
Since the government is in charge of teacher salaries, the situation has become worse because there is no urgency to implement a reward system for the best educators in the schools. In addition, the long wait in cash distribution was caused by the teachers’ payment delays. This resulted in a great deal of annoyance on the part of the teachers. As a result, families are finding it more difficult to pay for their children’s education.
When compared to the recommended minimum of 1:40, the teacher-to-student ratio at these schools is an impressive 1:70. Teachers are unable to adequately educate children due to the high number of students. This has posed considerable challenges for Kenya’s free education system, particularly for the poorer children.
Teacher learning Resources
As a result, there has been a serious shortage of educational materials. As promised in the FPE program, all students would receive free writing materials (pencils, pens, notebooks, etc.). Yet, each pair of books was divided among five students, with each group receiving a total of one book. As a result, this has exacerbated the situation. They are not learning as much because so many people are borrowing the same books.