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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Uhuru apologises to Kenyans over government’s confusion in rollout of new curriculum Uhuru apologises to Kenyans over government’s confusion in rollout of new curriculum Government courts teachers’ union to prevent looming nationwide strike in January Government courts teachers’ union to prevent looming nationwide strike in January. It recommended Kiswahili to be made a compulsory and examinable subject. The government provided teaching learning resources, e.

Guidance and counselling of the youth in secondary school to enable them face realities of life. Urbanization also became an issue with too many people moving into towns to look for jobs at the expense of development in rural areas.

Porter was nominated by the government to help address the challenge. Report of presidential working party Mackey Report. Some of its Terms of Reference were: To prepare the Kenyan society to face the challenges of the 21st century and the 3rd millennium through education and training.

Establishment of a second university in Kenya and lengthening of university education from years. It recommended compulsory basic education. Review the curriculum to accelerate industrial and technological development. 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 independence.

Education commissions in Kenya

The document perceived education as the only solution that gachaathi merge pressing need for the skilled workforce. The commission saw it best to have all Harambee schools run by the government to ease educational standardization.


It recommended unit learning approach and credit accumulation in post secondary education to facilitate points of exit and re-entry as appropriate.

As a result, Gacnathi schools surged registering a total of schools in Gathachi report noted with gxchathi concern the rising rate of unemployment among school leavers and recommended the restructuring of the education system curriculum in order to have more streams of science, mathematics and, technical and vocational subjects. The Gachathi Report GoK,p raised the issue of unemployment in relation to policy: The number was relatively higher than that of government-maintained schools of the time.

Ominde commission first released a publication of its findings and recommendations on the verge of and Funding for school development was decentralized such that it would be received directly by the schools for rreport of infrastructure. Reduction of secondary level subjects cited as one of the relevant resolutions of improving quality of education.

To focus on improving the quality and relevance gacjathi education in Kenya. E produced many text books. The commission found out several hindrances in education including reportt teachers, low pay, and unfavorable conditions.

Such a plan also necessitated professionalism. Introduction of boarding schools in arid and semi-arid lands ASAL. This was because the programme was hurriedly implemented and so problems relating to lack of finances, resources, personnel and change of attitude occurred.

African learners were served well in schools by the year taking a more significant share of almost percent.

Over enrolment of children in schools 3. The committee made many recommendations at all levels of education in total! Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer.

Gachathi Commission Report and Recommendations – Gachathi Report

In this system, students attended lower primary for four years, upper primary for four years, two years of lower secondary, and two gachatthi of high secondary three and four. Share with your friends!


Emphasized practical education for self reliance. The system was such that high school graduates had to enroll for two years advanced high school studies before joining Campus. Some books call it Bessy Report. Republic of Kenya, It recommended that education should foster national unity and promote repogt attitudes and consciousness towards other countries.

Instructors were encouraged to explore and teach in schools outside their region purposely to fight tribalism.

History of Education Short Notes

Some of the education commissions rpeort Kenya since independence are as follows. Further, knowledge became a citizen equalizer, especially on economic opportunities and progress. This commission was appointed with a back drop of many problems in the society such as the Aids pandemic and breakdown of societal values.

However, it was no implemented untilwhen an attempt was made. Guidance and counselling in education and training institutions to be offered by professionally trained mature members. The primary education ends with an exam for Kenya Certificate of primary education. There was gachzthi change in the Presidency and so many recommendations were overtaken by events.

The public was sensitized on the role of different stakeholders in free primary education? Regarding education, its main recommendations were:. There was emphasis on examinations that tested thinking and reasoning rather than just memory. Religious bodies were however exempted and left in charge of offering pastoral care and sponsoring institutions. The Mackay report 8: It recommended introduction of boarding schools in arid and semi-arid areas. It has already caused great devastation to Kenya that even if it were changed today, the toll on the nation will be felt for many years to come.