2014 Kenya Annual Learning Assessment Report published

26 May 2016, Nairobi: Despite marked progress in increasing access to education across Kenya in recent years, Kenya has not fully met its commitments under the Education for All Goals. And the improved national average figures conceal stark contrasts between the different regions of Kenya. Children in North Eastern region are much more likely to face challenges in access to school, school readiness and learning outcomes.

These were the main findings of the 2014 Kenya Annual Learning Assessment Report, released by Uwezo at Twaweza in a report entitled Are our children learning? The state of education in Kenya in 2015 and beyond. The report is based on data collected by Uwezo, a citizen-led assessment of learning outcomes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In this report data from all five Uwezo assessments are used, meaning data points were collected from over 600,000 children drawn from all the counties in Kenya.

The findings of this fifth Uwezo report are clustered around the six Education for All Goals and focus on: early childhood education and school readiness (EFA Goal 1 on early childhood care and education), access to, and progression through, primary school (EFA Goal 2 on access to and completion of primary education for all), adult school attendance and mothers’ literacy (EFA Goals 3 and 4 on adult literacy and lifelong learning), inequalities including gender (EFA Goal 5 on gender and other inequalities) and learning outcomes (EFA Goal 6 on the quality of education).