KENYA: LITERACY REPORT FAILS EDUCATION SYSTEM

April 22, 2010

NTV reports on the Uwezo study, highlighting that Kenyan children are leaving primary school without achieving basic literacy and numeracy skills.

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Furthermore, NTV shows that more than 30 per cent of pupils in standard 4 to 6 cannot read basic sentences in English. The survey conducted across the country also reveals worrying trends in numeracy skills. For more information, click here

 

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UGANDA: UWEZO PLANS CITIZEN APPRAISAL OF LEARNING

22 November 2009
The Observer

 Uwezo Uganda, an initiative under the Uganda National NGO Forum, plans to run on-spot tests at household level to assess and promote learning for primary school children aged 6-16.

Richard Ssewakiryanga, the Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum, last week disclosed that the tests will be conducted within households, and will help families become part of the child’s learning process. Uwezo is a Swahili word meaning “capability,” and the concept, he said, was conceived in 2008 following a visit by educators from East Africa to Pratham, an NGO based in India.

Pratham conducts the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), which is a household assessment that measures actual abilities in reading and arithmetic of school age children. Click here to read more…

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