Free Primary Education and After in Kenya: Enrolment impact, quality effects, and the transition to secondary school

Oketch, Moses and Somerset, Anthony (2010) Free Primary Education and After in Kenya: Enrolment impact, quality effects, and the transition to secondary school. Project Report. CREATE, Brighton, UK.

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    Abstract

    Based on case-study data from a small group of Kenya primary schools, this paper first examines local-level variations in the impact of the 2003 Free Primary Education programme. The effects varied widely: in two ‘high-impact’ schools, intakes more than doubled; while in several others, effects were negligible, either because local demand was already fully met, or in two cases because the schools had erected barriers to increased enrolment (the ‘high-barrier’ schools). A second section enquires into secondary-school transition patterns among the graduates from the case-study schools. Although overall transition rates were high, there were wide variations in the type of secondary school entered; and these in turn had massive consequences for the leavers’ chances of ultimately qualifying for access to university. The policy implications of these findings are discussed in a final section.

    Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
    Keywords: access;education;free;primary;Kenya;enrolment;impact;quality;effects;transition;secondary;school
    Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
    Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa. Oceania)
    Depositing User: Justine Charles
    Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2010
    Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:54
    URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2417
    Google Scholar:4 Citations

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