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Kenyan Pupils Top in Africa:...Hebu tujadili hii kitu!

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Kenyan pupils top in Africa


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    Photo/FILE Pupils of St Elizabeth Academy in Karen, Nairobi on January 12, 2011. A new survey shows Kenyan pupils perform better than their counterparts in the region.




    By BENJAMIN MUINDI bmuindi@ke.nationmedia.com
    Posted Thursday, December 8 2011 at 22:00



    Kenyan pupils have been ranked second to those from Mauritius in maths in southern and eastern Africa.

    But they lag behind Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius and Swaziland in reading skills, according to a report by a regional education coalition.

    The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Education Quality study involved a sample of 4,436 Class Six pupils in 193 schools across the country.

    It was aimed at testing maths and reading achievement in 15 countries of the regional bloc.

    The Kenya National Examinations Council, alongside similar agencies in other countries, carried out the survey on behalf of the consortium.

    Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Lesotho and Uganda, in that order, were ranked the worst in maths where the pupils could not solve basic problems in the subject.

    Worst performers

    Malawi, Zambia, Lesotho, Mozambique and Uganda, again in that order, performed worst in reading skills.

    "The quality of education in the 15 countries is still poor despite the cross-regional approaches that the governments have taken to improve standards," the consortium's regional boss Demus Makuwa said.

    The consortium is a network of ministries of education whose aim is to promote education for all goals and the millennium development goals.

    "The quality of education that pupils are getting is now the primary issue," examination council's Paul Wasanga said while releasing the results of the survey at Kenya Institute of Education.

    "It has now been proven that there is a direct correlation between economic growth and the test scores in schools," Mr Wasanga added.

    The report noted that although education for all can be achieved in the systems of the country, policymakers now needed to worry about "what goes on outside the school."

    On their knowledge of HIV/Aids, pupils from Nairobi were best informed followed by those from Central, Eastern and Nyanza while teachers from the same regions met the desired knowledge of the disease.

    But although 98 per cent of teachers had a positive attitude towards pupils infected with HIV, 71 per cent of the teachers had never been tested.

    According to Education Minister Sam Ongeri who launched the report, there is a need to monitor quality of education in Kenya especially since the start of free learning.


    The minister noted that cases of sexual harassment, bullying and drug abuse were also reported to be on the rise.

    "Primary schools are not paying enough attention to the early grades by putting the best teachers in the first grades and ensuring that the ratio of pupils to the teachers is manageable," he told education officials.



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  3. Smatta

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    Ab quit that, now you are spoiling for a fight.. you know how this discussions go, the us against them monster will show its ugly head again, for the umpteenth time. Tanzanian pupils are better we all know that, end of story.
    ... and whats with the picture bro?
     
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    According to AB, that is a picture of Tanzanian pupils who can read better than their Kenyan counterparts (sitting on the desks in the first picture)...

    I think you two are itching for a clap:ballchain:
     
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    lol
    Naona Mngiki wanakenua kimoyomoyo..but this is nuthing but another probably Nairobicentric NGO inayoextort pesa ya muzungu au serikali kwa kisingizio cha 'kumonitor' education.
    On a serious note though, nlikuaga naangaliaga maps za IQ based on Continents na wakaonesha subSaharan countries the average Joe has an IQ below 70..ha ha ha.
    Nice try though.
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    The study (esp. the red line) reflect the fact that no good researchers are produced in Kenya
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    The same can be in Isiolo in northern Kenya where Nationmedia can not even dare to do a coverage
     
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    Am sure this is chini ya mbuyu primary school, Geza is an alumni there.. dude, you should donate at least a black board, or you roof that 'structure' for those poor students, I thought Tanzanians were philanthropic. Ohh, and I see some of the students in the next class have their sneaker game on lock.
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    This is a reader comment from Daily nation

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    Submitted by daimamkenya
    The headline is misleading!!! Jeez!!! How can they be top in Africa when they are 2nd in Math and lag behind a bunch of countries in reading? Plus this research pits Kenya against countries that are not necessarily known for their brainpower!! Show me some numbers involving Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, S.A etc then I will pay attention...Haiya!!!!


    Posted Dezember 09, 2011 07:24 AM "

    check here http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Kenyan+pupils+top+in+Africa+/-/1056/1286490/-/c3v3tpz/-/index.html
     
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    tatizowameshajiwekea kuwa kenya ndo kila kitu hawatak mambo meng na pia hawataki kujishughulisha
     
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    or Kibera for that matter..
     
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    Or those schools by the areas near Lake Turkana!
     
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