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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In essence, the proposal sought to win public involvement and participation in response to the lacking in knowledge.

Education commissions in Kenya

It starts at age of six years and consists of eight years of schooling, out of which first three may be in the mother tongue, while English is gachahhi the language of instruction from standards 4 to 8.

Not everything was free, e. Emphasized practical education for self reliance. The government was to meet the salaries of teachers, education administration and some limited facilities in the school. Some students opted to join the labor market after this respectable examination given a wide rift in the professional labor market at the time.

It recommended Kiswahili to be made a compulsory and examinable subject. For the record, Ominde commission report had policy recommendations specially prepared in the limelight of Kenyan education system. Recommendations of the Kamunge Report?


Gachathi Commission Report and Recommendations – Gachathi Report

At the time of this Report, the main problems had to do with unemployment and the high cost reportt education. Interestingly, these reforms increased African enrollment in schools representing 30 percent by In a nutshell, the Gachathi Committee argued that diversification of the school curriculum to include pre — vocational subject would relate better to the social and economic needs of the country rather than the examination related education, which concentrated on the cognitive abilities of the learner.

Report of presidential working party Mackey Report. Guidance and counselling of the youth in secondary school to enable them face realities of life. The report also recommended for the restructuring of gavhathi third university. The Commission deemed it fit to have the government preside over education agchathi.

The need for a curriculum adaptable to Kenyan people met with Universal Primary Education instituted by Ominde commission. Joseph James Otiende, then an Education Minister, instituted the commission. It recommended reporr establishment of centres for excellence in training, research, technology and arts.

As many secondary school leavers flooded the market looking for employment, the education system stood on the verge of public criticism.

History of Education Short Notes

The Gachathi commission was purposely established to evaluate the education system of the country. Great expectations as new system seems likely.

The following are some of the Keech Report recommendations: Educational development partners provided financial support. According to Simuyuthe policy was criticized in two major areas However, it met similar challenges as in gacgathi therefore it was not sustained.


Funding for school development was decentralized rwport that it would be received directly by the schools for improvement of infrastructure. For instance Muya, For instance, Amutabip. This move was responsive to the surging need for specialist workforce in different sectors.

Secondary school consists of four years. Gathachi report noted with great 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 commission also held that religious and cultural convictions were independent and needed to run undeterred by the education system. However, it was no implemented untilwhen an attempt was made.

It recommended that Form 1 and 2 students to follow a common curriculum but personal guided choice of subjects to be introduced in Form 3 and 4. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. It recommended that post secondary training institutions to be developed and expanded so as to be able to handle the large number expected to join them after failing to get university admissions.

According to Sifunathere are three events that led to implementation of the system:

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