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ERIC Number: EJ912345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Change and Development in Kenya
Kimamo, Githui M.
Primary Science Review, n97 p29-31 Mar-Apr 2007
Kenya now has a 2-8-4-4 system, which means two years of preprimary (nursery, age 4-6), eight years in primary school, four in secondary, and four at university. However, at the end of the primary education course, pupils still sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), a very competitive examination that determines who will proceed to high school. Many don't succeed: unlike some countries, secondary education is not yet compulsory. Science, however, is one of the papers in the KCPE, so it takes on great importance in primary schools. The author describes how Kenyan primary science has changed to reflect the needs of Kenyan society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya