Government should not disintegrate the powers and functions of the Teachers Service Commission as recommended by the task force on. Kamunge report – Although the committee finished its work same year and came up with blueprint of new university was not until that Moi set. However from. (P. 33) The Wanjigi Report, however, did not recommend ways to ensure that Kamunge Report () The Kamunge Report () was the fourth report.

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Byharambee fatigue had set in and fundraising barazas had declined throughout the country. The Board has already made recommendations on these in its draft report, which was presented for stakeholders’ review last month.

Nevertheless, economic decline led to a severe shortage of resources to the extent that the Government could no longer afford to subsidise the coast of secondary schooling for students in public secondary schools.

Mr Kamunge is a seasoned educationist and accomplished administrator, who has spent almost all his adult life in education management, crowning his achievements at the World Bank, where he was an education consultant. The main complaint was that the need for home science classrooms and workshops increased the cost of education.

Kamunge Commission Report and Recommendations – Kamunge Report of

Arising out of the Kamunge Report and the subsequent “Sessional Paper No 6” ofthe Government completely withdrew funding to primary and secondary schools and officially introduced user fees at public universities.

Untrained kamung teachers were kamuunge get in service training. According to Prof Everett Standa, the chairman of Vice-Chancellors Committee on Causes of Disturbances and Riots in Public Universities, inadequate funding to meet physical needs of the students, poor food and overcrowded hostels played a major in the chain of events that led to closures in s.

Looked at broadly, the tendency by this and past governments to set up task-forces to do all sorts of things, but whose recommendations are never implemented, leaves a great deal to be desired. Launched inthe 4 system emphasized vocational subjects and it was assumed that it would enable school dropouts at all levels to be self-employed or to obtain employment in the informal.

In a nutshell, the fourth decade of independence was characterized by serious distortions in education than any other period since independence.

The causes were also rooted in disappointment and distrust between the Government and students. Declining national resources occasioned by economic melt down of the time as well as bulging enrolments had put the Government under intense pressure and it was kamnuge to provide a high standard of living as that that was enjoyed by students and staff during the first and even the second decades of independence.


To rport comments or complaints, please Contact us. After the introduction of cost-sharing, enrolment in schools took a nosedive, and by the mids, primary it had dropped to about 70 per cent. The first 85 students of the university were accommodated at Kaptagat Hotel Where they stayed in tents pitched at the lawn of the hotel. A major impact of the implementation of the Kamunge Commission report was the repott in the cost of education for parents and guardians, resulting in high dropout rates and persistent repetition of classes.

Automatically, that led to an increase kamunfe fees, and withdrawal of allowances for students. Whereas several pre-vocational subjects were introduced in primary education, a raft of vocational and pre-technical subjects were introduced in secondary schools, such as agriculture, business studies, computer studies, home science and industrial education building and construction, electricity metalwork, drawing and design, power mechanics, woodwork and aviation technology.

Kenya: Yet Another Kamunge Report a Bad Idea

Although one may argue that the team’s job is to listen to public views and make recommendations erport the laws to be reviewed, when those who would want to present their views regard geport team as unrepresentative, they may hold back all their splendid ideas. Nairobi — Education minister George Saitoti set the ball rolling this week when he formed a team to review all laws in education. Whereaspupils had enrolled in Standard 1 inonlysat the KCPE ina dropout of about 60 per cent of the initial enrolment.

Indeed, the early s represent one of the dark phases in the development of higher education in this country. Mackay to prepared etailed plans of a new university in the country. Amid plans to restructure the education system, the Kenya Junior Secondary Education KJSEan examination sat mostly by harambee school students at Form 2 was abolished in The result was erosion of quality of education in secondary schools as repprt called for greater cost — sharing in education.

The number of secondary schools also increased from 2, in to 2, in It also proposed admission of day university students and the creation of the Kenya Education Staff Institute. At the secondary school level and other post-secondary institutions, the Government stopped paying salaries for support staff.

The barracks were then changed into a college known as Kenyatta College to offer secondary education and teacher education.

Soon afterward, the college opened its doors to people of all races in Kenya and other African countries.

Kamunge Commission Report and Recommendations

But the most important development was the integration of harambee schools into the public secondary school education system with government support in kamungee form of teachers and regular supervision. By the early s, demands for the review of the system of education, and more so its pre vocational component in primary schools, increased.


In order to address some of those concerns, rreportthe Government carried an internal audit through the Master Plan on Education and Training, and Commission of Inquiry eeport the Education System of Kenya ofpopularly known as the Koech Commission.

The introduced mode of cost-sharing in public kamunhe education Was part of the Structural Adjustment Programmes prescribed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Bythe three national polytechnics, Kenya Polytechnic, Eldoret Polytechnic and Mombasa Polytechnic, had 9, students in various fields.

Inthe college was recognized as a chartered public university under the name of Egerton University. By then the gains that were realized, with the introduction of the Second Free Primary Education were steadily eroded with introduction of the system of education.

Kamunge, the team published its final report in The problem was intensified by lack of learning resources such as books, journals and laboratory equipment became chronic. Matters were worse at universities. These include the review of kamuneg laws governing the Commission for Higher Education, Higher Education Loans Board, and the individual public universities’ Acts.

Thirdly, there is question of principle, spirit and scope of the review. In this decade, enrolment in primary schools rose from 4. Thereafter, tremendous development took place in terms of construction of physical facilities,student enrolment, staff recruitment and development of academic programmes. Coming out of the “Sessional Paper No 1” ofitself a creation of the National Conference on Education and Training held inthe review was long overdue. The team proposed compulsory primary education and called for the abolishing of categorization of schools as high and low cost.

The first anomaly in the task-force is its lack of broad representation. Consequently, enrolment rose by Cost-sharing in public universities from independence in until mids, public higher education in Kenya was offered free to the students as in most other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Immediately user-fees were introduced and “boom” withdrawn, an unprecedented wave of student unrest hit the universities. Secondly, talking to educationists and other professionals in the past few days, and reflecting on the country’s education history, I get the feeling that there is cynicism in regard to the chairman, Mr James Kamunge.