Governance in Kenya
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education is responsible for lifelong education and training and coordinates provision between government, donors, NGOs and the communities. The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology is responsible for higher and technical education, and research for Kenya’s sustainable national development. The Directorate of Technical Accreditation and Quality Assurance develops, maintains and coordinates training standards in technical, industrial, vocational and business training institutions.
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Tel: +254 20 318 581
Cabinet Secretary: Prof Jacob Kaimenyi
Principal secretary: Dr Richard Belio Kipsang
Public spending on education was 7 per cent of GDP in 2010.
Kenya Vision 2030 – of a newly industrialising, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment – is being implemented in successive five-year medium-term plans, the first covering the period 2008-12.
The Ministry of Planning and National Development and Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat have reviewed this first medium-term plan, paying particular attention to the feedback from stakeholders, as required by the 2010 constitution, and this has informed preparation of the 2012-17 plan.
The government is committed to providing high quality education to all of Kenya’s citizens and works in close partnership with NGOs in delivering education and training facilities for special-needs children.
Kenya qualified for the World Bank’s Fast Track Initiative – known since September 2011 as the Global Partnership for Education – which is aimed at meeting the education Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All goal that all children complete a full cycle of primary education by 2015. Since 2002, under the initiative developing countries have committed to design and implement sound education plans and development partners commit to align and harmonise additional support around these plans.
The National ICT Strategy for Education and Training comprises egovernment, management information systems and e-learning. It aims to arm education managers and planners with timely data and to ensure that teachers and students have ICTs appropriate to the learning process.
The ministry, with the support of the Kenya ICT Trust Fund, has set up national and regional ICT support centres, mostly in the polytechnics and universities, to provide telephone or online technical support to schools.
In 1987 Kenya hosted the Tenth Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Nairobi. Commonwealth education ministers meet every three years to discuss issues of mutual concern and interest.
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