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Gov’t set to assess Numeracy Education in the country

The Government in consultation with development partners in education, is set to assess the impact of a Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded project on Numeracy Education in classes three and four in public primary schools.

The Project, worth USD 88.4million and implemented by the World Bank since 2015, is aimed at improving the teaching and learning of Mathematics to over 7 million pupils in the early years of learning in over 20 thousand public primary schools across the country.

According to a press release sent to news rooms, Senior Government officials, GPE’s Senior Operations Officer, Mr Wario Omuro, and UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa Chief of Education, Mr  Saidou Jallow, are leading the Education Development Partnership Consultative Group (EDPCG) in a joint closing Project Support Mission of the Project, dubbed ‘Primary Education Development Project’ (PRIEDE).

The officials held an entry meeting, at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), to assess the implementation status of the project before they visit schools in selected counties later in the week.

The Director for Projects Coordination and Delivery, Mr Elijah Mungai, thanked the development partners in education for this joint mission on numeracy education for children in lower primary school.

“Your support has helped all the stakeholders improve systems for managing education in the country,” he said.

The Project also targets 4,000 low performing schools in each county and ASAL counties in particular by strengthening School Management (SIP) and Accountability for results in the delivery of primary education in the country.

“Since 2002, GPE has helped and supported close to 70 developing countries and partners to develop and implement good quality education sector plans,” the statement read.

The GPE is a product of the 2,000 Dakar framework of action when the international community declared that ‘No country with a credible sector plan will be thwarted from achieving the education for all goals, by lack of resource’.

By Michael Omondi

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