A delegation of World Bank Officials are in Kenya to learn and understand the country’s Early Grade reading and Mathematics programmes that the ministry of education has been implementing in schools for the last five years.
The team that is on a seven day learning visit led by Mr. Ezequiel Molina are task leaders of similar programmes in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Tanzania, Senegal, Sudan, and Mozambique, wants to study how Kenya has implemented the two programmes.
Speaking in his Jogoo office Nairobi Tuesday, where the visitors had a session with the ministry officials, Director General in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Elyas Abdi said the two programmes had greatly improved the teaching and learning of English, Kiswahili and Mathematics in the early grades in Primary education.
“The delegation will visit primary schools in Nairobi and Kiambu Counties to get firsthand information about curriculum delivery through classroom observation,” said Abdi.
The Tusome Programme is funded by USAID at a cost of 53.8 million USD, while the Early Grade mathematics, popularly known as Kenya Primary Education Development (PRIEDE) is funded by Kenya Primary Education Development (PRIEDE) and Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
The programme targets over 6 million pupils in 23,000 public primary schools.
By Bernadette Khaduli