MoE and World Bank assess the impact of GPE Funded Project on Numeracy Education
The Ministry of Education and the World Bank are assessing what kind of impact the Global Partnership for Education funded project has had on numeracy education.
The World Bank implemented the project which was worth USD 88.4 million and began in 2015. The purpose of the project was to improve teaching and learning of Mathematics in the early years of learning in more than 20,000 public primary schools in Kenya. The project comprised 7 million pupils.
Senior Government officials and other stakeholders of the project are conducting a joint closing Project Support Mission of the Project called Primary Education Development Project (PRIEDE). The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Regional Officer for Eastern Africa Mr Saidou Jallow and the GPE Senior Operations officer Mr Wario Omulo were among the stakeholders of the joint project.
The officials held a meeting at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and assessed the state of implementation of the project before visiting schools located in the selected countries later on in the week.
Mr Elijah Mungai thanked the education partners and said that the development partners in education’s efforts have gone some way in improving the systems for management of education in Kenya.
Besides, the project targeted 4,000 low performing schools in each country and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) counties. They did this by strengthening School Management (SIP) and Accountability for results in the delivery of education at the primary level.
GPE is supporting governments from around seventy developing countries to develop better plans in the education sector.
The international community declared at the 2000 Dakar Framework of action that they will not allow any country with a credible education sector plan to be prevented from reaching all goals of education due to inadequate resources. This then resulted in the creation of the GPE to boost those countries. Since the year 2002, the GPE has been boosting developing countries by helping them come up with and implement better plans in their education sectors.