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Kenya bets on revamped early child-
hood education to eradicate illiteracy

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Mass enrollment of children in well-equipped learning facilities is at the heart of Kenya’s drive to eliminate illiteracy that is a drawback to the country’s socio-economic progress, an official said on Tuesday.

Belio Kipsang, the Principal Secretary for early learning and basic education, said the government has invested in human capital, modern learning facilities and technology to revamp early childhood education in the country.

“As a government, we have invested in early childhood education that is key to our continued development in the light of dynamic changes in human capital needs and the demand of knowledge driven economy,” Kipsang remarked.

He spoke in Nairobi during an international early childhood education for all forum convened by regional governments and multilateral agencies.

Kipsang told policymakers, educationists and campaigners attending the forum that Kenya has domesticated international instruments to boost early childhood learning and realign it with national development blueprint.

“It is said that investment in early childhood education substantially reduces investments in other levels of education. The future prosperity of any country hinges on access to education among children and young people,” said Kipsang.

Kenya has enacted new policies and legislation to revamp early childhood learning amid quest to achieve universal literacy by 2030.

Kipsang said that devolved units have developed robust pre-primary learning facilities to ensure young children acquire numeracy and reading skills.

“At the heart of our revamped early childhood education policy is promotion of soft skills among young learners to ensure they are part of our national social and economic rejuvenation,” said Kipsang.

He said that employment of additional teachers and acquisition of digital learning tools has revitalized early childhood education in Kenya.

“The national government is carrying out pilot studies on state of early childhood education to identify gaps and weakness that needs to be corrected,” said Kipsang.

He said that the ongoing curriculum review will have a positive impact on early childhood education in the country. 

           

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