|Description de l'activité:
Kenya has a population of over 32 million and a literacy rate of 85.1% - one of the highest in Africa. The national educational system is based on a concept known as "8-4-4" - eight years of primary education, four years of secondary schooling, and four years at university. However, with teachers in short supply and schools few and far between, congestion is a major problem with some classrooms accommodating more then 100 pupils. Academic achievement is measured through a national test, taken by students at both public and private schools. Kenya’s National Development Plan accords high priority to unifying education levels across the country.
After a successful one-year pilot, the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) and WorldSpace are planning to revive Kenya’s nationwide school broadcast service, using WorldSpace technology to broadcast educational content to 11 million students in 18’000 primary and 3’000 secondary schools.
Value : USD 2.6 million
Expected outcome : Reduction of teacher-student ratios (already down from 1:100 to 1:60) and a closing of the gap between public and private schools in terms of achievement scores for the National Academic Achievement Test.