The Hope that “No Child is Left Behind” in Education in Kenya

Citation:
Boit LC, Nelson ME. "The Hope that “No Child is Left Behind” in Education in Kenya ." The Cradle of Knowledge African Journal of Educational and Social Science Research. 2016;4(1).

Abstract:

Education as a right was reaffirmed during the Jomtien World Education for all forums (1990) and during the African Regional Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on A Framework for action in Sub-Saharan African: Renaissance (1999). The Sub-Saharan countries agreed to develop successful education systems and reaffirm that education is a basic right that need investment for quality and agreed to remove all barriers to full realization of education for the African child. The new Kenya constitution as the supreme The Cradle of Knowledge African Journal of Educational and Social Science Research Volume4 No1, 2016 ISSN2304-2885 65 law of the land has, in article 43, guaranteed education for all citizens for all children (53). This paper examines the rights of education in relation to the constitution of Kenya 2010. Research explains that a meaningful education must be available, accessible, acceptable and adaptable; after all, education is to prepare and equip citizens to function effectively in their environment and to be useful members of society (UNESCO, 2010). The above concerns can only be realized by legislating articles 43, 53, 54 and 55 of the Kenyan constitution. The articles are contained in the Bill of Rights chapter and represent the rights of citizens of Kenya and especially the least able to provide for themselves and if fully legislated would ensure that “No Child is Left Behind” in the Kenyan education system.

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