Free Primary Education in Kenya

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A RESEARCH STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF INTRODUCTION OF FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRAM ON ENROLMENT IN ECD CENTERS IN MOGOGOSIEK ZONE BOMET COUNTY

SUPERVISOR: MR. MALEL

PRESENTED BY: CHEBET JOYCE

INDEX NO:

A RESEARCH REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATION COUNCIL IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (E.C.D.E)
AT
VALLEY TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE
AUGUST 2011

DECLARATION BY CANDIDATE

I, ……………………………………., declare to the best of my knowledge that this work is my own original undertaking and has not been presented before any institution of higher learning for award of degree or diploma.
Name: Chebet Joyce
Sign: _________________________________________
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MDG = Millennium Development Goals.
UN = United Nations
FPE = Free Primary Education.
GER=Gross Enrolment Rate is calculated by dividing the number of children of whatever age enrolled in preschool by the estimated number of 3-5 year olds.
UNESCO= United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural organization.
OECD=Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
MOEST=Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

CHAPTER ONE
Introduction

This chapter introduces the research topic. It begins with an introduction followed by a statement of the problem and finally the purpose of the study.
1.1Background of the Problem

As part of his campaign manifesto, President Kibaki introduced the Free Primary Education program in Primary schools. The program was meant to lead to high enrollment of pupils in both primary school and ECD centers in Kenya. The natural corollary was that the ECD enrollment would rise as a result of the introduction of FPE.
However, statistics show the contrary. The rate of enrolment in ECD centers has reduced following the introduction of FPE. This shows a negative correlation between enrolment and FPE.
This project sought to establish the fact that indeed enrollment in FPE has declined since the introduction of FPE in schools.
Paper also sought to give reasons why the rate