Kenya must safeguard its education system

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The Edge: Inside Kenya's brain power, August 31, 2012

The Edge: Inside Kenya's brain power, August 31, 2012  Nation Media Group

Posted  Thursday, August 30   2012 at  17:50

In Summary

  • The country’s strength has and continues to be in the skills of its people in the various spheres of life and in economic pursuits.
  • This edition of the Edge has tried to dissect and map out the origins and the makings of this resilient human resource base that has and continues to be the mainstay of the country’s slow and turbulent advancement. (Download here)

Why financing higher education is the biggest headache for families


As land prices have skyrocketed and rural farms have been subdivided from generation to generation, millions of Kenyan children have been left with little to inherit from their parents except a decent education.
A university education has become a basic requirement in the Kenyan job market and parents are taking great measures to ensure their children get one.

Talent outside the classroom: Art and sports add sparkle to academies

Mo Pearson and Silas Miami take turns doing a cappella. Their rich voices fill the air. Pearson does a version of her own composition. Miami does a rendition. They have something in common: a talent for music. Kenya’s educational system turns out Form Form candidates who are talented not just in academics, but also on the non-academic front.

Reaping the education dividend

A close examination of the profiles of Kenya’s top business executives and senior government officials shows that the majority are university graduates, perhaps more so now than at any time in the past.

The eight types of intelligence

Howard Earl Gardner is an American developmental psychologist who is a professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero and author of over 20 books translated into 30 languages.

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