Monday, July 23, 2007

School Still a Dream for Many

The Washington Post had an interesting feature about education for street children in Kenya. The piece also discusses how “free” education is deceptive, because students still must pay high fees for uniforms, books, and other (sometimes bogus) fees required by teachers and administrators.

The government of Uganda offers tuition vouchers for “free” primary and secondary education, and Kenya, where primary is free, is expected to declare free secondary education before the election in December. However, the government has not adequately financed school facilities or teacher training efforts to cope with the flood of new students.

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