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Former Kenyan President Urges Politicians to Slow Down with Education Reforms

Several countries in Africa are reforming the curriculum in schools. According to, Former President of Kenya, Daniel Moi, recently urged reformers to take their time. He believes the issues with the current education system should be looked at with a critical eye instead of being completely scrapped. The article mentions that Moi fears that a quick adoption of new policies could create more issues and he believes that Kenya shouldn’t base its education system solely on one education model.” Moi also believes that education is essential to Kenya’s progress, but the institutions of learning need to be managed properly.

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Some Children are Starving for an Education in Kenya

By Phelps Stokes Team

Phelps Stokes believes that education is essential. It is difficult for students in Africa to fully focus on their education.  Most recently, many Kenyan children have been forced to drop out of school due to malnutrition. The Nairobi Star reports that over 5,000 students have left school in Turkana and Pokot because of famine. Many children leave school to help their families find food and to work on small family farms. The amount of food in the region is severely low. The government has made steps to fix the food shortages. In addition, the government has increased security and food distribution throughout the region. But, merely distributing food won’t be enough.  So, they are also introducing a program to help teach its citizens how to produce food and maintain healthy livestock.

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