In 2003, Kenya abolished all fees in government primary schools. Previous research by the CSAE, carried out jointly with the Kenyan Ministry of Education and National Bureau of Statistics, showed that this reform increased access to primary education, particularly in poorer districts. However, teacher hiring did not keep pace with increased student numbers, and some state school test results fell. This Briefing looks at the impact of a new pilot initiative to recruit new community teachers across the country.
Quinn, S.; Siddiqi, B. Assessing the Impact of Community Teachers in Kenyan Schools. (2009) 2 pp.