Educational inequality remains a major barrier in the realization of people’s potential within the country. A good education is critical to improving income, employment and enterprise opportunities.
Despite the fact that primary school education is compulsory and free with secondary Education being further subsided, children from disadvantaged backgrounds continue to miss school due to financial or academic problems. The transition from primary school to secondary school is difficult for many with a marked overall drop out of about 40%.
Kenya has made progress over the past few decades in making higher education more accessible. However, disparities persist in student access to colleges and universities. These disparities limit work and life opportunities for needy students.