History Of Girl’s Education In Kenya


The Kenyan government is working to remove barriers to the education of girls, especially in the rural areas. Despite this, girls still face limited educational opportunities is Kenya. Limited education prevents the full participation of girls and women in the future of Kenya.


Chege, Fatuma and Sifuna, Daniel N. (2006). Girls’ and Women’s Education in Kenya: Gender perspectives and trends. UNESCO

Themes: education policies within gender and feminist frameworks, the colonial period, early childhood care and primary education, secondary and university education, vocational and technical training, teacher training, adult literacy, change

Summary: This article provides a detailed overview of Kenya’s education history and how the country began to focus on strengthening the link between gender and education. The article incorporates theory and policies as ways of better understanding gender perspectives.

Wangu Maina, Janet. (2014). Promoting Educational Equality in Kenya. The Association of American Colleges and Universities-On Campus with Women.

Themes: barriers to education and economic advancement, educational policies

Summary: Females in Kenya remain disadvantaged, with opportunities for educational, social, and economic advancement inferior to those of men. Factors hindering the education of girls and female are early marriages, childbearing and attendant parental responsibilities. The challenge for girls’ education in Kenya is to ensure girls enroll in school and successfully complete their education. The current system is inequitable.


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