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UK project to improve literacy levels in schools

EDUCATION
By Phares Mutembei | July 10th 2016
Some of the participants who took part in a literAcay and numeracy challenge, at Meru National Polytechnic. PHOTO: PHARES MUTEMBEI/STANDARD

Majority of Kenyan students lack basic skills in Mathematics, literacy and technology.

Speaking during the end of a two-day competition to test numeracy and literacy levels in primary and secondary schools in Meru, Eric Mawira from Girl Education Challenge said literacy, numeracy, science and technology are the pillars of advanced education in the digital age.

“It should be a matter of concern that though we now have more children in school than before, they are scoring poorly in literacy and numeracy,” said Mawira.

UK, through its Department for International Development is funding the project in Meru, Mombasa and Laikipia counties.

-Phares Mutembei

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