Kenya - Quality Improvement of Primary Teacher, Secondary Science, and Technical Education Project (Education II Project)

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Dec 1991
Signature Date 17 Nov 1993
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Commitment U.A 127,440.5
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Quality Improvement of Primary Teacher, Secondary Science, and Technical Education Project (Education II Project). It should assist the Government in the implementation of educational policies and strategies to the year 2000 and beyond. The project should contribute to the full implementation of the 8-4-4 system introduced in 1985. The quality improvement of education plays a central role in the context of the reform, and the project contributes to its achievement in primary school teacher training, in secondary science teaching, and in technical education. Expanding the access to education particularly in remote areas is another important policy objective, as is the increased enrolment of girls in technical training. The project comprises the following components: (i) Primary Teacher Education, (ii) Science Education in Secondary Schools, (iii) Staff Development; (iv) Technical Education and (v) Project Coordination Committee (PCC) and Project Implementation Units (PIUs).

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to improve the quality of the 8-4-4 education and Training system in a work and development-oriented direction. Specifically, the project should: (i) enhance the quality of primary education through the improvement of primary teacher training; (ii) enlarge the effectiveness of general secondary education by intensifying the teaching of science subjects; (iii) improve technical training at the crafts and diploma level.


The principal beneficiaries of the project are, on the one hand, the population at large who should profit from an increased supply of better qualified primary school teachers and from improved science teaching. The beneficiaries of the technical training, on the other hand, would be the large population group that cannot pursue general education beyond primary education, having to proceed towards employment, self-employment or unemployment.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Kenya
Ministry of Education


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-IA0-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Kenya