2.8 million students in Kenya receive textbooks

|Source: Hivisasa|
Second grade student, Nyamachaki Primary School, Kenya. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch

Thanks to a US$88.4 million grant awarded by the Global Partnership for Education, the government in Kenya has been able to distribute 6 million mathematics textbooks to public primary schools across the country over the last three years. 2.8 million students in grades 1 and 2 have been the beneficiaries of these textbooks in line with the government's initiative to improve numeracy skills in early grades.

Speaking on the sidelines of a workshop held to assess progress in the implementation of the Kenya Primary Education Development Project (PRIEDE), the director of the program acknowledged that 100,000 teachers in grades 1-3 have received training aimed at imparting new methodologies of early grade mathematics instruction. He also noted that the government, in collaboration with the World Bank, is in the process of implementing another project to improve learning and teaching in secondary schools across the country.

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