APBET Schools


2007 Kenya National Adult Literacy survey revealed that 7.8 million Kenyans are illiterate, with people aged 15-30 years constituting 35% of the illiterate population. The
challenge of illiteracy is particularly acute in informal urban settlements, arid
and semi-arid lands and in pockets of poverty across the country. It is mainly in these environs that Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training (APBET) institutions have emerged as viable options of responding to educational needs of children, youth and adults who are unable to join formal educational institutions Ministry of Education Science and Technology


Laws that guides Education


The Constitution of Kenya (2010),
Article 43, recognizes that every person has a right to education

Article 53(b) states that every child has a right to free and compulsory basic education

Basic Education Act 2013 Section 39(c), mandates the Cabinet
Secretary to ensure that children belonging to marginalized, vulnerable, or
disadvantaged groups are not discriminated against or prevented from pursuing
and completing their basic education. Regulation of APBET schools ensures
accessibility of quality education to the marginalized areas.

Kibera, Mathare and Mukuru schools

Schools in three settlements

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