Quality Education in Kenya

  • Thu Sep 15th 2011

In the last few years Kenya has grown exponentially. Reforms in many areas have brought out the need for better education as well. Thus, educational quality has recently received a lot of attention in Kenya. Although many children don’t attend school there are those who are lucky to have a quality education.

The education system in Kenya adopted the 8-4-4 system, which consists of eight years of primary education, 4 years of secondary education and 4 years of university education. Though some schools have also adopted the British curriculum where they deal with 7 years of primary, 4 years of secondary and 2 years of A level and later proceed to university.

One of these schools is Light Academy where two systems are offered to the studens. Light Academy was founded in 1998 in Nairobi and currently situated at the conducive learning environment of Karen, Nairobi. The school is committed to meeting the diverse needs of students from different cultural backgrounds by offering IGCSE & 8-4-4 curricula and Day & Boarding school together.

The school was built brand new and offers students a sound learning environment. The facilities are high quality and accomodate students in the best manner.

The teacher-student relationship in the school is another important aspect that both students and teachers value the most. Their relationship makes them achieve great victories together and prepare them for the future.

Despite having a short history, the school managed to attain remarkable achievements each and every year at both national and international levels.

In 2006, Nelson Okedi Natalie became the ‘Best Student in English in Kenya in IGCSE’. In 2007, the school was selected 2nd Best Private School – countrywide in KCSE and 9th Best School Overall – countrywide in KCSE. In 2008, Joe Ochieng Onam became the Best Student in English Worldwide in IGCSE. In 2009, students won gold, silver and bronze medals in International Turkish Language Contest in Turkey.

Overall students and parents are happy about the education and care of the school while teachers thrive to perform at their best to bring up a golden generation.


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