1.8 million Kenya children out of school

Education minister Prof Sam Ongeri. The number of children out of school stands at 1.8 million, despite the launch of the Free Primary Education in 2003. Photo/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Out of the 862 million illiterate adults in the world, 7.8 million are Kenyans.

The number of children out of school has increased by three million globally, even as the International Literacy Day was marked on Tuesday.

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