Use private schools to spur universal education

St Georges Secondary School students conduct a Physics practical. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • One way to expand access and improve quality at low cost would be to allow private secondary schools to join the free secondary education scheme.
  • One promising route for improving school quality is through public financing for students to attend private schools.
  • Whilst, on average, government-funded private schools perform better than State-run schools, there are some poor performers.

Starting this month, secondary school education will be free in Kenya.

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