International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Gendered Challenges and Opportunities in Module II Programs in Kenyan Public Universities: A Critical Appraisal
Michael Wainaina

Abstract
African countries have, since independence recognized education as a major catalyst of development. Five decades later, this focus has not changed although literacy rates remain low. In Kenya, many initiatives to increase access have been mounted and at the university level, public universities increased access by introducing self-sponsored programs, popularly known as Module II programs. The programs are being offered to mature students as a life-long learning model. This paper explores the intersection of issues of gender and these Module II programs in public Universities in Kenya.

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