International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Inequalities in Education Outputs: Case for Kenya
Eldah N. Onsomu, Nancy N. Nafula

Education is an important sector for sustainable growth and development and hence the sector receives one of the highest public expenditure allocations (6.4 percent of GDP) in Kenya. However performance indicators are either unsatisfactory and or regional disparities are apparent. The analysis indicate that given the skills deficit among most youth who exit the education system, in most cases before the completion of basic education schooling, there is need for targeted interventions; equitable resource allocation; linking the expansion of schools to population density and recurrent resource availability; and addressing internal inefficiencies in the education system. Spending more does not necessarily mean better outcomes but rather how the resources are efficiently utilized and managed; while eliminating inequalities.

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