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According to collegesanduniversitiesinusa, Kenya has a long and varied educational history, with formal education first being introduced by Christian missionaries in the late 19th century. During the colonial period, education opportunities were largely restricted to a select few, with most of the educational resources being concentrated in urban areas. After independence in 1963, Kenya’s government began to prioritize education as a means of economic development. The Education Act of 1968 established the 8-4-4 system of education which is still in place today. This system consists of 8 years of primary schooling, 4 years of secondary schooling and 4 years at tertiary institutions. The government also implemented a series of reforms designed to increase access to education for all Kenyans including initiatives such as free primary education and school feeding programs. Today, Kenya has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa and continues to invest heavily in its educational sector. The country has over 24,000 primary schools with an enrollment rate at nearly 100%. At the secondary level there are over 3,000 schools and enrollment is at around 70%. As for tertiary institutions, there are over 60 universities spread across the country offering courses from technical training to PhDs. Kenya has also made great strides in improving its vocational training system so that young people can acquire skills needed for employment or entrepreneurship after leaving school. The government has invested heavily in building technical training institutes throughout the country which provide students with hands-on experience and knowledge related to specific trades such as automotive repairs or welding. Overall, Kenya’s educational system has come a long way since independence and continues to be an area that receives significant investment from both the public and private sectors. The country’s commitment towards increasing access to quality education is paying off as more Kenyans are able to take advantage of modern learning opportunities than ever before. In 2009, Kenya was a multi-party democracy with a unitary presidential system of government. The country was divided into eight provinces, each headed by an elected governor, and the national government was led by the President. The country also had two official languages: English and Kiswahili. Kenya’s foreign policy in 2009 was focused on strengthening regional economic integration and security cooperation. The country maintained good relations with its neighbors in East Africa, as well as with other countries in the African Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United Nations (UN). Kenya also actively sought to improve its diplomatic relations with major powers such as the United States (US), China, India, and Russia. At the time, Kenya’s economy was heavily reliant on agriculture which accounted for around 25% of its GDP. However, due to political instability and corruption allegations against senior government officials, economic growth had been slow throughout much of the 2000s. As a result of this stagnation in economic performance, poverty rates remained high at around 45%. The security situation in Kenya was volatile at this time due to an ongoing conflict between rival ethnic groups over land ownership rights that had been simmering since independence in 1963. In addition to this internal conflict, Kenya faced threats from terrorist groups such as al-Shabaab which sought to undermine the government’s authority through acts of violence against civilians. In response to these threats, Kenyan forces launched numerous counterinsurgency operations throughout 2009 aimed at tackling militant groups operating within its borders. These operations received significant support from international partners including US military forces who provided assistance in training and equipping Kenyan troops for combat operations against terrorists. Overall, despite some political turbulence and security concerns during this period, Kenya managed to remain relatively stable throughout 2009 thanks largely to its strong regional ties and commitment towards regional economic integration initiatives such as COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa). Check mathgeneral for Kenya in 2017.

Mombasa, Kenya

Mombassa is the second largest city in Kenya and the main port on the East African coast. Thanks to its unique coastal scenery and a strip of coral reef with a length of almost 480 km, it has become the most popular seaside resort in the country. According to cachedhealth, Mombasa is built on an… Read More »

Visa to Kenya

Attention! due to the epidemiological situation in the world, entry to Kenya on any type of visa for a citizen of other states is limited. According to A2zgov, to enter Kenya, citizens of Ukraine need to apply for a visa to Kenya. Tour operator Cities Travel will help you quickly get an electronic visa to… Read More »

Safari & Mount Longonot, Kenya

Recharge and pepper before a day trip on Mt. Longonot with animal safari experiences in Lake Navasha, Lake Nakuru, Crater Lake and Kenya’s famous Masai Mara National Park. Along the way, spend the night in tents at a local Masai village in the Masai Mara Conservancy. The safari takes you to Hells Gate National Park, where you ride… Read More »

Trekking on Mount Kenya

Pulling up to the top of Mount Kenya is an African experience to say the least beyond the ordinary. The road from the tropical lowlands to a snow-capped mountain peak is truly as varied as a magnificent trip. Visit cancermatters for more about Kenya. Trekking on Mount Kenya A trek on Mount Kenya is an absolute highlight… Read More »

The Best of Kenya & Tanzania

Get the most unforgettable experiences of Tanzania and Kenya’s best national parks and climb Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. On this trip you will experience the Kenyan capital Nairobi, where a private guide will show you some of the city’s highlights including visits to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, AFEW Giraffe Center, Kazuri Bead Workshop and Karen… Read More »

Backpackers Safari in Kenya

East Africa – Combine an active and expensive budget safari in Kenya with Zanzibar’s beaches. On the trip you cycle through Hell’s Gate National Park, hike the crater of Mount Longonot and live in a camping tent in a local Maasai village. See loverists for more about Kenya. Join us on an adventurous day trip on the… Read More »

Three Generation Trip – Safari & Beach Life in Kenya

This three-generation round trip combines a family-friendly budget safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with a beach holiday in your own villa at Diani Beach. On the safari you will experience the best of Kenya’s unique wildlife and then the Indian Ocean will set the tone for an exotic beach holiday at Kenya’s best beach… Read More »

Nairobi, Kenya Overview

According to abbreviationfinder, Nairobi is the capital of Kenya, on the Athi plain in the highlands east of the East African Rift, 1,670 m above sea level, with (2019) 4.39 million residents in the agglomeration, the largest city in the country. Nairobi is the seat of an Anglican, a Catholic and a Greek Orthodox Archbishop,… Read More »

Turkana Lake (World Heritage)

The World Heritage includes three national parks around the salty Lake Turkana: The Sibiloi National Park on the east bank is home to lions, zebras, antelopes and gazelles as well as a unique bird paradise for flamingos, pelicans and many other migratory birds. The rocky central island in the lake and the south island about… Read More »

Kenya Overview

Republic of KenyaJamhuri ya Kenya (Swahili) Official language English, Swahili Capital Nairobi Form of government presidential republic Area 582.646 km² Residents 33,830,000 Currency Kenyan shilling Time zone EAT (UTC + 3) License plate EAK Internet TLD .ke Telephone area code 00254 (Source: ALLCITYCODES) Geography The Republic of Kenya is located in East Africa and extends… Read More »