Dissatisfaction with ‘free’ public education”.

Dissatisfaction with ‘free’ public education”.

In Kenya, the fissures in society between rich and poor are nowhere more visible than in the system for educating the country’s children and teenagers. The gap is obvious in the mundane daily trip to school. In Nairobi, the children of the poor trudge a long way to hopelessly overcrowded and ill-equipped public schools. They often share textbooks and desks.

Slightly better-off children head to somewhat more comfortable and better-equipped low-cost private schools. Their future chances are probably better than those of the public-school pupils.

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