The Star (Nairobi)

12 January 2013

Kenya: Dropout Cases Worry Uwezo

An NGO in Narok yesterday said two out of five children aged 6 to 16 years are out of school either due to early marriages or because their schools are too far away.

Releasing the Annual Learning Assessment report, Uwezo Kenya said school absenteeism is high with more than four out of ten children missing school on a daily basis.

Speaking at the DC's offices, coordinator Andrew Ole Kireu said there is need to place greater emphasis on the importance of education in the region.

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