8-4-4 Curriculum in Kenya

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Primary School located in Buruburu, Kenya

In 1985, former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi introduced the 8-4-4 System educational program, which adopted eight years of primary education, four years of secondary education and four years of university education.[1] With the introduction of the 8-4-4 system CPE became KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) while KCE became the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

Since 1985, public education in Kenya has been based on an 8-4-4 system,[2][3] with eight years of primary education followed by four years of secondary school and four years of college or university.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Kenyan Education System". chalkboardkenya. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  2. ^ Ferre, Celine (February 2009). "Age at First Child: Does Education Delay Fertility Timing? The Case of Kenya" (PDF). Policy Research Working Paper (4833). World Bank. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Eshiwani, G.S. (1990). "Implementing Educational Policies in Kenya" (PDF). Africa Technical Department Series Discussion Paper (85). World Bank. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

External links[edit]