The announcement oftl1e presidential election resnlts' in 30th December 2007 led to an
escalation of posts in various parts of Kenya. The post-election violence experienced
in Kenya since 30th December 2007 has resulted in a number of deaths and
displacement of people from their homes in various parts of the country. Various
sectors of the Kenyan society have been affected.
This paper examines the effects of the post election crisis on education in Kenya with
reference to the learners, teachers, schools, access to quality education, psychological
trauma, on going recovery efforts, fue role of edncation and civil society in peace
building. The paper finishes with short and long term recommendations that can be
used to enhance education in the near future.
EFFECTS OF POST ELECTION CRISDS ON EDUCATION
The education sector has been adversely affected by the destruction of learning
institutions, displacement people including school going children and even teachers.
Sometimes it is difficnlt to measure the impact of conflict or violence on education. It
might be easy to attach numbers to physical aspects such as fue number of children or
students and teachers killed, displaced, the number of learning institutions destroyed
by the violence. There are non physical aspects that numbers can not help to reveal
the full extent of the impact There are psychological effects fuat may not be apparent
at the beginning which may have long term effects on the children's social, emotional
and cognitive development.
The effects of violence on education can be measured using various indexes. Nicolai
and Triplehom (2003, pp 2-3) identify three measures of the impact of conflict in
education. The first one is attacks on schools or teaming institutions. This is the most
easily quantifiable way of measuring the effect of violence on education. It involves
counting the number of schools or learning institutions attacked or destroyed. The
second measure is reduced or increased enrohnent and attendance at schools. This is
caused by internal displacement of children from the homes. A third measure is the
access to quality education during times of crisis. When there is conflict the child who
attends schools fuat may be set up in camps do not get quality education due
inadequate human and material resources, continued fear of possible attacks that may
lead to closures of schools that have been set up. There are also indirect measures
such as disruption of the learning process resulting from dislocation of teachers and
the personnel that support education. The following sections examine the effects the
crisis has had on education using some of the measures identified.
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