The Oxfam Education Report published in 2000 is typical. While the
author acknowledges the existence of high-quality private providers,
he contends that these are elite, well-resourced schools that are
inaccessible to the poor. As far as private schools for the poor are
concerned, these are of “inferior quality”; indeed, they “offer a lowquality
service” that is so bad it will “restrict children’s future
opportunities.” This claim of low-quality private provision for the poor
has also been taken up by British prime minister Tony Blair’s
Commission for Africa, which recently reported that although “Nonstate
sectors have historically provided much education in Africa,”
many of these private schools “aiming at those [families] who cannot
afford the fees common in good public schools are without adequate
public regulation and are of a low quality.”
this study was designed to examine the problems faced by private
schools in the slum and academic performance in selected areas of
Kibera slum, Nairobi district Kenya. Data were collected from 100pupils enrolled in private School named New Faith Nursery and Primary School (n=50). And Neema nursery and primary school (n=50) situated in Gatwekera village, in the heart of Nairobi’s Kibera slum.
The study also covered one public school in order to give a clear difference between the public and private school. This was done during the month of April 2008 using a self-report questionnaire. Results indicated that Slums are usually characterized by urban decay, high rates of poverty, and unemployment. They are commonly seen as ~breeding grounds~T for social problems such as crime, drug addiction, alcoholism, high rates of mental illness, and suicide. This could therefore affect the learning environment for the pupils especially because of high rate of disease infection. Kibera private schools for the poor have been found to be in large numbers, they are oftenly hidden from view. In the slums, a typical private school would be in a converted house, in a small alleyway behind bustling and noisy streets, or above a shop.
Research, S. & GACHAU, E (2021). Problems Faced By Private Schools In The Slum And Academic Perfomance In Selected Areas Of Kibera Slum, Nairobi Distric Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/problems-faced-by-private-schools-in-the-slum-and-academic-perfomance-in-selected-areas-of-kibera-slum-nairobi-distric-kenya
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