School Education In Kenya No Matter What

The way from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara National Reserve lays through a small town of Narok where Aldo-Rebby school is located. Let's have a closer look at this school.

The first thing that draws attention is school road signs. Every African school has similar signs by the road.

When noticing a camera Kenyan schoolchildren behave very differently - some of them feel shy and run away, while others - smile and pose.

But nobody stays indifferent.

Though most schools are state now, there are also some boarding, residential and private schools. All of them are divided into those for girls only or for boys only. Still one can find combined schools as well (like this one in Narok).
A school year begins in January and finishes in November. The subjects are: language, mathematics, history, geography, natural science, crafts and religion. Initially lessons are held in a local dialect, then in Swahili (the national language) or English.

In this school parents pay small contributions so that their children are fed during the day.

The school is especially proud of its computer class, however not provided with electricity yet.

One of the classrooms.

Secondary schools may be of three types: state, private and church ones. The state schools admit pupils with good Certificates of Primary education (CPE). Mediocre pupils go to church schools. As for the private ones, they are very expensive. 
These are senior pupils waiting for the next lesson.

The wall of progress.

Older boys take a camera more seriously.

Little ones are relaxing.

A teacher's common room. Pay attention to the window in the background.

Hello from Kenya.

A collective photo.

Senior pupils having a rest.

There is a restriction on the quantity of pupils at school - not more than 300 people. Here only 7 teachers work with such a number of pupils. 

Senior girls having a rest in a shade.

The younger generation of the world's famous Kenyan runners.

A teacher.

Senior pupils at the beginning of the lesson.

Pupils regularly cut their hair and shave their heads as it takes only several minutes to run with sweat in the street and the hygiene is extremely important in such conditions. 

The little ones must sleep for a while after dinner.

As you have noticed most children wear sweaters here at school. It's not because it's cold in the classrooms. The fact is that some of them have to walk many kilometers when going to school from their remotely located homes. And it's rather cold at night.

via dmitry-yurlagin


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