Are our children learning? Numeracy and literacy across East Africa 2014

Organisation(s): Twaweza East Africa

Date: 2015

Pages: 30 p.


Many children across East Africa are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills. Only two out of ten pupils (20%) in the third year of primary school can read and do basic mathematics at Standard (or Grade) 2 level. By the time they reach the last year of primary school, one out of four East African children (24%) still have not acquired these skills. These findings were released by Uwezo, a program of Twaweza, in a report entitled Are our children learning? Literacy and numeracy across East Africa. Data on learning outcomes, school conditions and households were collected in 2013 in every district across the region through citizen-led householdbased assessments. Learning outcomes are assessed among children aged 6 to 16 through tests set at Standard (or Grade) 2 level.

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