- A recent random sampling of Maai Mahiu private and public schools near Cornerstone showed the average student to teacher ratio for 6 classes was 87:1.
- Just over 2 hours per day are spent in actual classroom instruction.
- 1 in 3 Kenyan 6th graders cannot read or write.
- 1 in 8 Kenyan schoolgirls will become pregnant before they celebrate their 14th birthday.
- Every year about 13,000 Kenyan girls leave school forever due to pregnancy.
- 90% of these teenage mothers become prostitutes.
- 1.7 million school-age children do not attend school due to poverty.
- 1 in 2 rural Kenyan girls will never go to school.
- 9 in 10 children from poor households will fail to complete the 8th grade.
The Status of Women and Girls in Kenya | CREAW
Kenya Education | SDI
Pupils Can’t Read or Write | Daily Nation
EDUCATION: Student Drop Out Rate on the Increase Despite Free Education | Global Issues