The ensuing violence has led to the destruction of thousands of homes and farms and has forced nearly 170,000 people to settle in the makeshift camps (IRIN, 2008). The political situation in this province is certainly volatile and has attracted the attention and concern of the International Community.
The biggest victim of this ethnic violence has been the education system in the Rift Valley province. The schools are sans any qualified teachers owing to the large scale migration of the teachers hailing from the ethnic communities to the safer regions (KEPNW, 2008). Most of the students have been uprooted from the areas where their schools are located. Those who are left behind are too scared to attend the local schools out of the fear of violence and bloodshed. Hence a large scale displacement of the teachers and the students and the prevailing levels of insecurity in the region call for an urgent customization of the education system so as to meet the special needs of the students staying in the camps. The Kenyan Ministry of Education is collaborating with the NGOs and the world organizations like UNICEF and Red Cross, to chalk out a 'response and recovery' plan to revive the primary and secondary education system in the region (KEPNW, 2008).
The scarcity of the qualified teachers and the disinclination of the students to go to schools has manifold e ...Show more