education in East Africa






In Kenya the subject of 'Creative Art' is compulsory in primary education but is not taught because it is not examined and "the value of the arts is not recognised", according to the ‘Summative Evaluation of the Primary and Secondary Education Curriculum’ report of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development of 2010.


There is also an old misconception that creativity is 'art', ‘only for artists’, ‘luxury’ or leisure activity, that it cannot be taught, or it does not impact productivity and prosperity in the same way as literacy and numeracy. Although politicians, civil servants and business leaders have high regard for innovation and entrepreneurship, they do not yet associate it with education for creativity in schools.



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