THE NATIONAL EDUCATION SECTOR PLAN (NESP) 2013-2018
The Constitution of Kenya 2010, underscores the provision of quality education and training as a right and a fundamental to the success of the government’s overall development strategies. The goal of Vision 2030 is the development of a middle income economy in which all citizens have enhanced entrepreneurship, innovation and lifelong learning opportunities. To achieve this aspirations, the Ministry of Education (MOE) developed the National Education Sector Plan (NESP) 2013-2018 to guide the development of the education and training sector.
The NESP document highlights the policy goals, objectives, major challenges and proposes strategies and financing options for the realization of such goals and objectives over a period of five years. It is an all-inclusive and sector wide plan with the overarching goal of “quality education for Kenya’s sustainable development”. The emphasis is on all levels of Education and Training with a focus on improvement of Education quality and relevance, access, equity, sector governance and accountability as well as social competencies and values.
NESP is in three volumes. Volume I focuses on Basic Education programme rationale and approach while Volume II provides the Basic Education Operational, Volume III focuses on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) and University Education. The implementation period of NESP 2013 – 2018 is coming to an end in June 2018. In view of this, the ministry has initiated the process of reviewing the NESP document with a view of aligning the sector priorities to the national aspirations as outlined in MTPIII of the Vision 2030. The proposed plan will cut across the three state departments covering programmes from pre-primary to university.
Anne Gachoya of Directorate of Policy Partnership in the Ministry Education addresses National Education Sector Plan (NESP) Committee during a Technical Capacity Building Workshop at Mash Park Hotel today, 19th December 2016. The workshop was organised by the ministry of education in collaboration with Plan international - Kenya
Members of the National Education Sector Plan (NESP) Committee members pose for a photograph at Mash Park Hotel during the official opening of a three-day Technical Capacity Building Workshop 19th December 2016.
David Watene of State Department of University Education addresses National Education Sector Plan (NESP) Committee during a Technical Capacity Building Workshop at Mash Park Hotel today,19th December 2016.