Influence of Political and Cultural Factors on Education in Kenya: Approaches to Build Competencies
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Education has received considerable attention worldwide; however, its low success rate in Kenya both in terms of quality and quantity warrants further investigation. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of political and cultural factors on education. The political factor constitutes government resource support, internet and policy on quality of teachers whereas the cultural factor focuses on early marriages, polygamy and female genital mutilations. Drawing on the theory of source-positionperformance, source of education should be promoted through various approaches. In the paper we propose a couple of approaches to build capability.