Economy, Education and Physical Education in Kenya in the Light of Statistical Indicators.

  • Gabriella Hideg, PhD Senior Lecturer, University of Pécs
Keywords: Economy, Education, Physical Education, Kenya
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Kenya was once a British colony, and today it is a fast-growing country with world-class hotels and shopping malls on one side of the road, while misery and poverty show their cruel faces on the other side. It is a country where internal struggles and political unrest are ongoing, corruption is enormous, and an increasing number of terrorist organizations are appearing (even breaking into universities and slaughtering young people for their religious affiliation). The aim of our work is to present the economic, social, and socio-cultural background of the country. We considered it important to highlight economic indicators such as the proportion of GDP spent on education at each level of the education system, alone and compared to other countries, and we also examined the population pyramid of the country. One of the interesting points of the study is the comparison of Kenya's educational values with those of Malaysia or Africa, and also specifically mapping the physical education development of Kenya. In the course of our research, we relied on the available literature and the analysis of statistical data, however, personal experiences and observations are interspersed with the study. As a result of our work, we can get a clearer picture of the economic, social, and socio-cultural environment of a wonderful country, thus bringing the values of a distant world closer.


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How to Cite
Hideg, G. (2021). Economy, Education and Physical Education in Kenya in the Light of Statistical Indicators. East African Journal of Education Studies, 3(1), 253-262.