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Not The Lake Region, See the Top Counties With Highest Literacy Levels in Kenya; Homabay Featured

The overall growth of a country is determined by the level of education in the country. However, each country has got its own set goals of it's system of Education. For instance, in Kenya there are 8 national goals of Education. These are:

1. Foster nationalism, patriotism and promote national unity

2. Promote social, economic, technological and industrial needs for national development

3. Promote individual development and self-fulfillment

4. Promote sound moral and religious values

5. Promote social equality and Responsibility

6. Promote respect for and development of Kenya's rich and varied cultures

7. Promote international consciousness and foster positive attitude towards other nations

8. Promote positive attitudes towards good health and environmental protection

Though these goals are meant to cut across the nation, it seems like there are some levels of imbalance. It's evident that some counties in Kenya are benefiting from education more than others.

Generally, the Literacy index in Kenya stands at around 66.5% while the numeracy rate stands at 68.5%. This statistic shows that many people have the ability to understand and work with numbers, something like counting money…as compared to reading.

A closer analysis reveals that urban areas have higher literacy rates than the rural areas. In addition, literacy levels has been found to be higher among the young than the old population. That is, people below 25 years have a higher literacy rate of 75%.

When arranged according to the counties' levels of literacy, this is the order of the top 10 most literate counties in Kenya.

1. Nairobi County                          89%

2. Kiambu County                          88%

3. Kirinyaga County                       87%    

4. Muranga County                        86%

5. Machakos County                      85%   

6. Nakuru County                           78%

7. Kisumu County                           76%

8. Kisii County                                 74%

9. Kericho County                           73%

10. Homabay County                     71%

From the list above, many would have wished the counties from the Lake Region to appear among the top three. However, this is not the case. Despite being feared of their eloquence in English, the Luo from the lake Region (Kisumu county and Homabay county) are occupying the 7th and the 10th positions respectively.

On the other hand, the Counties which lag behind with low literacy levels are;

Turkana       82%

Wajir             76%

Garissa        74%

Mandera      70%

Marsabit      68%

The government should develop a way through which counties with low literacy levels can be raises to reach the standards of the other counties. It's through this that the economy of Kenya will get balanced.

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