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Achieving Education for All: Research paper

Improving enrolments in the formal education system, as a means of achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Education for All is not accurate in measuring the achievement MDGs; alternatives that seek to reach people in informal sectors, those with disabilities, as well as those who due to their personal circumstances cannot fit in the formal education system is the core question that Christopher Momanyi seeks to answer.


Mr Momanyi, from Strathmore’s Faculty of Information Technology, presented a research paper at Global Summit on Education 4th – 5th March, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, titled’ ‘Alternatives towards achieving education for all (EFA): A case of the informal sector business institute , Nairobi, Kenya’ Momanyi posits that even with the 2015 target for the achievement of the MDGs, just short of a year away, the attainment of the goal ‘Education for All’ has actually not been achieved unless alternatives are sought to ensure inclusion of students in the informal business, ‘ the poorest’ sector.


Although the EFA movement has given some attention to non-formal education, adult literacy and skills development, most of the political impetus and financial investment has been on expansion of formal schooling. The recommendation from the research is that governments should set aside money to support initiatives that seek to achieve EFA and MDGs. Also, EFA and MDGs need to be comprehensively worded, allowing for the inclusion of all population groups, all situations and all sub-sectors of education systems.


The Global Summit on Education (GSE) is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academicians, scholars and researchers, with broad and diverse research interests, from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. The GSE 2014 composed research presentations in various disciplines, themes and areas of the education field across borders. (Higher education, pedagogy, language, ICT etc)


The GSE summit is held on an annual basis to discuss research that contributes to the sharing of new ideas, innovations theoretical, methodological, empirical knowledge and problem solving techniques for better understanding in the various disciplines, themes and areas of education field. The full is published online in the conference proceedings are available online (http://worldconferences.net/proceedings/gse2014/toc/papers_gse2014/G 070)