The National Education Quality Assurance and Standards Framework (NEQASF) was revised by the Ministry of Education on October 11 in order to improve service delivery in learning institutions.
The Framework, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, would improve learning outcomes based on research and best practices.
Magoha stated that the system of inspecting early learning and basic education institutions has not improved over time in terms of quality learning outcomes, service delivery, or stakeholder satisfaction.
On Thursday, July 22, 2021, CS George Magoha spoke at the Elimu Program Launch.
He noted, “Inspection lacked harmonised standard quality assurance guidelines and methods, stakeholder involvement and participation in quality management processes, and was generally restricted to diagnosis without effective support for school improvement.”
The new framework will discover and combine quality measurement instruments into a single comprehensive package.
The framework introduces mechanisms for self-evaluation, peer reviews, and external assessment.
All schools will be asked to participate in the new framework, which will be an ICT-enabled procedure.
The system will be built on the current National Education Management Information System (NEMIS), with each school uploading its annual self-evaluation and peer review assessment.
The new framework, according to the government, would aid in the improvement of newly implemented education reforms and the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
The framework emphasizes on the importance of institutionalizing quality standards at a level that learners, assessors, and other stakeholders can comprehend adequately.
By the completion of Early Years Education, learners should be able to display values and skills, according to the framework (EYE).
After completing Early Years Education, students should be able to demonstrate basic literacy and numeracy skills for learning, communicate appropriately in a variety of contexts using verbal and nonverbal modes, apply creativity and critical thinking in terms of problem solving, and apply digital literacy skills for learning and enjoyment.