Education Statistics

Classroom Facts

  • A recent random sampling of Maai Mahiu private and public schools near Cornerstone showed the average student to teacher ratio for 6 classes was 87:1.
  • Just over 2 hours per day are spent in actual classroom instruction.
  • 1 in 3 Kenyan 6th graders cannot read or write.

Schoolgirl Stats

  • 1 in 8 Kenyan schoolgirls will become pregnant before they celebrate their 14th birthday.
  • Every year about 13,000 Kenyan girls leave school forever due to pregnancy.
  • 90% of these teenage mothers become prostitutes.

General

  • 1.7 million school-age children do not attend school due to poverty.
  • 1 in 2 rural Kenyan girls will never go to school.
  • 9 in 10 children from poor households will fail to complete the 8th grade.

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