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Learn how GPE partners work together to make sure that all children receive a quality education.


Transforming education in Kenya
Kenya has a large and complex education system with an estimated 12 million children in about 120,000 institutions, including pre-primary schools. The Kenyan government is working with GPE to transform the education system and reduce disparities in access, retention and completion.

Press releases & announcements

Cover of the Taormina progress report
Statement by Julia Gillard on the G7’s commitment to education
The Global Partnership for Education welcomes the recently released Taormina Progress Report: Investing in Education for Mutual Prosperity, Peace and Development. The report calls on the G7 members to give greater support to GPE, which it notes has “grown to become the world’s largest multi-stakeholder partnership dedicated to helping all children access quality basic education in the world’s poorest countries.”

GPE in the news

Children at Busabala Primary School, Uganda. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud
Uganda bans entry exams to start primary school
Students starting grade 1 will no longer be required to take an entry exam in all public and private schools, announced the ministry of education. The directive ensued from a review meeting in Kampala, and it is an attempt to do away with a culture of excessive tests and examinations in lower grades in favor of one that favors building competencies in learning.


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