Kenyans not pleased with their education qualification, says new survey

Kenyans not pleased with their education qualification, says new survey

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Children in class. New survey by IPSOS shows most Kenyans not satisfied with their level of education. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: A recent Ipsos survey on Tuesday showed that more than two-thirds of Kenyans did not go as far with their education as they would have liked to.

According to the survey, a larger proportion cited a lack of money as the main reason why they did not reach their maximum potential in as far as education was concerned.

Only 3 out of 10 Kenyans stated that they went as far with their education as they wanted to.

A higher percentage of Nairobi respondents (42%) agreed that that they reached the education level they desired.

However a disappointing 15% from Western region had reached the actual levels of education they needed.

“From the data collected there are many frustrated Kenyans since education is necessary for employment. 33% of regions in Kenya have expressed dissatisfaction of not being able to go through with their education,” explains Research Analyst from Ipsos Tom Wolf.

Wolf continues that clear majorities of those whose education stopped at Midlevel College or below wish they would have gone further, whereas only minorities whose educational attainment went beyond this level express such dissatisfaction.

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The survey was conducted through Computer-Assisted Telephonic-Interviews between 6th -12th May.

Interviews were conducted in either English, Swahili and Somali, based on the preference of respondents.

The margin-of-error attributed to sampling and other random effects for the entire sample is +/- 2.2 with a 95% confidence level and involved 2,144 respondents.