Issues for quality enhancement and harmonization of education in East Africa

Document Type

Book Chapter


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa; Office of the Provost


This chapter provides a description of the historical and political development of the current mass education system in East Africa. It goes on to provide a comparative analysis of the structure of the school education system in the East African countries, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Finally, on the basis of the historical and comparative analysis of the education system the chapter raises questions for harmonization of the education system in the partner states in the East African Community.


Mathematics education in East Africa: Towards harmonization and enhancement of education quality