Striking Difference Between Kenya And Ghana Education System.

The following pinpoints the various differences in Kenya and Ghana education system.

  1. Kenya’s education structure is 2-6-3-3 where learners spend two years in pre-primary, 6 years in primary, 3 years in junior secondary and 3 years in senior secondary.
    Ghana’s education structure is 2-9-3-4 where learners spend 2 years in Kindergarten, 9 years in basic education, 3 years in senior high school and 4 years in tertiary.

2. At the end of the primary and secondary education, students take the national Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education respectively.

In Ghana, at the end of the basic and senior high school, students take BECE and WASSCE respectively.

3. In Kenya, formal schooling begins at age 6 with free and compulsory basic education running through to age 14.


In Ghana, formal schooling begins at age 4 with free and compulsory universal basic education.

4. The curriculum of the Kenyan education system includes a national language to be studied which is Kiswahili.


There is no national language in Ghana’s curriculum to be studied since Ghana do not have a national language.


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