The National Education Sector Support Plan (2018-2022) is Kenya’s Education Plan and Strategy. Prominent themes addressed by NESSP include; Access and Equity Quality and Relevance; and Governance and Accountability. It is a continuation of the NESP 2013-2018 which aimed to implement inclusive education and to ensure that learning institutions are responsive to the education of learners with special needs and disabilities. It addresses inclusiveness through one of the three themes; Access and Equity.
Given the longevity of the plan (Five year sector plan) and its contributory nature to driving the sector, it is only fair that Civil Society organizations, as people representative bodies, participate in its implementation and monitoring.
Elimu Yetu Coalition (EYC) was one of the stakeholders invited to a retreat for the development of the NESSP in Embu between the 24th and 28th of August 2018. The Event took place at the Kenya School of Government in Embu. County. The development was done after an Education Sector Analysis (ESA) Process. Effective engagement on NESSP includes having periodic meetings with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders over its implementation.
EYC together with other stakeholders is currently in the process of supporting a joint sector review forum that will include deliberations on progress made on the NESSP.