The Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) was founded in 1994 by visionary owners in the then well-established private schools in Nairobi and other parts of the country. Currently the association is represented in 38 county branches across the country
It is the top most decision making organ of the association composed of all members that meet yearly as per its rules and regulations. It elects the national officials of the association.
This is composed of the National Chairman and five other office bearers elected by members in an annual general meeting.
This is composed of the NEC and the chairpersons of all our county branches across the country whose role is to advise the NEC on issues affecting the private sector from across the regions.
Composed of members selected at the county level.
The day to day operations of the association is managed by the National secretariat based in Bekim house Westlands, Nairobi and assisted by regional representatives in different regional offices across the country.
The association has management to positively influence the key Education policy and statutory framework affecting basic Education in Kenya. This includes;
The association represents private schools in all the county education boards across the country.
The association has managed to establish an engagement structure with the government through the various Public Private Sector Dialogue forums.
Some of the major activities organized by the association include;
KPSA has examinations for both primary and secondary schools organized on a termly basis i.e. Primary- mid-term and end term while for secondary we have end term exams.
The association organizes exhibitions and conferences where private schools exhibit the quality education they provide and give an opportunity to the students and parents to have easy access and admission to the schools.
To address the demand for human resource in private schools, the association provides a list of qualified staff for consideration.
Both local and international tours are organized to visit institutions of learning for bench marking, sharing of experiences and best practices in the provision of education.
Holistic quality education demands that a child be exposed to co-curricular activities .thus the association organizes sessions where schools participate in joint co-curricular activities like sports, drama and music.
To further promote innovative options for the financing of private education, the association negotiates for preferential terms of services and products for the private schools through partnerships with major service and goods suppliers