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Salary ruling flawed, says TSC

14-08-2015

Education News


The Teachers Service Commission has claimed it was short-changed by the High Court when a case it filed to challenge the teachers’ strike in January was converted into an economic dispute. Commission lawyers told the Supreme Court on Thursday the order on June 30, to increase teachers...

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Mount Kenya University band steals the show at fete

13-08-2015

Others


The Kenya Schools and Colleges Music festival this year were held at the Lake Side city of Kisumu between August 2nd and 12th.There were very many performances that impressed but what stole the show was Mount Kenya University Brass Band. On Wednesday received a standing ovation f...

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Seven pupils from Murang’a drown while swimming at the Diani seafront in Kwale

13-08-2015

Education News


The August Holiday season is here and schools are closed. This is when schools and families plan trips to various destinations within and outside the country,to unwind and take a break from months of fatigue and routine living.  The holiday comes with adventure and fun and at tim...

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First-year university students asked to apply for Helb

12-08-2015

Education News


Students who are set to join universities and colleges in September can now apply for government study loans. The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) has given the students until the end of September to send their applications. However, the institutions the students have been admitted...

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Informal schools risk closure by tough rules

12-08-2015

Education News


About 2.6 million children attending low-cost elementary schools in slums and rural areas could be shut out of school after the Education ministry released tough guidelines on the operation of the schools. The guidleines require that at least 50% of the teachers in the schools should ha...

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Study faults ongoing school Deworming programme

11-08-2015

Others


Researchers have raised doubts about the health and educational benefits of the ongoing school deworming programme. The programme with six million school children beneficiaries in Kenya and 95 million globally is mainly supported by the World Bank, World Health Organisation and the Gates Foundation....

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New Stringent rules on university courses

11-08-2015

Education News


First year students in the public universities will only be allowed to change their degree courses on medical, marginalisation and affirmative action grounds. The directive is a setback to about 20,000 students who failed to get their first degree course choices. It is also a blow to t...

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Ombudsman puts senior police officers on the spot over school demo

10-08-2015

Education News


Disciplinary action should be taken against the Nairobi County police commander and his officers over the manner in which they handled the January Lang’ata Road Primary School demonstration, the Ombudsman has recommended. The Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ) in its report sa...

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Over 60,000 teachers trained in readiness for digital learning in primary schools

10-08-2015

Education News


Over 60,000 teachers have so far been trained in the government’s ambitious plan to roll out digital learning in primary schools. At the same time, 19,000 schools have been connected to electricity by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) and 605 others, connected to solar power,...

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TSC boss booed as teachers demand payrise

05-08-2015

Education News


The ongoing primary school heads conference in Mombasa was on Tuesday marred by protests as teachers demanded implementation of their pay increase. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) chairwoman Lydia Nzomo was under fire as the agitated teachers shouted her down for not implementing their...

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