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I plunged into fire and pulled out my burning classmate, says Form Two student

05-08-2015

High School News


I believe that anyone can be brave,the ability to dare and take a step is what makes us heros or onlookers in the sight of society. brevity was seen in one teeneger who risked his life to save that of his colleague. At around 11pm on Sunday, George Njenga was asleep in one of the do...

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Outrage as two students killed in school arson attack

04-08-2015

High School News


Two students have died and eight injured as the season of school arson sweeping across the country worsened. Arsonists, suspected to be students, torched a dormitory at Stephjoy Boys’ Boarding in Limuru, Kiambu County, on Sunday night. The 11pm fire quickly spread to two dormitories n...

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Boys injured after raiding girls’ dormitory

04-08-2015

High School News


A St. Patricks Boys High School student is recuperating at Iten County Referral Hospital and 12 others in police custody after they allegedly raided Sing’ore Girls High School on Saturday night. Reports indicate that a group of 40 forms three and four boys had forced their way into the girl...

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Why teachers' unions resort to brinksmanship in pay disputes

31-07-2015

Education News


About ten days ago, a court in Kenya confirmed an earlier decision commanding the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to award a 60 per cent wage increment to all teachers. This court decision and its confirmation on first appeal illustrate a number of facts regarding wage setting i...

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Jacob Kaimenyi bans mocks

31-07-2015

Education News


The government has banned mock exams in schools in a bid to contain rising cases of student unrest. Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi on Thursday said schools would only be allowed to set and administer internal tests, saying mocks were exerting unnecessary pressure on learners....

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Daystar University faculty and students present papers at the 10th Global Communication Association Annual Conference in Berlin

30-07-2015

Others


Four MA Communication students and a faculty member represented Daystar University at the 10th Global Communication Association Annual Conference held on July 16, 2015 at the Westin Grand Hotel in Berlin, Germany. The students, Stella Mwangi, Jesse L. Masai, Jennifer Wangeci Kanyeki and Sr....

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Innovative initiative to ensure children excel in school

30-07-2015

Education News


Many times, parents are called into school to talk over their child’s ‘behaviour’. That they are disruptive, fidgety, restless, talk out of turn and so on. Such behavior was frowned upon especially when the teachers employs the stand ‘speak only when spoken to’. Howe...

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Did University disown ‘killer’ student?

29-07-2015

University News


The cases of love gone sour on campus has of late become a frequent thing. A few weeks ago,a man identified as Kevin Cheruiyot killed his girlfriend in her hostel. The two were said to have been in an argument for quire a while. Mr. Kevin was said to have been a student at Kisii university while...

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TSC wants case challenging its authority to appoint school heads thrown out

29-07-2015

Education News


The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) wants a case challenging its authority to appoint head teachers dismissed. A TSC lawyer told the court on Tuesday that the commission was mandated by the constitution to manage teachers and engage in teaching service. Accordingly, TSC said its pr...

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Top cop charged with killing university student

28-07-2015

Others


A senior police officer was on Tuesday charged with killing a university student who was in a mob that stormed Maralal Police Station a year ago. Former Maralal Police Station Commander Patrick Manyasi denied committing the offence when he appeared before High Court Judge Maureen Odero and...

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