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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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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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