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Be careful which varsity you join for you to be a recognised engineer

20-07-2015

University News


The fate of thousands of students pursuing engineering courses or who have graduated hangs in the balance after the professional body charged with offering practicing certificates made a fresh push to disown degrees from some universities. The Engineers Board of Kenya (ERB) on Friday releas...

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Aga Khan Academy Mombasa adopts modern library technology

17-07-2015

Technology


The library at Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa — named as the top private school library in Kenya twice in the last three years — is investing Sh1.7 million in library technology that enables students to take extra lessons and complete assignments online using methods that have been found to s...

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Kemu students injured during security drill

17-07-2015

University News


Several students and staff at Kenya Methodist University's main campus in Meru Town were injured during a police security drill on Wednesday. Most of those injured were scampering for safety, fearing that the university had been attacked by terrorists after hearing gunshots. The nu...

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TSC in crisis talks on 800 new staff

16-07-2015

Education News


The Teachers Service Commission is in crisis talks with senior secretariat staff over the employment of 800 personnel.  The 600 teachers and 200 secretariat personnel were hired at the tail-end of the tenure of former commission CEO Gabriel Longoboini.  TSC last month appointed Nancy Macha...

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Dorms in five Kilifi schools burnt by students

16-07-2015

High School News


Five dormitories were on Tuesday burnt in five secondary schools in Kilifi County in a night of destruction that has plunged education in the area into uncertainty. In what appeared to be a well-calculated and coordinated plan, three dormitories were burnt to ashes while two were partly con...

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Moi University shut after ethnic clashes

15-07-2015

University News


Ethnic politics is slowly rearing its ugly head in institutions of higher learning, with Moi University being the latest casualty, after two rival groups clashed over the forthcoming student elections.  This led to the closure of the institution on Monday evening after a confrontation...

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Teachers continue to stay away from Garissa County

15-07-2015

Education News


Learning in schools in the remote areas of Garissa County remains paralysed after many of the non-local teachers failed to show up for the second term. This comes even as the Teachers Service Commission instituted disciplinary action against them. The Nation has established t...

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Varsity signs deal with media firm

14-07-2015

Others


The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications (AKU-GSMC) and Deutsche Welle (DW) are set to partner in developing world class professional training programmes in East Africa. The two institutions will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding to seal the deal at the AK...

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Tension as Moi University law students oppose campus closure

14-07-2015

University News


Tension is high at Moi University’s Law School in Eldoret after students refused to leave the institution after it was closed down. Anti-riot police were deployed to the institution and spent the better part of the morning keeping the students at bay after they vowed not to leave until...

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MPs want varsity bosses sent home over strikes

13-07-2015

University News


The Education ministry has been asked to dissolve the University of Eldoret Council over failure to contain strikes by students. The National Assembly Education Committee said of all the public universities in the country, the institution had experienced the highest number of strikes....

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