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Kabarak University trash innovation makes a difference

20-08-2015

University News


The Gioto dumpsite in Nakuru is always a beehive of activity as various individuals scavenge in search of something they can sell. Every so often, lorries ferrying waste from residential homes can also be seen bringing their loot to the site. All these activities go on amidst buzzing flies a...

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South Africa's disabled children 'excluded from school'

20-08-2015

Education News


An estimated 500,000 disabled children are being excluded from South Africa's education system, US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in a report. HRW says the government has discriminated against disabled children in its allocation of school places. Children are excluded from mai...

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Passion for job won't let Al-Shabaab deter teacher

19-08-2015

Education News


It has been said since time and again that one should have love for their jobs,but for one teacher,the love for job has suppased peoples imagination. Despite being afraid she still holds on to do what she does best -teaching. This is the story of Ms Monica Muhoro has a simple yet powerful...

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Indiscipline among youth at an alarming rate

19-08-2015

High School News


The recent incident in which police arrested 35 students caught smoking bhang and having sex inside a bus is a harrowing example of an entrenched problem that requires urgent attention. When young people get ensnared in the trap of substance abuse, a significant percentage of the work force...

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Teachers' unions oppose plans to scrap national examinations

18-08-2015

Education News


The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) from Western and Nyanza have accused the Government of seeking to make education a preserve of the rich. The officials from Kisumu, Kakamega, Vihiga and Homa Bay branches alleged the move is p...

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Free secondary education countrywide in three years

17-08-2015

Education News


Years back primary school fees was scrapped by H.E Mwai Kibaki's government. This raised questions if the Secondary fees could also be scrapped and save parents the headaches of paying fees. This may just become reality in like 3 years to come.This is after Deputy President William Ruto ...

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Campuses given time to Comply

17-08-2015

Education News


Seven out of eight university campuses that were facing closure got a reprieve after they were given more time to legalise their location. The campuses now have 12 months, from July 31, to move from bus parks and set up libraries, as required by the universities law. Commission for U...

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Buru Buru headmaster arrested for conducting holiday tuition

14-08-2015

Education News


With the change in the education sector some new laws have been drafted and some old ones scrapped,one such law is the banning of school tution during the hlolidays for school going children. This is due to the fact that experts have recommended that children need time to be children - play and take...

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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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