Education News Articles

Safety of School children on School trips

21-08-2015

Education News


With the death of pupils Last week, seven Standard Eight pupils of St Martin Primary School in Kahuro, Murang’a County, drowning while swimming in the Indian Ocean.,the safty of children while on trips has become subject of discussions in the country. Many are wondering if extra precaut...

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Laptop Project to be realised by 2017 - Matiang'i

21-08-2015

Education News


Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has assured Kenyans that the laptop project for primary school learners will be realised by 2017. The CS said the government will launch the digital learning programme in April next year and subsequently have it...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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