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Why organizations should pay and train their interns

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By George Githinji In the last few years, organizations claim that the current groups of graduates are unemployable. They make further claims that universities and other tertiary institutions of learning are churning out ‘half-baked’ graduates whose needs are out of league with the needs and trends of the market. What that means is that the current crop of graduates lack ...

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Equity Bank to give 2,000 comprehensive scholarships to needy students

Some of the Wings To Fly beneficiaries from Turkana. This year 2,000 students will benefit. [Photo: turkanatimes.co.ke]

The Equity Group Foundation has announced that 2,000 comprehensive scholarships will be available for needy but bright students. This comes just a day before the release of the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results on Wednesday. The comprehensive secondary school scholarships under the Equity Group Foundation’s Wings To Fly Program are designed to provide financial and related relief ...

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Schooling under the gun common in Turkana

A makeshift classroom. Children have to learn under the watchful eyes of police reservists due to bandit attacks. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano As many different school motto’s read; Education is the Key to success, Knowledge is light, profession is power and the general belief that it is education that transforms young boys and girls into useful men and women in the society, learning in the pastoral communities in Kenya continue to face many hurdles. This writer traveled to Turkana ...

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Mobile schools in Turkana helping transform education

Students at Kalokutanyane Mobile School, near Nasiger, Kenya. Kalokutanyane translatres from the Tukarna to yellow wind. Photo courtesy of Malachi Motano

Education in Kenya continues facing challenges ranging from lack of infrastructure, enough study materials and poor pay for teachers. These are just a few of the challenges known on the national scale but for communities who rarely make it to the daily news, the challenges are further compounded. “We are a pastoral community our sons normally help us move with ...

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Primary school that is a hallmark of success in Narok County

Jacob Losikany is the Nkoilalel Primary School headteacher.

By Florence Gichoya In the serene Mara plains, Nkoilalel Primary school stands out as a shining example of academic excellence. It is the best performing school in Mara Division, Narok County. This is attributed to committed teaching staff and a local community that has tirelessly supported the school. The institution was built in 1992 by Siana Spring Tented Camp when ...

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Parents advised to embrace family planning for better education

Vihiga MP Yusuf Chanzu addressing participants at the forum. [Photo:Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano Parents have been advised practice family planning in order to offer quality education to their children. Teachers must also enhance good teacher-pupil interaction so as to create a good environment for learning and allow the students to open up to them. Vihiga MP Yusuf Chanzu speaking at an education forum organized by Uwezo Kenya Educational researchers at Mbale ...

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Strathmore University becomes first in Africa with IBM MainFrame z technology

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IBM and Strathmore University’s Research Institute with a focus on ICT, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and business development @iLabAfrica have signed an agreement to expand their partnership into training for the IBM mainframe z technology. This agreement makes Strathmore the first university in Africa with the IBM mainframe z technology. IBM said it will install the technology infrastructure at @iLabAfrica and impart ...

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Generation Kenya Programme giving lifeline to disadvantaged youths

Prof Wilson O. Ogolla, chairman of TVET, handing out a certificate to a Generation graduate. [Photo: McKinsey Social Initiative]

As the clamor for employment in a shrinking economy continues, some initiatives are seeking to bridge the gap by offering training to enhance suitability for the job market. This will help make bright futures by offering alternative training for on-demand products and services which are usually ignored by mainstream training. One such initiative is Generation Kenya’s Youth Employment where already, ...

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Demand for basic education in Kenya on the rise, says report

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The demand for basic education in Kenya has increased in the last five years with secondary level of education recording the highest demand according to the 2014 Basic Education Statistical report. Of the three levels of basic education, secondary schools recorded the highest annual growth of 8.2 percent between 2009 and 2014, an increase that the report released by the ...

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Kenya Union of Journalists, NCCK condemn ‘anti-media law’ threatening to sue

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the 2014 Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pubilc Finance Management ammendment Acts into law at State House, Nairobi. Looking on from left is   Solicitor General Njee Muturi, Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, Cabinet Secretary National Treasury Henry Rotich, Majority Leader Aden Duale and Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) have condemned Parliament’s passing of the Powers and Privileges of Parliament Bill 2014. In a statement on Thursday, NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Peter Karanja said that by passing the Bill, parliamentarians had clearly stated their position on where they stand on matters of accountability. ...

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Maseno University politics turns tragic as a student is killed

By Cyrus Kioko Maseno University has been closed indefinitely following a night incident where a student was killed and 17 others injured where seven are admitted at a referral hospital in Kisumu. A circular pinned in notice board , which is signed by acting Vice Chancellor, indicated that the institution has closed due to unfavorable conditions caused by the incidence. “The University ...

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