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Public schools have adequate infrastructure, reveals report

There are enough toilets in public schools for both boys and girls considering the high numbers schools have recorded since the free primary and subsidized secondary education started. Going by the pupil to toilet ratio, the facilities are not only adequate, but also favorably comparable to those in private schools. The 2014 Basic Education Statistics booklet reveals that while public ...

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Will TSC, teachers obey industrial court orders!

By Cyrus Kioko Teachers have despised the Employment and Labor Relations Court orders to suspend ongoing strike for 90 days and give room for negotiations and return to class. The order which directed all teachers to resume to classes on Monday September 28, 2015 saw no effects as teachers remained away from schools and public schools remained closed. After the court ...

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How much do we value Education?

By Laura Maina Education plays a vital role in the growth of every individual.  Education entails but not limited to; learning, reasoning, adapting, evolving, innovating and the applicable use of the information to maneuver life.  Education in Kenya has evolved with time from an informal setting to a formal function that is examinable. The relevance of high literacy to the economy ...

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Be honest with teachers, Nakuru priest asks government


A Nakuru Catholic Priest has asked the government to be considerate with the teachers issue and have dialogue with them. Speaking to Kenya Monitor after celebrating mass for this year’s Form Four candidates at the Christ the King Academy in Nakuru, Fr. Stephen Nyamweya said that was the only way to solve the dispute. “The government should show some honesty. I ...

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Move to close schools elicits mixed reactions in Makueni

  The move by the National Government to close all public and private schools on Monday 21 over the ongoing teachers’ strike has elicited mixed reactions from different education stakeholders in Makueni County. County Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Secretary General Justus Kimeu addressing the press in his office in Wote town shortly after the Ministry of ...

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Technical University Engineering alumni’s impending court case triggers varsity to suspend course

A decision by Technical University of Kenya (TUK) engineering students alumni to sue the institution for their inability to be registered by the Engineering Board of Kenya (EBK) has triggered the suspension of the engineering courses in the university. Without EBK registration, an engineer will struggle to find good jobs and even start own practice because the license is a core determinant ...

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Nation Media Group CEO gives a public lecture at Dedan Kimathi University

  Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri was honored to host Group Chief Executive Officer of Nation Media Group for a public lecture on his experience on how to prepare for the business world and the big industry. Mr. Joe Muganda was emphatic in his lecture that students and young people have what it takes to lead the country ...

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North Eastern residents take to the streets over education crisis

Children during the North Eastern Province demonstrations in Garissa town protesting the education crisis due to lack of teachers

Hundreds of residents in the three counties of the North Eastern Province today took to the streets protesting against the worsening situation in the education sector in the region. Led by civil society groups in the region, the placard waving students, parents and angry residents presented their grievances to the local education offices. Education in the region came down to its knees after non-local teachers fled the region following increased terror threats climaxed by the Garissa University attack on April 2 in which 147 people most of the students lost their lives.

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Dedan Kimathi University students climbing Mt. Kenya to raise money

When I first heard of Mt Kenya Climb to Educate Charity Campaign, my thoughts quickly ran to back in high school and I remembered students who could barely afford to stay in school as they lacked adequate school fees. In high school we paid just about sh13, 000 for a whole term. Then the school would offer to pay your ...

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Chipuka externship project gives a voice to artists in Nyeri

Chipuka Group is a platform for the changes that the Technical world of The Dedan Kimathi University, Nyeri, allows the Arts to thrive. As the Swahili term Chipuka means, the group voted in the name to symbolize its sprout. Standards set for a people to try different objectives through activities cut off from their various study dockets. In the group ...

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Babu Owino’s letter to Obama sparks debate on social media

babu owino (kenya-today.com)

By Davis Mwandawiro The Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) chairman Babu Owino is not known to shy away from the limelight or any sort of controversy. A bold and tenacious young man with the enthusiasm of a veteran political leader. Earlier on the wake of 13th of July, he drafted a letter to the office of the US embassy ...

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Top students feted in Brookside Math Athlete Contest

Budding mathematicians gathered at the Allidina Visram High School, Mombasa this weekend for the Brookside Mathlete contest to fight it out for coveted prizes amongst tens of other students from the Coast Counties. The Mathlete a word coined from Math and Athlete, seeks to identify and award the top performers in Mathematics in different education levels. The Brookside Mathlete brought ...

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Kitui students urged to consider mining courses

Thitani Girls Secondary school students in Kitui county follow speeches during a recent career day in the school

The county government of Kitui has assured students of job opportunities in the county government and other sectors of the economy within the county. Speaking last weekend during a career day at Thitani Girls Secondary School in Kitui County, James Nduna, Board Secretary at the Kitui County Public Service Board outlined the various job opportunities in the county, urging the ...

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