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Egerton’s engineering student designs farming robot

By Lorna Abuga An engineering finalist at Egerton University has designed a farming robot which helps farmers in sorting their produce based on weight, color and size. Anthony Maina who cleared his five year studies at the Njoro based institution in May this year is now advocating for the use of machine such as robots in farms saying they improve on ...

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Girl smile initiative giving girls a second chance

A section of the beneficiaries of the sanitary towels issued by GIrl Smile Initiative

  Having traveled the country, Evans Paul realized that there was a gap in the way the girl child was being attended to. In his observations, young girls, both school going and those at home went through difficult times during their menses, hence hindering their academic performance. It was at this point that he founded the Girl Smile Initiative in ...

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Changing schools isn’t solution for Garissa terror survivors

Mohamed Kuno who has been on the run since December last year has been named as the mastermind of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College PHOTO NATION MEDIA GROUP

Having encountered the traumatic events that led to the brutal death of their colleagues, some survivors of the April 2nd terrorist attack survivors at the Garissa University College are still not in a stable state to make the next move in their academics. Psychologists say that it is too early to make decisions to relocate the students who are yet ...

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Is increasing education funding cure to unemployment!

Education funding has been increasing in Kenya (Photo Courtesy of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics)

Over the years, the education sector in Kenya has been allocated an increasing amount of money during the annual national budget. But whether the increasing allocation to the sector will result in automatic economic development and job creation in the country is still a puzzle. In the recently released Kenya Economic Survey 2015 by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, ...

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Parents urged to watch school going children closely

School pupils (uwezonews)

Mama Salma a Mvita resident received a call from the police after her form 2 son was found wondering in Old Town during school hours. She found her son, who was okay had skipped classes that day. She was puzzled as to why the police got involved in the case of a truant pupil. She learned that teenage students such ...

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Digital platform comes with opportunities for creatives says teacher Karimi

Tahidi High actor Geoffrey Githae has expressed optimism that the digital media platform will open plenty of opportunities to content creators in the country. Speaking at the regional Storymoja festival in Nakuru last week, Githae who is commonly known as Teacher Karimi said one of the opportunities will be brought about by the need to fuse art and literacy in ...

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Kenya’s youngest novelist urges parents to nurture creative talent

Storymoja’s youngest author, Joseph Bokea (13) has appealed to parents and teachers to nurture the talents of young writers. Speaking after the just concluded Storymoja premier regional festivals in Nakuru, Bokea said that there are many pupils and students in Kenya who have enormous talents in creative writing yet they lack personalities to nurture their skills. “I developed the passion ...

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Walibora urges teachers to assist students read literature for enjoyment

Renown author and veteran journalist Ken Walibora has urged Literature teachers to emphasize on the entertainment aspect of the subject to their students. Speaking on Friday during a session with teachers at the just concluded Nakuru Storymoja Festival, Walibora said this will make the students get a lifelong impact of the subject in their lives. He told teachers that it ...

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Storymoja announces opportunities for writers

Are you one of the few people endowed with a creative instinct? Do you think you can write or have you written and wondered where you could publish. Well then, Storymoja publishing house is looking for you. The publishing venture which has been in operation since 2008 is looking for writers who can develop content suited for children. Speaking to ...

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School boys vow to support menstrual hygiene

Over 150 boys from different secondary schools in Kibera joined girls from their schools as they celebrated the World Menstrual Hygiene Day last week. In what was seen as many as a hue shift and a show above the cultural stigma around menstrual hygiene, the boys accompanied the more than 300 girls their various schools to mark the day. The ...

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300 needy pupils receive sponsorship from Nairobi County

By Sylvester Makato Nairobi County Governor Dr. Evans Kidero has disbursed sponsorship amounting to sh24 million to three hundred pupils who are academically endowed and who come from needy families within the county. The deserving pupils from the 85 wards in the Nairobi County will now have a chance to stay in school and ensure their dream to become educated ...

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Nakuru County government issues bursaries

The County government of Nakuru has disbursed a total of sh55 million meant for bursary. The amount will be distributed equally to each of its 55 wards and will benefit close to 17,000 students. While disbursing the funds at the county headquarters on Friday April 30 Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said that this number represents 10 percent of all students in ...

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Students in Mombasa speak about Garissa attack

Following the recent horrific terror attack that took place in the Garissa University College that shocked the entire world, we talked to a few students in Mombasa to get an opinion of the aftermath of the attack on their fellow comrades who died by the hands of terrorists. Most of the students are still in solidarity with the families of the ...

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Use social media responsibly, varsity don advices students

The Dean of students at Egerton University has advised students at the institution to use social media responsibly. Speaking during the commemoration of the cultural day at the university’s Nakuru Town Campus on Friday March 27, Dr. Janet Kirui told students not to use social media to create disharmony. “Don’t use social media to propagate hate speech,” she said. While advising ...

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Egerton University celebrates cultural diversity

The Nakuru Town Campus College (NTCC) of Egerton University is celebrating cultural diversity among different Kenyan communities this week in an event aimed at promoting cohesion and integration among students and staff. The event which is usually held annually will be marked under the theme ‘cultural diversity for intellectual and talent development.’ Its climax will be on Friday and it ...

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