Concerns over learners' safety as schools reopen post-midterm
Many schools remained closed on Tuesday on a day they were expected back in class after midterm break.
By 17 days ago
Concerns over learners' safety as schools reopen post-midterm
Learners return to school amid delayed release of capitation
The Standard has established that several schools have written to parents notifying them students with pending balances will not be allowed in class. 
By 19 days ago
Learners return to school amid delayed release of capitation
Education to be hit hard by fall of tax bill
President says some programmes would be scaled down and others postponed.
By 21 days ago
Education to be hit hard by fall of tax bill
Art contest to award ten learners full secondary school scholarship
Primary school learners across the country will get a chance to contest in an art competition seeking to nurture their creativity.
By 24 days ago
Art contest to award ten learners full secondary school scholarship
Protest fears over Finance Bill push schools to early mid-term break
The planned protests coincide with the revised mid-term break, raising concerns that students might be caught in the demonstrations.
By 26 days ago
Protest fears over Finance Bill push schools to early mid-term break
Schools break for mid-term amid youth protests, financial constraints
Originally scheduled for June 20 to June 24, the break was moved to June 26 to 28, according to a revised school calendar following the heavy floods experienced in April and May.
By 26 days ago
Schools break for mid-term amid youth protests, financial constraints
Study: Why learners perform poorly in mathematics, sciences
It cited poor teacher pedagogical practices, inadequate number of STEM teachers and students’ lack of interest as some of the challenges.
By 1 month ago
Study: Why learners perform poorly in mathematics, sciences
Good news for intern teachers as 20,000 jobs are up for grabs
The teachers will be instrumental in executing teaching in junior secondary schools as the pioneer class enters Grade 9 in January next year.
By 1 month ago
Good news for intern teachers as 20,000 jobs are up for grabs
University, TVET scholarships portal now open
The application website is open for the 2024 scholarships and loans for new university and college entrants.
By 1 month ago
University, TVET scholarships portal now open
Intern teachers win big as employer gets Sh13.4bn for hiring
Education sector received Sh656.6 billion, the highest share of the budget allocation.
By 1 month ago
Intern teachers win big as employer gets Sh13.4bn for hiring
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Schools to lose Sh20 billion as Form One doors close next year
From January, there shall only be Form Two, Form Three and Form Four classes as secondary schools prepare to admit CBC Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12 students
By 1 month ago
Schools to lose Sh20 billion as Form One doors close next year
Mental health, cybercrime new threats to learners' safety, ministry says
Climate change, mental health concerns, and cybercrime are emerging issues that requires urgent attention. Alcohol, drug and substance abuse, extremism and radicalisation also fingered.
By 1 month ago
Mental health, cybercrime new threats to learners' safety, ministry says
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Crisis looms in junior secondary as more students join Grade Nine
Teacher shortage and overstretched facilities anticipated as the pioneer class graduates from Grade 8 to 9 in January.
By 1 month ago
Crisis looms in junior secondary as more students join Grade Nine
Machogu, headteachers differ on Sh11 billion capitation for term 1
CS Machogu contradicted the school heads saying both primary and secondary schools had so far received the full capitation amount for first term.
By 1 month ago
Machogu, headteachers differ on Sh11 billion capitation for term 1
Varsity fees structure misleading parents, legislators tell ministry
MPs say there is no clarity on the universities fees structures since they only give the total amount without stating how much the government and parents are expected to pay.
By 1 month ago
Varsity fees structure misleading parents, legislators tell ministry
Capitation delays: Schools could close down as cash crunch bites
Schools did not receive the full amount of capitation funds they were set to get for the first term. The paralysis threat comes as schools gear up for the midterm break on June 26.
By 1 month ago
Capitation delays: Schools could close down as cash crunch bites
Universities set to drop unattractive courses in new reforms
Public universities could lay off thousands of staff after President William Ruto and Vice Chancellors agreed to do away with programs that do not attract students.
By 1 month ago
Universities set to drop unattractive courses in new reforms
Machogu reads riot act to UoN council over leadership wrangles
The leadership tussle stems from the Council’s directive to send Prof Kiama on compulsory leave thrice in under six months.
By 1 month ago
Machogu reads riot act to UoN council over leadership wrangles
State plans to promote climate-friendly cooking in schools
With the school feeding programme in limbo, after the government cut funding, there is a fresh push to sustain it through climate-friendly cooking solutions.
By 1 month ago
State plans to promote climate-friendly cooking in schools
Gender PS urges teachers to break the silence on mental health
Anne Wang’ombe called on the teachers to shun stigma associated with mental health and seek assistance.
By 1 month ago
Gender PS urges teachers to break the silence on mental health
Top KCSE performers secure Sh980 million scholarship for Ivy League Universities
A group of 22 top performers in the 2023 Kenya Certificates of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams have been awarded a scholarship totalling Sh980 million.
By 1 month ago
Top KCSE performers secure Sh980 million scholarship for Ivy League Universities
Embattled VC Kiama vows to stay put despite council pressure
UoN Vice Chancellor says he has the right to choose when to take rest from his office duties. University Council on Wednesday ordered Kiama to proceed on compulsory leave.
By 1 month ago
Embattled VC Kiama vows to stay put despite council pressure
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600,000 students shun universities, colleges
Only 258,935 students were placed in universities and colleges. Some 153,274 were placed in degree programmess with Bachelor of Education attracting the highest number of applicants.
By 1 month ago
600,000 students shun universities, colleges
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Report exposes shame of broke public varsities sinking in debt
The University of Nairobi accounts for the lion’s share of the debt burden at Sh18 billion.
By 2 months ago
Report exposes shame of broke public varsities sinking in debt
TSC now threatens to sack intern teachers
TSC says the decision will be guided by the attendance list submitted by school heads today. Intern teachers have been on strike since Monday to press for better employment terms.
By 2 months ago
TSC now threatens to sack intern teachers
Union backs intern teachers' strike, seeks negotiations
The strike poses a threat to the education of over 2.5 million Grade 8 and 9 students in junior secondary schools (JSS).
By 2 months ago
Union backs intern teachers' strike, seeks negotiations
Fees headache, term dates uncertainty as schools reopen
Schools extensively affected by the rains will remain closed as others reopen. Knut boss warns that students in areas where schools will remain closed will be disadvantaged.
By 2 months ago
Fees headache, term dates uncertainty as schools reopen
More than 1,600 schools not ready for learning
Thousands of learners may not open school next week Monday as their institution’s facilities are still submerged in water and classrooms destroyed.
By 2 months ago
More than 1,600 schools not ready for learning
State climbs down on research funding
The government might not keep its word to commit two per cent of the Gross Domestic Product towards research.
By 2 months ago
State climbs down on research funding
Calls for official remote learning policy rise
A number of public secondary schools are engaging learners on virtual platforms, such as WhatsApp.
By 2 months ago
Calls for official remote learning policy rise
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What extension of school closure means
In 2020, schools closed for eight months due to Covid-19 - between March and November.
By 2 months ago
What extension of school closure means
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Private schools defy ministry order to postpone reopening
This decision has sparked controversy and raised concerns about the safety of students amidst the challenging weather conditions that have claimed nearly 170 lives.
By 2 months ago
Private schools defy ministry order to postpone reopening
Frustration, chaos after night school reopening change
In a last-minute decision that has sparked uproar across the country, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu announced that schools will now reopen on May 6 instead of April 29.
By 2 months ago
Frustration, chaos after night school reopening change
Confusion at UoN as VC Kiama refuses to proceed on leave
Stephen Kiama has dismissed the letter asking him to proceed on compulsory leave and asked the staff and students to ignore the communication.
By 2 months ago
Confusion at UoN as VC Kiama refuses to proceed on leave
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Why MPs rejected Ruto order to have parents pay fees via e-Citizen
Bitok says the platform will automatically send the money to school accounts. Legislators worry the system would disadvantage parents who pay fees using commodities.
By 3 months ago
Why MPs rejected Ruto order to have parents pay fees via e-Citizen
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Why private varsities are in Sh31b debt crisis
Special audit uncovered overpayment of Sh17.7 million due to duplicated student records.
By 3 months ago
Why private varsities are in Sh31b debt crisis
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Lay offs, funds cuts loom in secondary schools changes
With the anticipated decline in secondary school population, education stakeholders warn schools with excess staff compared to their student population may be forced to consider layoffs.
By 3 months ago
Lay offs, funds cuts loom in secondary schools changes
Ministry to issue guidelines on re-categorisation of schools
Higher Education Principal Secretary Beatrice Inyangala announced that the government will soon issue guidelines on how the senior schools will be categorized.
By 3 months ago
Ministry to issue guidelines on re-categorisation of schools
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Secondary schools to be re-categorised into three
The groups will be for sciences, humanities and sports but one can offer a combination. Process expected to end next year in time for Grade 9 transition.
By 3 months ago
Secondary schools to be re-categorised into three
Grade 9 to remain in primary despite secondary school push
Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang on Wednesday dismissed concerns that junior schools are not adequately prepared to host the Grade 9 learners.
By 3 months ago
Grade 9 to remain in primary despite secondary school push
Two years of hell for Mwangaza as MCAs in third bid to impeach her
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