More needs to be done to reduce mandatory school learning duration
The sight of ubiquitous revving buses draped in yellow scrambling to pick up learners at dawn is commonplace. In a nutshell, extended learning hours have been normalised and accepted in schools.
By Kariuki Waihenya 9 months ago
More needs to be done to reduce mandatory school learning duration
Challenges awaiting Machogu at the ministry of Education
Government has not created the moral buy-in from the public that CBC is better than 8-4-4. Public universities are reeling from debt because of over reliance on dwindling State funds.
By Kariuki Waihenya 1 year ago
Challenges awaiting Machogu at the ministry of Education
Teachers embrace TSC online appraisal system
More than 93 per cent completed the appraisal forms by the end of Term 3 in April, compared to 87 per cent by the end of Term 2 and 86 per cent by the end of the first term.
By Kariuki Waihenya 1 year ago
Teachers embrace TSC online appraisal system
Media literacy lessons will help kids navigate internet safely
Covid-19 crisis led to increased children access to online lessons after all schools were closed for close to a year. As a result, many children were allowed free access to the internet unsupervised.
By Kariuki Waihenya 1 year ago
Media literacy lessons will help kids navigate internet safely
Much remains to be done to instil public confidence in the CBC model
Secondary schools (especially boarding) are already suffering severe congestion as a result of the 100 per cent transition. The examination system also poses more questions than answers.
By Kariuki Waihenya 1 year ago
Much remains to be done to instil public confidence in the CBC model
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Kuppet: Fighter for teachers right or lone wolf?
Salaries Remuneration Commission froze all pay increments for all public service workers last year.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Kuppet: Fighter for teachers right or lone wolf?
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Eyes on Collins Oyuu as bruised, battered Knut attempts to stop the bleeding
In 1990s and 2000s, union membership was in the region of 220,000. Sossion’s combative approach with TSC saw him spend more time in courts.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Eyes on Collins Oyuu as bruised, battered Knut attempts to stop the bleeding
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Caning won't end school fires and Magoha should know better
Corporal punishment was banned in 2001 as a way of enforcing global human rights standards.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Caning won't end school fires and Magoha should know better
More teachers find solace in alcohol as life becomes tough
Every day, teachers have to deal with a demanding employer, an insouciant parent, an erratic learner, and an unforgiving workload.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
More teachers find solace in alcohol as life becomes tough
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Four years later, controversy dogs fresh efforts to retrain teachers
Tutors are asking why they should pay for refresher courses. Teachers’ employer seems keen to forge ahead despite concerns raised.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Four years later, controversy dogs fresh efforts to retrain teachers
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CS Magoha’s dismissal of CBC critics does little to inspire confidence in Kenyans
Education ministry is under pressure to create public approval for the new CBC system.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
CS Magoha’s dismissal of CBC critics does little to inspire confidence in Kenyans
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Special report: Is CBC going to unravel like the 8-4-4 system?
The criticism and skepticism that has been directed at the Competency-Based Curriculum carries an eerie sense of déjà vu.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Special report: Is CBC going to unravel like the 8-4-4 system?
TSC all set to roll out new refresher courses
CEO Nancy Macharia says teachers’ growth in skills and competence will see them grow in their careers.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
TSC all set to roll out new refresher courses
Invest in teachers to achieve 100 per cent primary to secondary school transition
Provident as the policy is, it is being implemented in a chaotic, haphazard, and feckless way that threatens to backfire with frightful consequences.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Invest in teachers to achieve 100 per cent primary to secondary school transition
Now TSC pushes for mandatory retraining of secondary teachers
More than 110,000 secondary school teachers face retraining to enable them cope with demands of Competency-Based Curriculum.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Now TSC pushes for mandatory retraining of secondary teachers
TSC now streamlines pension records
The move is meant to knock out bureaucracies that have been blamed for delays in the processing of pension details for teachers.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
TSC now streamlines pension records
Schools to benefit from TSC move to give interns priority in hiring
Schools are smarting from disruptions. Principals, senior teachers have little time, motivation to take new recruits through orientation of any kind.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
 Schools to benefit from TSC move to give interns priority in hiring
University dons grappling with changes caused by deadly virus
It recently emerged that public universities are reeling under huge debts, including nonpayment of taxes, statutory contributions, insurance premiums.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
University dons grappling with changes caused by deadly virus
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UoN sheds jobs, courses in step to cut costs as admissions dip
More than 100 lecturers at the University of Nairobi will soon lose their jobs as the institution slashes more than 200 programmes
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
UoN sheds jobs, courses in step to cut costs as admissions dip
Magoha seeks to make PE education compulsory
Schools will also be required to have teachers trained and regularly retrained to teach physical education under the new guidelines.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Magoha seeks to make PE education compulsory
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Will scrapping education degrees champion cause for CBC system?
The introduction of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) to replace the 8-4-4 system has, as is usual with such wholesome changes.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Will scrapping education degrees champion cause for CBC system?
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Petition to stop Matiang’i move declared urgent by labour court
Matiang’i has not been working as a headteacher or receiving any salary from TSC for the last 13 years.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
Petition to stop Matiang’i move declared urgent by labour court
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PSC rushes to fill university posts as law change looms
Seven universities have been operating with 15 vacant posts, although the system of recruitment is clear.
By Kariuki Waihenya 2 years ago
PSC rushes to fill university posts as law change looms
Coronavirus has forced Kenya’s education system to adapt to new realities
Universities are grappling with increased operational costs and pressure to redefine some of their degree programmes in the Covid-19 pandemic era.
By Kariuki Waihenya 3 years ago
Coronavirus has forced Kenya’s education system to adapt to new realities
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