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 Lewis Nyaundi 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 Lewis Nyaundi 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 Lewis Nyaundi 2 months ago
More than 1,600 schools not ready for learning
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Parents, and teacher's headache as schools reopen next week
Ongoing rains have come with floods cutting off some schools and making some roads impassable. Parents also have to contend with fees as school heads worry about the logistics.
By Augustine Oduor and Lewis Nyaundi 2 months ago
Parents, and teacher's headache as schools reopen next week
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 Lewis Nyaundi 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 Lewis Nyaundi 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 Lewis Nyaundi 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 Lewis Nyaundi 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 Lewis Nyaundi 2 months ago
Frustration, chaos after night school reopening change
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Inside the fake academic papers menace that is eroding trust
EACC is investigating 161 cases on falsification of academic documents by state officers.
By Lewis Nyaundi and Kamau Muthoni 2 months ago
Inside the fake academic papers menace that is eroding trust
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 Lewis Nyaundi 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 Lewis Nyaundi 2 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 Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Why private varsities are in Sh31b debt crisis
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Three tribes have half of teaching jobs in Kenya, report shows
It is now emerging that the Kalenjin, Kikuyu and Luhya tribes take up nearly 50 per cent of the 406,860 teachers under the government's payroll.
By Mike Kihaki and Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Three tribes have half of teaching jobs in Kenya, report shows
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 Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Ministry to issue guidelines on re-categorisation of schools
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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 Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Lay offs, funds cuts loom in secondary schools changes
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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 Lewis Nyaundi 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 Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Grade 9 to remain in primary despite secondary school push
Schools to plant 35 million trees annually
With an estimated 17 million learners and 600,000 educators in the country the education fraternity is also expected to produce 300 million seedlings annually.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Schools to plant 35 million trees annually
Schools close as MPs dig in on fund delays
Several secondary schools opted for early closure last week due to financial crunch. MPs say two tranches of funds received by schools this year cannot sustain their operations.
By Lewis Nyaundi and Mike Kihaki 3 months ago
Schools close as MPs dig in on fund delays
MKU sends first cohort of graduates to Germany
Mount Kenya University has unveiled an ambitious plan to send more than 5000 graduates to Germany.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
MKU sends first cohort of graduates to Germany
Why public secondary schools may close early
Institutions face crisis due to delayed release of capitation money. Kepsha official says it is getting difficult to sustain school operations.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Why public secondary schools may close early
Schools to close early as cash crunch persists
With early closure, some schools have lost up to two weeks of learning time which could see a rush against time for the students as teachers try to cover the syllabus.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Schools to close early as cash crunch persists
Universities get funding towards solar energy to cut utility costs
Public universities and the Education Ministry are mulling a plan to use solar energy.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Universities get funding towards solar energy to cut utility costs
Questions over school bus safety after string of road accidents
Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen said school vans, buses and matatus that are unroadworthy must be removed from the roads.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Questions over school bus safety after string of road accidents
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New dawn for 'jua kali' workers without papers
Kenyans who have attained informal training over the years but do not have certificates have new hope after a new policy to recognise their skills was launched.
By Mike Kihaki and Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
New dawn for 'jua kali' workers without papers
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Sh1.7bn meant for CBC classes for secondary schools missing
Auditor flags Sh1.78 billion used for classroom construction as unaccounted for. The report also questions the procurement process and how various contractors were identified.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Sh1.7bn meant for CBC classes for secondary schools missing
700 skilled workers in informal sector to receive certificates
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will on Friday oversee award of certificates to some 700 Kenyans who gained expertise but lack formal education.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
700 skilled workers in informal sector to receive certificates
Teachers threaten to strike over delayed school capitation
Kuppet Secretary General Akello Misori said head teachers have been subjected to ridicule and accusations of poor leadership due to delayed release of capitation.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Teachers threaten to strike over delayed school capitation
Ministry cuts school capitation by Sh22b despite surge in enrolment
PS Belio Kipsang revealed that the government has been providing a flat rate of Sh54 billion for capitation over the last six years.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Ministry cuts school capitation by Sh22b despite surge in enrolment
Gachagua to launch policy to recognise skilled workers without formal education
Skilled workers with no formal college certificate or university degree are set to get a chance to get recognition.
By Lewis Nyaundi 3 months ago
Gachagua to launch policy to recognise skilled workers without formal education
State to set aside Sh260 billion for research, development
Researchers and scientists in the country could soon receive a windfall as the government plans to commit about Sh260 billion to research and development.
By Lewis Nyaundi 4 months ago
State to set aside Sh260 billion for research, development
Ministry wants varsities to renew course approvals every six years
Universities could soon be required to renew approval to teach academic programmes after every six years.
By Lewis Nyaundi 4 months ago
Ministry wants varsities to renew course approvals every six years
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Machogu promises to restore full capitation after principals' outcry
The Ministry of Education has revealed plans to restore Sh5000 slashed from each student's capitation funding.
By Lewis Nyaundi 4 months ago
Machogu promises to restore full capitation after principals' outcry
Education Ministry seeks stiffer penalties for defiant headteachers in new bill
After years of non-compliance, the Ministry of Education is now seeking to stamp authority on the violation of outlawed practices.
By Lewis Nyaundi 4 months ago
Education Ministry seeks stiffer penalties for defiant headteachers in new bill
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School heads could soon have term limits
School heads may soon serve for a specific period of time if a new proposal by players in the education sector is adopted and implemented.
By Lewis Nyaundi and Augustine Oduor 4 months ago
School heads could soon have term limits
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Showdown looms as varsities reject plan to phase out diploma courses
University managers on Friday rejected a proposal by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu to merge and close down non-viable institutions of learning.
By Lewis Nyaundi and Augustine Oduor 4 months ago
Showdown looms as varsities reject plan to phase out diploma courses
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Education Ministry in new push to take control of over 30,000 school heads
Proposal, if adopted, will give Education CS powers to instruct head teachers to prepare reports and file from time to time
By Lewis Nyaundi 4 months ago
Education Ministry in new push to take control of over 30,000 school heads
Kuppet gives TSC 14 days ultimatum to refund housing levy deductions
Pressure is mounting on the teacher's employer to refund up to Sh30,000, to the highest paid teacher, deducted as housing levy from July last year.
By Lewis Nyaundi 4 months ago
Kuppet gives TSC 14 days ultimatum to refund housing levy deductions
Calls to support PWDs so as to access learning opportunities
The National Council of Persons with Disability chairperson Kristina Pratt says, lack of proper gears for the group is denying them such valuable chances in life.
By Mike Kihaki, Lewis Nyaundi, Mike Kihaki 4 months ago
Calls to support PWDs so as to access learning opportunities
Gemologists oppose bid to allow mining in Tsavo National Park
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