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Kamau Brian Maina of Alliance High School, who was the top candidate in last year's Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination, has been selected to study bio,medical engineering at Kenyatta University. Placement details show that Kut Donata Odero of Lenana School will be ...
Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed with Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service chief executive John Muraguri at the ... at a cost of Sh16 billion, while 20,000 will be given permanent jobs at Sh10 billion, said National Assembly Education Committee chairman Julius Melly.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has completed a review of the pensions of the 23,811 teachers who retired in 1997. TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia told the National Assembly's Education Committee on Tuesday that they had submitted 16,523 revised claims to the Director of Pensions at ...
Before Kenya got Independence, the education system of Kenya was quite enriched. History of education in Kenya before Independence involves education which was integrated with artistic, religious, and recreational life which integrates cultural values. To know more about the history of education ...
Lecturers and staff drawn from public universities have maintained that their strike is still on, despite the ministry of education urging them to end their strike and resume duty immediately. The union leadership has asked their members to stay put announcing that they have planned sufficiently for their ...
With the introduction of the 2-6-6-3 education system in Kenya, mixed reactions have emerged on the topic with some Kenyans supporting it as a good move and some being against it. The 2-6-6-3 education system emphasizes on continuous assessment tests rather than the end of cycle tests and is ...

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 9 - Some 600,000 candidates who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations last year will on Monday know their fate when the Education Ministry releases the Selection to Universities and Colleges. Education Cabinet ...
On Tuesday the company, which owns the Crawford Colleges, Trinity House and Abbotts private school brands in SA, confirmed the acquisition of the Makini group of schools in Kenya for an undisclosed sum. The deal seems well timed, with Advtech set to open its first Crawford International School in ...
The Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu), Kenya Universities Staff Union (Kusu) and Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (Kudheiha) members, had camped outside Ministry of Education offices at Jogoo House for more than three hours, before police ...
JOHANNESBURG - Listed private education group ADvTECH has acquired leading Kenyan private schools group Makini for an undisclosed amount as part of its expansion strategy into Africa. ADvTECH said the Makini acquisition adds nine schools, five campuses, boarding facilities and about 4100 ...
Africa's largest private education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH Ltd, continues to grow its position as the leading provider of quality private education in Africa, with the announcement of its further expansion into Kenya and Uganda. The acquisition adds 9 schools, 5 campuses, boarding facilities and ...
WiRED - short for World Information Resources for Education and Development - a US-based non-profit organisation has been delivering medical and health education to conflict-affected and under-developed regions since 1997. It provides health education by delivering programmes, equipment, and ...
Africa's largest private education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH Ltd, continues to grow its position as the leading provider of quality private education in Africa, with the announcement of its further expansion into Kenya and Uganda. The acquisition adds 9 schools, 5 campuses, boarding facilities and ...
The Kenya School of Law graduates Mwesigwa Asaba Norman (left) Sandra Mutuma and Charlenne Onyango Obbo on December 14, 2016. They were among the 349 students who were awarded postgraduate diplomas in law. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
The Kenya School of Law graduates Mwesigwa Asaba Norman (left) Sandra Mutuma and Charlenne Onyango Obbo on December 14, 2016. They were among the 349 students who were awarded postgraduate diplomas in law. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
NAIROBI, KENYA: South African private education group Advtech is set to buy Makini Schools in an expansion strategy targeting other countries in Africa. According to a notice from Makini, the group will add more value to the school by ensuring that pupils benefit from enhanced quality of education and ...
Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Education Amb Amina Mohammed has lauded efforts to empower the youth through skills development at Technical Training Institutions. Speaking while presiding over the awarding of the participants of Africa Tech Challenge (ATC) Season 4 this week, the CS also ...

Most residents of Kiambu were however concerned by the high rates of alcoholism and theft that seems to be overshadowing the education of the residents. “It is sad that we are among the most educated, yet we also lead in theft, boda boda accidents and alcoholism,” says Christine Njeri, a resident of ...
Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Yemen — the five countries hosting Somali refugees — have been asked to speed up legislation to allow free ... According to the Kenyan Chief Administrative Secretary in the ministry of interior, Patrick Ole Ntutu, the action plan will specify the required policy changes, ...
Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Djibouti and Yemen — home to about 900,000 Somali refugees — are still struggling to ease movement of refugees, ... “Supporting education for refugees and self-reliance programmes are fundamental in averting radicalisation, but the region must address the root causes of ...
Murang'a High School has reportedly asked parents to contribute Sh40,000 each towards construction of a swimming pool and purchase of a bus. The move has created much discontent among parents some of whom have vowed not to contribute towards the projects. The Standard has learnt the school ...
Though belated, it was consoling to get news reports that the Commission for University Education (CUE) had finally crawled out of slumber by ... First, lollipop degrees represent and mask a peculiar kind of 'Kenyan' scholarship well entrenched and addressing the problem might be seen as fighting ...
On March 15, President Peter Salovey joined Yale alumni who are leaders in Africa for the “Yale-Strathmore University Leadership Forum: The Nexus Between Education & Impactful Leadership.” The forum, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on the role of education in efforts to improve the world ...
The announcement came from Kenyan ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, who explained that, if implemented correctly, blockchain technology could be used to reduce corruption in education and land title registry. The news comes after the Central Bank of Kenya cautioned investors against the use of ...
For years after his tenure as head of state ended, the principle remained deeply embedded in Kenyan society – and the country's education system. ... If South Africa is willing to learn from Kenya, what is called for now is not another top-down “education for all” target from government –- but rather “all for ...
We are planning smaller schools that will sit on five-acre pieces of land in Kenya soon,” said Mark Desario, the Board Director at ACE during the ground .... In the Kenyan education system, investors see new opportunities coming with the roll out of new education system that wants to shift from just grades to ...
For years after his tenure as head of state ended, the principle remained deeply embedded in Kenyan society – and the country's education system. There could be valuable lessons here for South Africa. Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else's task or someone else's failure. It involves ...
The Council of Legal Education, in a report dated February 28 and signed by acting Chief Executive Officer J K Gakeri, said 445 out of 1,991 students failed ... indicate that more students from three top public universities failed to make it through the Kenya School of Law (KSL) examinations than those from ...
In his argument against few courses dominating almost the entire student enrollment spectrum in universities in Kenya, Mukhwana says the situation is ... The study, Transforming University Education in Africa: Lessons from Kenya, highlights that while higher education is deemed to be a stimulant for ...
It's a chilly morning in St. Joseph's area of Kangemi, Nairobi. Tabitha Wandia is up early as routine dictates preparing her three year old daughter Chloe Nanjala for school. After bathing and hurriedly dressing her in the neatly ironed red school uniform, yellow sweater and black shoes, Chloe is ready for ...
NAIROBI, KENYA: The investment and use of new optical mark reader machines to evaluate last year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and the ... Last year, the Kenyan government piloted its digital literacy program with 11,000 schools.
“Brck is trying to level the education playing field,” he says. “In Kenya and other African countries, there is disproportionate access to technology, qualified teachers and learning materials – yet the examination system does not differentiate between someone who lives in a capital city or a more rural place ...
"I miss the Education Ministry very much." Those were the words which Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said yesterday when he presided over an educational event at his Borabu home in Nyamira County. The minister, who was chief guest during an education day at Mwongori SDA ...
NAIROBI, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Harmonization of East African nations' higher education is on course, a Kenyan official said Wednesday. Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of East Africa Community (EAC) and Northern Corridor Development, told journalists that all the necessary policies and ...
"The stories you hear are shocking," says Anthony Njangiru, a field co-ordinator for the Kenyan non-profit Ujamaa, which trains boys like Isaac to help stop ... Sexual harassment has become a worldwide issue and these programmes in Kenya, teaching young people how to recognise and prevent sexual ...
Kenya education's system has welcomed several commissions since independence. Each of these commissions fought for different policies evident in our current education system. Some of the education commissions in Kenya since independence are as follows. Education commissions in Kenya.
Mohammed appreciated the decision to have Kenya host the next conference. “I wish to confirm, with gratitude and humility, that Kenya accepts the honour of hosting the 21st CCEM. Kenya looks forward to hosting the 21st Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in 2021,” Mohamed said.
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) mathematics specialist Joshua Kilundo consults with Catherine Kiyiapi of the Teachers Service Commission during a session convened to make the newly published curriculum textbooks more suitable for children with special needs. [Photo by Dun ...
Last year, 1.5 million candidates registered for the two examinations with 993,718 sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and 611,952 writing the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam. Of all the candidates, 315,630 were male while 296,322 were female, representing ...
The National Education Management System (Nemis) registration targets learners in primary and secondary schools, their teachers as well as ... In Kisumu, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) wants the government to extend the deadline for the exercise by four months to allow all ...
Globally, according to the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) there are at least 264 million ... According to the 2017 Economic Survey, Kenya's Net Enrollment Rate (NER) for primary schools was at 88.1 per cent in 2012 rising to 89.2 per cent in 2016.
Kenya University Staff Union members demonstrate in Nairobi to push for the payment of their Sh10 billion salary arrears last year. [File, Standard]. The push for contract employment proposal as directed by former Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i for university staff has slowed down. Yesterday ...
More than 200,000 pupils who sat their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination last year have not taken their slots in secondary schools despite the introduction of free day school learning by the government. Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Thursday told the National ...
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed speaks during the birthday celebration of Japan Emperor Akihito at the embassy of Japan residence in Nairobi on December 7, 2017. She has taken over the Education ministry. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
By DANNISH ODONGO, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – The new Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed reaffirmed her commitment to sustain implementation of reforms at the ministry initiated by her predecessor Fred Matiangi, when she met top officials Tuesday. Speaking during a briefing at the ...
A Kenyan educationist has been nominated for a prestigious global education award. Mr Gideon ... Kenya Private Schools Association chief executive officer Peter Ndoro said they will send a team of 15 representatives to accompany Mr Kyalo to Dubai where the award gala will be held on February 18.
The recently launched National Climate Change Action Plan aims at helping Kenya reduce vulnerability to climate change and to improve our country's ability to take advantage of the opportunities that climate change offers ... It is important that good environmental practices be inculcated into every Kenyan.
David Oginde, presiding bishop of Christ is the Answer Ministries, one of Kenya's largest and most influential Pentecostal churches, wrote in a comment piece for a Kenyan newspaper: “Many parents and family organisations are in full support of wholesome sex education. Instead, concern is that, unlike ...
Charity activities by Kenyan companies especially in support of education scholarships have expanded significantly. ... Recent reports that USAid had not made its usual support to “Wings to Fly”' education scholarship programme run by Kenya 's Equity Bank have seen the number of scholarships cut from ...
KICD Director and CEO Julius Jwan (right) with Education PS Belio Kipsang (left) and Robert Mugo, the acting CEO of the ICT Authority, at the KICD in Nairobi on February 29, 2016. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...


 

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