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May, 2019

  • 23 May

    Lavish prizes for best spellers

    By Correspondent Best spellers in Standard Four to Eight participating in the Kenya National Spelling Bee competition will have chance to represent Kenya in the African Spelling Bee and win lavish prizes. The champion will take home Sh500, 000 and a laptop. The prize for the English teacher will be Sh50, 000 and the school will be rewarded with a …

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  • 22 May

    SCHOOL IN MIGORI CLOSED INDEFINITELY OVER STUDENTS UNREST

    By Florence Norah Kibuon secondary school in Nyatike, Migori County has been closed indefinitely following students unrest for two days after their school principal was transferred to another institution. The students who blamed the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) over the transfer in the course of the term refused to carry out their normal routine programs demanding the return of the …

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  • 20 May

    KCSE Candidate Commits Suicide Homa-Bay County

    By Erick Nyayiera A KCSE candidate at Kibuon Secondary School in Nyatike constituency, Migori County allegedly committed suicide by jumping into waters of River Kuja, South Kanyikela location in Ndhiwa constituency to avoid an attack from his brothers. The candidate identified as Erick Okinyi 20 years jumped into the river while trying to escape the wrath of his brothers who …

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  • 16 May

    WOMAN SLASHES RIVAL IN A LOVE TRIANGLE IN MERU

    By John Majau A 20-year-old woman believed to be a college student is nursing serious injuries after she was slashed on the arm on Tuesday evening in Makutano, Meru County. Armed with a razor sharp machete, the assailant, who comes from Githongo area, is said to have found the victim in bed with her husband on Tuesday evening following a …

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  • 15 May

    Fire destroys school administration block, library

    By Lydia Ngoolo Parents and teachers at Waasya Primary School in Kitui County are still shocked after raging inferno swept through the school library and administration block reducing books worth a million shillings to ashes. The school administration is now appealing to the national government and well wishers to support the institution with new learning materials. For now the pupils …

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  • 15 May

    Autopsy absolves teacher from blame

    By Kamundia Muriithi A post-mortem on Kennedy Fundi, 18, the student of Kangaru School who died on March 11 this year after an alleged beating by a teacher has established the cause of death as due to a respiratory failure from severe pulmonary infection. The autopsy report signed by Dr Daniel Zuriel, a consultant pathologist and dated April 15, 2019, noted excessive …

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  • 15 May

    New champions emerge in Term One secondary national games

    By Our Correspondent It was a mix of new and old champions as the national Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) Term One games came to an end in Mombasa. The thrilling event was jointly hosted by Shanzu TTC and Shimo la Tewa High school. Karandich Girls from Rift Valley emerged the new handball champions after ousting former national champions …

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  • 13 May

    Oxford Press reorganizes top management team in Africa

    By James Wakahiu Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced reorganization of its leadership in Africa to make the company to be more responsive to the growth opportunities in the region. Fathima Dada, Managing Director of Oxford Education Division, announced the promotion of John Mwazemba to the role of Regional Director of Oxford University Press East Africa. He will oversee the company’s …

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  • 8 May

    Kisii University shuts down satellite campuses

    By Rosemil Oduor Kisii University has shut down some of its satellite campuses and merged others that were not viable. Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has praised the move by the institution. The CS asked the university Vice-Chancellor Prof John Akama to continue with the reforms to ensure quality of programmes is maintained. Speaking during Kenya Higher Education Conference …

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  • 8 May

    TSC interdicts 160 teachers

    By Rosemil Oduor      Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has intensified tracking down of teachers opposed to the implementation of new curriculum. The commission has interdicted 160 teachers from eight counties for interfering with a recent training of 91,320 teachers. TSC has accused the teachers of insubordination, infamous conduct and incitement on support officers deployed to train teachers on Competency …

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