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Girl denied Form One admission for having long hair

By Joseph Mambili.   A student in Kisumu County has been denied admission to a secondary school for having long hair. Sharon Akinyi, who earned herself a place at St Mark Obambo Secondary in Kisumu West, was turned away by the school’s administration for her long hair which she says she cannot cut because of her religious beliefs. The rules …

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Boni teachers ordered to report for duty

By Amoto Ndiewo Linda Boni Operation Director Joseph Kanyiri has asked teachers in terror prone areas to report back for duty in their respective stations. Kanyiri said the Government had enhanced security. The directive came after schools in Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiunga failed to open as teachers and pupils cited insecurity caused by Al Shabaab bandits. He assured  …

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Governors must fulfil education pledges

The recent swearing-in of governors has left many in eager anticipation of the new steps that they would take in the Education sector. In order to cultivate the informed citizens that are necessary for self-government, leaders must have a legitimate interest in ensuring that all children had access to a quality education. Many governors promised to bring about monumental changes …

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Priests to help youths engage in gainful activities

By Our Reporter. The Catholic Church has promised to work closely with youths during the long December vacation to encourage and guide them towards the attainment of spiritual, intellectual and physical maturity. Fr Lawrence Nyaanga, priest, Kisii Cathedral parish said his church had drafted free programmes that will help teenagers engage their energies in constructive activities. “Majority of our youths …

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Bright student appeals for help

By Dennis Bett. A bright Standard 8 pupil in Kaptendon Academy in Nandi County is appealing for financial assistance to pay for her studies. Petrolin Jepkemboi (pictured) who lives with her grandmother who cannot afford to pay her school fees. The pupil is currently sponsored by the management of the school. She says that her fears are to be locked …

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