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Shock as 11 school girls demand FGM

By Dennis Bett. Eleven school girls from Marakwet East Sub-County shocked many as they demanded that they be circumcised despite spirited efforts by both Government and Non-Governmental Organizations against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Shockingly, the practice has come back in full force in the area with young girls demanding the cut, majority of them maintaining that they are ready to …

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Foundation holds open day for sponsored students

By Peter Amos. It was pomp and colour as Umoja Foundation, a Global Interfaith Partnership (GIP) Organization between Kenya and Indiana USA, held its annual psycho-social activities for hundreds of students under its care. The foundation, based in Western Kenya, held the event at Chulaimbo Boys Secondary School in Kisumu West Sub-County. The three-day event saw pupils, students and their …

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State creates new department to handle teacher education

By Azael Masese. The Ministry of Education has created a new department to handle matters relating to teacher education and training. The new department known as the Directorate of Teacher Education has the mandate of implementing Teacher Education programmes from the Early Child Development Education (ECDE) to the diploma level. Kenya Teachers Colleges Principals Association chairman Mr James Wachaga termed …

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MP asks companies in Thika to emulate Equity’s Wings to Fly initiative

By Our Reporter. Thika Town MP Eng Patrick Wainaina has challenged companies and businesses in Thika Town to emulate Equity Bank’s initiative Wings to Fly programme and help children from poor backgrounds access education. The MP said companies should help bright students within their jurisdiction in paying school fees reminding them that investing in education was critical to fostering growth …

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Varsities asked to seek extra funding from donors

By Joseph Mukubwa. University managements have been encouraged to mobilise resources outside the public sector. Anne Nangulu, Commission for University Education (CUE) Deputy Secretary for Quality Audit and Standards said financing higher education has been a challenge in the country. She said universities have been relying on the Government to finance university education, adding that the sector has really expanded …

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