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Mayhem as Sossion leads top brass out of burial ceremony

By Wellington Andega. Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion led union top brass to storm out of a burial ceremony for Nandi Central branch boss, Sylvester Taalam held in the county recently. The event that attracted union leaders from Mombasa to Kisumu donning green T- shirts and shirts striped with KNUT colours was from the word …

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Seven schools in Oloitokitok get new ECDE Classrooms

Seven schools in Oloitokitok Sub-County are set to benefit from a project by an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) which will see Early Childhood Development (ECDE) classrooms built in their institutions. The schools in dire need of the learning centres are having over 70 children in a classroom while others learn under trees. The seven which are set to benefit from …

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The importance of teachers as mentors and role models

By Pauline Kithinji. One of the tactics my dad used to make me take my studies seriously was to threaten to enrol me for a P1 (Primary Teacher Education Certificate) if I failed my national examinations. It worked. It’s just a certificate, let alone a diploma. And I dreaded the mere thought of being a teacher. Teaching seemed monotonously boring …

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Why corporal punishment in schools should remain outlawed

I recently paid a visit to a private school in Eldoret town, where my child is enrolled, as was shocked to see teachers canning pupils in the open. I suddenly understood my child did not want to report to school anytime he is late, for fear of corporal punishment. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has already sent a circular to …

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Relief as feeder centres cut distance for young learners

By Kamundia Muriithi. County Government has built 11 feeder centres for pre-school pupils in locations where nearest primary schools are far away. The newest centres built include Dallas which has 69 pupils and Shauri with 25 pupils while the rest are spread across the county. The centres have reduced the distance that the Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) pupils walk …

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