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KNUT: Gazette areas in County as Hardship zones

By Benedicto Ng’etich. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has been urged to urgently map out Hardship areas in Nakuru County and start providing Hardship allowances to suffering teachers. The branch KNUT Executive Secretary, Mungai Muhia told the Commission that various parts of the county fell under the Hardship zone and teachers posted there should be compensated adequately. “When you hear …

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Over 1m learners on Digital Literacy Programme

By Alfred Kimosop. Over one million pupils in 23,000 Public schools have benefited from Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) since inception. This was said by the Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection, Phyllis Kandie during the launch of the programme at Seretunin Primary School in Baringo County.

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Union demands promotion of graduate teachers

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Keiyo Branch has told the Government to promote teachers who have acquired higher qualifications. Speaking exclusively to Education News recently in his office, the branch Secretary Mr. Musa Busienei (pictured) said thousands of teachers have invested heavily in education and should be automatically promoted. He said that teachers who handed their certificates in …

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School alarmed by fees arrears

Kericho Day Secondary School Board of management has appealed to parents to pay over Sh3 million in fees arrears to avoid disruption of learning. Speaking during a Parents Teachers Association (PTA) meeting, the School Principal Mr. Vincent Kirui said many parents have not cleared fees arrears making it difficult to run the school smoothly. “Parents owe Kericho Day Secondary School …

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Heavy school bags are ‘deforming’ children, experts warn

By Godfrey Wamalwa. Experts have warned that school going children under the age of 16 years risk developing irreversible back deformities because of the weight of the school bags they carry. The research was conducted by Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) Health Promotion and Sports Science students. Overloaded school bags that are up to double the size …

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