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TSC mourns loss of Nandi Central KNUT branch boss

  By Wellington Andega. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has joined thousands of mourners in grieving the untimely death of Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Nandi Central branch boss, Sylvester Kiplagat Taalam. Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Macharia described the late Taalam as a hard working professional who met his death in the prime of his career. In a message …

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Siaya: Moi Varsity campus won’t be phased out

By Erick Nyayiera. Education Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i has assured that Moi University’s Odera Akang’o campus in Gem Sub-county will not be closed down. Matiangi who spoke during a visit to the campus in Yala town dismissed rumours doing the rounds that the institution would be shut. He challenged the local community to continue doing businesses with university fraternity. “I …

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Experts favour biotech to boost food production

By Kamundia Muriithi. Scientists and scholars have presented a strong case for the adoption use of biotechnology in food production. Proponents of biotechnology who included researchers, university dons, farmers and regulatory authorities are convinced that modern biotechnology tools could help in production crop varieties and livestock breeds to withstand the stresses of drought or pests. Biotechnology is the use of …

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Kenyan youth to benefit from Sh100m Rockefeller grant

By Staff Reporter Youth empowerment in Kenya has received a major boost with Rockefeller Foundation donating Sh100 million to boost their training under the Ajira Digital Programme that aims to introduce young people to online work. The programme is a multi-sectoral government initiative that aims to introduce young people to online work by providing them with tools, training and mentorship …

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Teachers to get promotions based on track record

By Munene Maina. Teachers upgrading their education levels will have to improve on their performance to earn promotions. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chairperson, Dr Lydia Nzomo has said acquiring a certificate or long service was not enough to guarantee promotion. The TSC chairperson who was speaking in Nakuru during Central Region Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA) Annual Delegates …

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