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School in Thika where corporal punishment is a way of life

By James Wakahiu. Repeated incidents of corporal punishment at a Thika primary school have parents worried about their children’s safety in the institution. Parents say scenes of mass corporal punishment and obvious acts of impunity among a section of the teaching staff at the school in Juja Sub-County have been going on for a while now. A parent who didn’t …

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Njiru-ini school gets ICT equipment boost

By Joseph Mukubwa. Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has donated computers and other assorted ICT equipment worth Sh4.3 million to Njiru-ini Secondary School. The donations included 20 desktop computers, 2 printers, and a sponsorship of Internet connectivity provision for one year. Speaking during the handover ceremony recently, CA Chairman Ngene Gituku said ICTs have now occupied the centre stage of …

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Conflicting laws threatening education, says KNUT boss

By James Wakahiu. Thika Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) branch wants the education system in the country harmonised to help create a healthy learning environment, especially in public primary schools. Executive Secretary, Joe Mungai says there are conflicts in the Education sector resulting from the country’s 2010 Constitution. He said for instance, that primary school education fall under the …

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Row brews over location of new varsity

Our Reporter A row is brewing over the loca­tion of a pro­posed university with a legislator threatening to lead mass protest if the institution was not located in Ndaragwa. Education Cabi­net Secretary, Fred Matiang’i has given Ol Kolau town the nod to host the new university at Salient Secondary School. However, Ndaragwa MP Waweru Nderitu has opposed the pro­posal, saying …

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Kwale County needs 3,400 teachers to end shortage

By Tsozungu Kombe. Kwale County urgently requires 3,400 teachers to end understaffing in schools in the region. Speaking to Education News in Kwale town recently, Kwale County Kenya National Union of Teachers ( Knut) Executive Secretary, Daudi Yusufu Heri (pictured) said that once the 3,400 teachers are employed they will be deployed in Kinango, Kwale and Msambweni sub counties. He …

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