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Govt allocates Sh50bn for education

By James Wakahiu. The government has allocated Sh50 billion for the capitation of free primary and secondary education, examination fees for private and public schools among others in the next financial year. Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i (pictured) said the investment would support effective education of children. “All plans we have like vision 2030 need people who are well …

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CS calls for security for Standard One tablets

Public Service, Gender and Youths Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki has asked Education sector stakeholders to provide adequate security for the new tablets being distributed for use by pupils. She said that after the launch of Digital Literacy Programme by the Jubilee government, there is need for even local communities to put in place mechanisms to ensure the devices are secure. …

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Principals to govt: Allow us to hire BOM teachers

By Azael Masese. Biting shortage of Teachers Service Commission (TSC) teachers in public schools might slow the pace of reforms being undertaken in the Education sector, Heads of secondary schools say. This comes at a time when the government is moving to rein in Principals who charge parents what it views as exorbitant fees, to pay teachers employed by the …

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Teachers, employer face off over transfers

By Kage Njoroge. Teachers in the county are resisting transfers from hardship regions where they get lucrative allowances from their employer. Kenya National Union Teachers (KNUT) local branch has asked Teacher Service Commission (TSC) to stop moving tutors from Hardship allowance paying regions of Muranga South and Gatanga Sub-Counties. According to Murang’a South KNUT branch Executive Secretary, John Njata the …

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Too many private schools to blame for education collapse

The downfall of education standards in the county has been blamed on too many private schools which bar children from humble backgrounds from getting the essential service. Speaking during a meeting between leaders and board members of Raichiri Primary School in Ndaragwa held in Naivasha, Bishop David Thagana from Glory Outreach Assembly said Nyandarua was once a leader in education …

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