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Parent with Sh800 faints at Kwale school after being told to pay Sh17,000

By Joseph Mambili. A parent who had taken his daughter for admission to a Kwale school in Kinango Sub-county collapsed after being told to pay Sh17,000 and was rushed to hospital. Ndaikwa Chale, on Wednesday, January 11, had taken his daughter to Kingwede Girls Secondary to be admitted at the institution. His daughter Fatuma Chale aged 16 had secured a …

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Over 200 adult learners to sit for KCPE, KCSE

A Total of 255 Adult Education learners in Mombasa County will sit for the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams as private candidates. New Mombasa County Director of Adult Education, Jane Mwale said 138 learners will sit for KCPE whereas 117 will sit for KCSE as private candidates. She further stated …

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Tanzania women lobby group reaches out to girls

By Hilton Mwabili. A women organization, TanzaniaWomen of Achievement (TWA) has rolled out a mentorship programme on an online portal designed to provide mentorship and learning girls and women in Africa. TWA’s transformation programmesfor women and girls started in 2009 with a mission to improve lives, expand opportunities and help women across Tanzaniaand other countries The platform is designed to …

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Teachers face sack over absenteeism

KWALE County Director of Education, Sammy Kagiri (pictured) has warned teachers in the region against absenteeism from schools. He said the practice among teachers has contributed to non-completion of the syllabus in schools. The new director who was speaking to Education News in his office in Kwale town recently said anybody found absent from his or her work station without …

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Govt asked to pay retired teachers to end suffering

Hundreds of retired teachers in the county are living in abject poverty since they have not been paid their terminal benefits, according to outgoing KNUT branch secretary Patrick Mwalimu Rasi (pictured). He decried the impunity in the Ministry of Education where its officials defy the law yet they are not punished or reprimanded. “We know the law requires employers to …

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