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Sand mining a menace to schools

By Kamundia Muriithi. Students in 12 schools in Mbeere South sub-county, Embu County have been suffering since they opened for third term from dust attributed to sand harvesting. The schools are along the 48km Kiritiri-Kiambere-Karuura road that sand merchants use to ferry sand mined from quarries in Mbeere to various towns in the country. Owing to the dry weather, the …

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Stop marrying off school girls, parents warned

By Staff Reporter. Parents in Kilifi County have been warned against marrying off their daughters due to poverty. Speaking to Education News recently, Amina Munyazi Kupalia who unsuccessfully vied for Kilifi County Woman Representative seat, warned amorous men who defile children that they will face full force of the law if caught. “Under Sexual Offences Act, a culprit can be …

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Stick to policy, teachers advised

By John Ochieng. Some teachers have been interdicted for their failure to adhere to education policy regulations. This was said by Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA) National Chairman, Shem Ndolo at the Eastern Region Conference held in Isebania, Migori County Ndolo said regulations are very clear and wondered why many teachers failed to follow them. He cited outlawed …

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919 schools to benefit from tree planting programme

By Kamundia Muriithi. Some 919 schools in semi-arid parts of Embu, Machakos and Kitui counties are set to benefit from a tree planting programme aimed at increasing forest cover in the dry areas. The programme in which 120 schools have already benefitted seeks to empower schools by having the trees act as a source of fuel, shade and timber. The …

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Over 100,000 children out of school in Garissa despite FPE

By Amoto Dennis. Almost 100,000 children are out of school in the county and most are roaming in urban and rural hamlets, participants at an educational stakeholder meeting were recently told in Masalani. The situation prevails in the region despite Compulsory education and Free Primary Education (FPE) law being active in Kenya. A United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) education specialist, …

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