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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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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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Students showcase projects to address tough challenges

By Staff Reporter. The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa held an exhibition recently to showcase innovative projects by 16-year-old students as part of its programme to create outstanding young entrepreneurs, scientists and future leaders. The annual Personal Project Exhibition was the culmination of intensive year-long projects that identify areas of need, backed up by intensive research, which are then developed into …

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