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County leaders worried as education plummets

Some Garissa County Members of County Assembly (MCAs) have expressed worry over the falling standards of education in the area. They noted that the trend of events could be attributed to poor leadership during their tenure. Led by Dertu Ward MCA, Abdi Mursal, the leaders admitted that the Assembly didn’t make much substantive legislation on education. – Our Reporter.

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Terror attacks hurts education

By Amoto Dennis. Garissa has suffered mightily at the hands of Al Shabaab, an extremist group whose deadly attacks have left a painful void in the region’s schools. The shock, fear and continued sense of insecurity have caused dozens of schools to close. Non local teachers have refused to return to teach in areas where they fear terrorist attacks, according …

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Divorce impacts children school performance

By Amoto Dennis. A high rate of divorce among Muslim couples in Wajir County is impacting negatively on the education standards. A Judicial Officer, Sheikh Abdiwahab said children of divorced parents experienced setbacks in schools and were more prone to failing. He said that more than 200 divorce cases were reported last year and another 95 have so far been …

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91st National Music Festival kicks off at MMUST

By Tito Tavasi Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has extend a warm welcome to more than 100,000 participants who are attending the 91st Edition of the National Music Festival that started at Masinde Muliro Universality of Science and Technology (MMUST) in Kakamega town. Oparanya said  the theme: “Enhancing the National Unity, Cohesion and Integration” is not only appropriate but also timely, …

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PS: Most Public schools have received tablets

Over 70 per cent of Public primary schools in the country have received Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) devices. Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Sammy Itemere said recently in Kakamega County during the launch of the programme. A few of the schools that haven’t received the devices, he said, is due to lack of power …

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