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Government commits to improve teacher training

By Azael Masese. The creation of the Directorate of Teacher Education in the Education Ministry is a clear indication of the critical role a teacher plays in the ongoing curriculum reforms. Kenya Teachers Colleges Principals Association (KTCPA) chairman James Wachaga termed this as a key policy decision that will make the vision of attaining quality education achievable. “This is a …

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Promote reading culture, education stakeholders told

By Joseph Mukubwa. Education stakeholders have been urged to help promote a reading culture in learning institutions. This is to enhance literacy levels as well as develop other competencies in children. Nyeri Central Sub-county District Education Officer Mary Kamurua made these remarks after the release of a report on the state of education in the country by Twaweza showing that …

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Keep off education, politicians warned

By Daniel Lokwang. The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) West Pokot branch has warned area politicians against meddling in education matters and interfering with education officers and teachers in the county. The union condemned recent demonstrations against the County TSC director and his staff demanding them to leave the County. The union also faulted one member of county assembly …

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Parents cautioned against child marriages

By Johnston Keti. Samburu parents have been warned against marrying off underage girls during the school holidays. The vice deprives them of their bright future, Samburu county commissioner Wilfred Kinyua has said. Kinyua said child marriage is associated with lower levels of schooling for girls in every region and is a barrier to international development goals. The commissioner revealed that …

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Inter county posting of teachers faulted

By Daniel Lokwang. Leaders in West Pokot and Turkana Counties have protested over the inter county posting of teachers policy by the Ministry of Education citing a threat to schools in interior places in the counties where schools risky closure. The leaders said the policy discriminates residents from acquiring education and development. Led by Endough Ward representative, Evanson Lomaduny, the …

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