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Emphasis on girl-child education helps them shine in exams

By Wasike Elvis. National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) North Rift regional co-ordinator Moses Ouma has revealed why boys did not perform well in the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations. Speaking to Education News recently Ouma said much emphasis has been put on the girl-child, leaving out the boy child. “The current education policies such as …

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New education system must equip children for the future

The school year is coming to an end and many pupils sat Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) final exams with Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) ongoing. But how many of them will be well-equipped for an unpredictable future? Many education pundits have highlighted the need for schools to strike a better balance between preparing pupils to pass exams …

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MMUST hosts sports medicine conference

By Cally Imbayi. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) recently played host to sports physicians from 20 African countries. The physicians were taught how to manage fatal injuries and deaths on the field. This was the second edition of the sports medicine conference on fatal injuries which took place between 15th and 18th October 2017 with over 2000 …

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State told to release free learning funds early

By Kamundia Muriithi. A teacher’s union and principals of secondary schools have asked the Ministry of Education to release funds for Free Secondary Education (FSE) early enough to facilitate its smooth rollout. The educationists while lauding the Government for the ambitious programme that is set to increase enrolment and retention in schools said FSE should be approached with a lot …

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Helb told to raise minimum polytechnic cash allocation

By Wasike Elvis. The Eldoret National Polytechnic students have urged Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to increase the amount allocated to the institution. Speaking to Education News recently Students Union Chairman Dominic Kiptanui Korir said the current amount is a drop in the ocean compared to the number of students the institution has enrolled. “We usually receive Sh15,000,000 annually which …

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