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Why boys were rejected by Nakuru school?

By Joseph Mambili A boys’ school in Nakuru County converted to a girls-only institution leaving the male students who had reported for Term One shocked. About 60 students of St Georges Greenland Senior Boys had to look for the alternatives after the school’s management decided to covert the school allegedly without informing them. The school’s proprietor George Gichimo claimed that …

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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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School steps up efforts to address teenage pregnancy

By Jeremiah Chamakany. Marigat Integrated Primary School in Baringo County, a school with a population of not less a thousand pupils is a case study in the war against teenage pregnancies. Teenage pregnancy is a scourge that is threatening to reverse the gains so far achieved in the advancement of girl-child rights in education. For the last three years, the …

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Wind blows off roof of Marakwet school

By Dennis Bett. Ten pupils at Kapkures Primary School in Marakwet West recently sustained injuries after strong winds destroyed their classrooms. The afternoon strong winds blew off roofs of two classrooms forcing learners and teachers to scamper for safety. Chebai Sub-Location Assistant Chief Daniel Kibor said the 10 were rushed to Kapcherop Health Centre for treatment. Out of these, eight …

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Ensure national exams run smoothly

By John Njoroge. Parents from Kuresoi and Molo Sub-counties have urged leaders to ensure proper measures are put in place for the national examinations run to smoothly. They said learners are ready for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams. “Our students have prepared themselves well for the national examinations,’’ Robert Kiplagat …

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