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Why school heads need PR skills in running schools

By Charles Okoth In order to stem cases of rampant indiscipline that were witnessed in the recent past in many Kenya schools, it is imperative that school heads managing such institutions are equipped with Public Relations skills to tame unruly students under their charge. The problem is acute in boarding institutions rather than day schools. Sometime back schools in various …

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Why can’t Kenyans transfer zeal for education to problem solving?

By Harrison Mwirigi Ikunda Whenever I happen to take a walk around the centre of Nairobi City from late afternoon to early evening hours I see hordes of students either going to or out of the several university campuses in town. This is replicated in numerous other towns with universities and other tertiary institutions across the country. Higher education particularly …

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New syllabus to promote creativity

By Our Reporter The proposed curriculum for Basic Education to be launched end of January, this year focuses mainly on creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, Education News has established. The curriculum review exercise nearing completion conceptualized Curriculum Reform Policy, Needs Assessment Study and Stakeholders Engagement. The review exercise which has been running for the last one year, according to …

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UASU: Suspend new varsity funding system

By Stephen Makabila The Government has been asked to suspend implementation of the proposed ‘Differentiated Unit Cost’ system in Public universities until the policy has been subjected to public debate. Universities are set to begin implementing the new system this year. The Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) also wants the Commission of University Education (CUE) restructured and Vice- Chancellors (VCs) …

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Principal who tackled exam cheating years before Matiang’i

By Titus Murithi The new Kathiani High School Principal, Mr. Nicholas Nyagah who was transferred from Nkubu High School in the recent TSC transfers can be credited as a school administrator who unflinchingly fought against exam cheating during his tenure at Nkubu High School for the past seven years. In one incident during the final exams at Nkubu, Mr. Nyagah …

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