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School heads demand review of varsity cut off points

By Erick Nyayiera. School heads in Siaya County are calling on the Government to consider reducing the University entry grade from C+ to C plain in order to accommodate more students in the public universities. Led by James Okoyo (pictured) , principal Ramba Boys who is also the chairman of Kenya Secondary School Heads Association, Rarieda, said that this is …

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MCA decries declining education standards

By Amoto Dennis Ndiewo. A member of Tana County assembly (MCA) Fauzia Sadik has raised concern over the decline of education standards in the coastal region. The MCA from Sala Ward claimed that girls have dropped in their performance, unlike boys who performed well in 2017 KCSE examination. She noted that Kilifi, Taita, Taveta, Mombasa, Tana River and Kwale didn’t …

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Knut asks for deferment of new curriculum implementation

By Staff Reporter. Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has asked the Government to spend more time in implementing the new education curriculum reform for it to succeed. Speaking during the 13th Annual Conference for Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA) recently, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion said that many education stakeholders in the country …

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ECDE teachers owed Sh126m

By John Majau. The County Government of Meru owes about Sh126 million in monthly salary arrears of more than 1,400 Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers who were employed in May 2017. The teachers are yet to receive a single cent since they were recruited by the devolved unit with the delay blamed on the change of leadership after governor …

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Matiang’i orders all school buses to be painted yellow by March 30

By Joseph Mambili Interior Security and acting Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has ordered all school buses and vans to be painted yellow by March 30. This is in line with the Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2016 passed in Parliament last year stipulating that school buses to be painted yellow, with institution names written in black. Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2016 contains …

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