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Baboons invade schools

By John Ochieng. Students and teachers from Rongo and Awendo sub-counties are living in fear after baboons invaded schools. A spot check by Education News revealed that school-going children, afraid of encountering the animals, no longer leave their homes. Farmers are counting losses as the troops of baboons wreak havoc on their farms. They have destroyed the maize crops and …

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Housing Co-op plans to construct hostels

By James Wakahiu. A Housing Co-operative Society plans to construct hostels to meet demand for accommodation by students of Muranga University. “We are engaging members to finance construction of these hostels so as to bring to an end the suffering students undergo while seeking accommodation near the campus,” said Jeremey Keremeri Chairman of Broad Borders Housing and Land Cooperative Society …

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School in Murang’a targets improved performance

By Kage Njoroge. To facilitate delivery of quality teaching and learning to improve academic performance, holistic measures have been put in place at Karung’ang’i Mixed Day Secondary School in Murang’a County. The nascent institution, which started humbly just over eight years ago, is determined to be a centre offering competitive learning to the students. Karung’ang’i school Principal; Peter Mwangi Karanja …

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County to recruit ECDE caregivers

By Joseph Mukubwa. Nyeri County will soon recruit caregivers to support all the Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) centres in the area. Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru said this will build up capacity and ensure quality and high training standards within these centres. “Our mandate focuses on pre-primary education and vocational training. Sadly, these areas were not prioritized by the …

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Netherlands offers funds to boost polytechnics

By Philemon Kiprop. Polytechnics in Trans Nzoia County received a major boost following funding from the government of Netherlands to finance training and purchase of equipment at the tertiary institutions. The partnership will see several polytechnics and technical institutions receive assistance. Speaking during the signing of the agreement in Kitale recently Erick Lusweti the County Chief Officer on Tertiary Education …

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