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HELB in panic over soaring student loan demands

By Kiptanui Rutto. Soaring student loan demands has sent the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) into panic mode. The Board’s fiscal estimate for 2017/2018 Financial Year is Sh20 billion to address the expanded number of students undertaking Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses at middle level colleges and universities. The National Treasury has, however, allocated HELB Sh6.6 billion, while they expect …

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Bottlenecks bar Private sector from funding universities

By Amoto Dennis. Too many bottlenecks make Private sector ignore funding universities, Education CS Fred Matiang’i has noted. Speaking at a Nairobi hotel during the opening of the Seventh Annual Meeting for the Inter-University Council for East Africa, the CS urged universities not solely rely on Exchequer for funding. “We need to begin thinking hard of how we can fund …

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Troubled Kirinyaga school rescued at last

By Kamundia Muriithi. A well-wisher has come to the rescue of Gacharu Primary School in Kirinyaga County that was in a state of disrepair. The charitable man who did not wish to be named rehabilitated a classroom and bought new desks and chairs for Standard Eight pupils. He read about the sorry state of the school in an article published …

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TSC creates new directorates’ to boost service delivery

By John Machio. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has initiated major reforms by creating two more directorates and establishing eight positions of Regional Coordinators, Education News has learnt. The reforms aimed at provision of quality teaching has seen the Commission establish the Directorate of Field Services and the Directorate of Labour Relations to take care of industrial matters fronted by teachers’ …

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