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County hires 1000 ECDE teachers

The County government has employed 1,000 nursery school teachers and constructed 580 Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) centres to increase access to learning. Governor Jackson Mandago said employment of the teachers who were fully paid by the County government and construction of classes would go a long way in improving the quality of early child education. “ECDE teachers were …

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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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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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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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Circumcised youth join ‘Matiang’i Age Group’

By Kage Njoroge A group of youth in Muranga County, who recently went through a circumcision rite, has now joined the ‘Matiang’i’ age set. This is in honour of Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i who continues to receive accolades for his efforts to streamline Kenya’s education system. This age group is made up of boys who completed their 2016 …

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