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Primary teacher curriculum to be reviewed soon, says Education PS

By Eric Nyayiera. The Primary Teacher Education (PTE) programme will soon be reviewed under the current education reforms. Education Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang said this will align it to the current curriculum just like in primary and secondary schools. This, he said, will be achieved through retraining of teachers to provide them with skills and child centered approach. Speaking …

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P1 A-Level teachers back with new demands

By John Machio. A pressure group representingP1 A-Level teachers has presented fresh demands to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), seeking to have these teachers promoted to higher grades, Education News has learnt. This pressure is mounting after their counterparts, who attended a two-week training session, were subsequently promoted to Job Groups ‘M’ and ‘N’. The group has directed all affected …

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Govt urged to develop policy for ECDE sector

The National Government has been asked to develop a policy governing Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) programmes in the training of Pre-Service and In-Service training institutions. Dr. Dominic Mwenja, a university lecturer and proprietor of Miramar International College in Nairobi also added that there was need for legislation to streamline the ECDE curriculum in the country. He decried the lack …

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Professionals challenged to invest in education

Professionals and elites from Ugunja Sub-County have been challenged to come back and develop their village schools to enhance academic performance across the region. Ugunja politician, Joseph Alur said there is no way the village schools could grow if professionals don’t come home to develop them. He stated that the only way through which they can give back to the …

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Why Kenyan varsity staff are poor

These payments were to be shared proportionately by three unions, namely University Academic Staff Union (UASU), University Non-academic Staff Union (UNTESU) and Kenya Union of Domestic Hotels Educational Institutions Hospital and Allied Workers (KUDHEIHA). “The remaining Sh3.9 billion (i.e. second half of the requirement) was to be paid in the context of the 2010/2013 Medium Expenditure Framework Budget,” added the …

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