Kenya Education

  • PETRA “FKF WILL WORK WITH SCHOOLS”
    5:18 PM

    By Denzin Ngala

    New plans from the Football Kenya Federation Deputy President Doris Petra

    Football Kenya Federation Deputy President Doris Petra has lauded high level of potential being witnessed among the kids at the ongoing National Airtel rising stars term 2 Kenya Secondary School Sports Association championship in Kisumu county.The former chairperson of leagues and competitions who was speaking at Moi stadium after the semi final match between Barding and Passenga revealed that FKF will start working with schools as they seek to realize football growth at the grassroots which was one of the “Team Change ” campaign promises
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  • Parents Faint After Students Demand To Study Less And Play More.
    7:50 AM

    Drama ensued in Kiganjo Mixed Day Secondary school in Nyandarua County when a parent at the school fainted after rebellious students made outrageous demands.

    The irked students who had declined from taking their exams forced the school anagement to convene a meeting that was aimed at sorting out their issues.

    The students shocked their parents and teachers during the joint meeting when they unveiled that their brains were tired of reading. The students demanded that they be given time to play more and study less.
    The parents were shocked to the level of many parents fainting while others shed tears on hearing the …read more

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  • How To Benefit More From HELB Loans.
    9:42 AM

    Higher Education Loans Board will soon commence issuing student loans based on the course a student will be taking.

    The new formula as announced by education CS Fred Matiang’i will see students who are doing science related courses receive more money as compared to other disciplines in different universities.

    The Government is at an advanced stage to implement the Differentiated Unit Cost of funding that will allow the Higher Education Loans Board to disburse loans to students depending on the actual cost of courses,’ said Matiang’i in Parliament.

    The change is also set to affect learning institutions as universities will also receive state …read more

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  • 7 Primary School Pupils Gravely Injured In Fire
    8:11 AM

    Seven pupils from St Augustine Primary School were on Sunday night injured after a shocking inferno broke out in one of their dormitories.

    The incident that happened at 11:30 pm took place in one of the girl’s dormitories that hosted 135 pupils.

    The wounded minors were rushed to Coast Provincial General Hospital where they were put under shock medication with some of the pupils being reported to having breathing problems.

    Deputy OCPD Njoroge Ngigi in the area who confirmed the incident said that they received the alert at around 11.50 pm.

    The assistant OCPD noted that an electric fault could have been the cause …read more

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  • Five Schools Among Them A National School Burns Within A Night
    9:31 AM

    The first national school to join the tide of arson attacks in secondary school is St Patricks High School

    Five other schools in different parts of the country joined the national school to execute the unlawful burning of schools.

    Cabinet Secretary for education Fred Matiang’i has blamed exam cheating cartels for the continued wave of unrest.

    A dormitory was burnt to ashes in St Patrick’s High School during the 7:30pm incident.
    Students from the school are reported to have dotted somebody running away before the fire started bit efforts to nab him were futile.

    Two dormitories at Kiini Girl’s High school in Kirinyaga County were …read more

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  • Teachers Who Allegedly Raped Nine-Year Old Pupil For Two Continuous Months Arrested
    2:12 PM

    Two primary school teachers who have reportedly been raping a nine-year old girl for two months now have been arrested.

    It is reported that the minor have been forced to remain back in school while other pupils went home.
    The minor who was found by her father in a critical condition, raped and left hopeless missed her home for several days prompting her father to institute her search.

    Paul Murithi and Nicholas Mwirigi all who are teachers at Little Angels Academy in Isiolo have now been arrested for defiling the class four pupil.

    Isiolo police boss Charles Ontita who confirmed the arrest said medical …read more

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  • Why You Will Not Marry Until You Clear Your Helb Loan.
    10:22 AM

    Higher Education Loan Board has instituted measures to induce HELB loan defaulters to pay their pending loans.

    The body is considering making it a must for beneficiaries of HELB loan to produce their clearance certificate before knotting ties.

    HELB loan CEO Charles Ringera says the proposal is an exploration to arrest former loan defaulters. He says that such will not be given marriage certificates until they clear with the board.

    ‘I beseech those who are working to get in touch with our office in order to be aided to start the reimbursement process so that others can also benefit,’ the CEO said.

    He made …read more

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  • PHOTOS: Students Stranded As Spreading Fire Burns All Properties
    11:01 AM

    A fierce inferno gutted a section of Kaimosi High School from Vihiga county on Friday morning as students were paraded for the national anthem.

    This is another school burn after frequent fires rendered school dormitories around the country to trash.

    Credible reports have revealed that the fire broke out in only one of the spacious dormitories while the students had gathered for assembly and quickly spread out to burn other properties.

    The hopeless students hysterically tried to salvage the situation in futility as they watched their booklets, uniforms and mattresses going up in flames.

    Late firefighters from Kakamega county tried to contain the already …read more

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  • REVEALED: Why Sossion Wants Secondary School Students To Have Phones In Schools
    12:20 PM

    KNUT secretary general Wilson Sossion has created new disagreements after proposing that secondary school students should be permitted to have phones in schools.

    The no-nonsense teacher’s representative contends that phones should be used to digitize the education structure in the country, and should not be barred in schools.

    ‘Phones are just computers and our students should be certified to own them in school to assist in their training if the national government wants to digitize education in the country,’ he argued.

    He castigated education CS Fred Matiang’i for blaming exam irregularities on presence of mobile phones in schools adding that Matiang’i should lift …read more

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  • PHOTOS: Thika Road Shut As USIU University Students Protest Land Grabbing
    9:54 AM

    United States International University students on Wednesday blocked Thika Superhighway in protests of their land grabbing threats.

    Joined by Dr Manu Chandaria who the University’s Chancellor the students showed solidarity with the USIU fraternity in the demonstrations that was headed to Muthaiga Police Station.

    The rioters left only the service lanes clear in their quest to fight for the alleged grabbing of the organization’s 20 acres land by a United States based medical practioner George Kiongera.

    The Doctor says that bought the land from former president Daniel Arap Moi at Sh 500 million.

    The university administration however publicized pamphlets screening ownership of the land …read more

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