Month: October 2020

Learners safer in school than at home, no turning back- PS Kipsang

Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang has ruled out the possibility of closing schools again after the Covid-19 cases short up in what has been described as the second wave in the country. Despite noting the coronavirus cases in 35 schools, where 17 students, 32 teachers and four non teaching staff have been infected; the …

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Tononoka Secondary School Principal succumbs to Covid-19

Mohammed Khamis, Tononoka Secondary School Principal who was part of the group of 15 teachers who contracted Covid-19 last week has succumbed to the virus. Mr Khamis deputy Benjamin Nzaro confirmed the saddening news to the media on Monday after his boss had succumbed to the disease at the Coast General Hospital.  The principal was …

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State suspends phased schools reopening due to virus infection surge

The government has suspended the process of phased reopening of schools which was supposed to target other learners still languishing at home citing increase in Covid-19 cases. The development implies that only learners of Grade 4, Class 8 and Form Four will continue with face-to-face learning after they reopened two weeks ago. And even those …

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Reprieve for Helb loanees as BBI proposes four-year grace period

Fresh graduates who are loanees of Higher Educational Loans Board (Helb) may be given a grace period of four years after which they can start repaying their educational loans. The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report proposes amendment to the Higher Education Loans Board Act to hand a reprieve to the fresh graduates and those without …

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Grade 4 and Class 8 learners to begin test after Mashujaa Day disruption

Grade 4 and Class 8 learners are beginning their assessment tests on Wednesday, October 21, after the exercise was postponed due to the Mashujaa Day celebrations. Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) had issued a letter postponing the tests saying the decision was reached to allow the State conduct the Mashujaa fete. “The purpose of this …

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Kevin De Bruyne to Miss Man City Arsenal Clash, Man United, Liverpool at Sixes and Sevens

Manchester City’s ace, who won the PFA Player of the Year award in the 2019-20 season, will not make the first eleven scheduled to face Arsenal due to an injury. Manchester United and Liverpool play big games as they look to rewrite the wrongs of their previous results. Who will come out on top? Here’s …

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Uncertainty lingers over reopened schools as State mulls another lockdown

The government could be forced to institute restrictions on movements again if the Covid-19 cases continue to rise. This is after the country continued to post higher Covid-19 cases even after the Ministry of Health hinted at a flattening curve and low positivity rate, which led to the relaxing of restrictions and reopening of learning …

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