Month: November 2020

Covid-19: Data shows Nairobi worst-hit with teachers’ deaths

Nairobi County remains the worst-hit with deaths of teachers resulting from Covid-19 infections. According to the data released by Minet Kenya— a teachers’ insurance scheme—36 teachers have died since Covid-19 struck in the country on March 13, 2020. Nairobi leads with seven deaths while 15 of the total deaths have been of school principals so …

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Prof Kibwage picked as Egerton University Acting VC

Prof Isaac Kibwage, formerly the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of Administration, Planning and Development at Egerton University is now the Acting Vice-Chancellor at the university. Prof Kibwage takes over the helm of Egerton University after his appointment was pronounced in a memo by the Registrar Thomas Serrem on Friday. “This is to bring to your …

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Cash-starved Knut heads to elections despite challenges

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) will conduct its branch elections beginning January 4, 2020, despite the growing financial challenge rocking the union. The union’s Secretary-General Wilson Sossion revealed to the press that Knut was unbowed by the financial crises and would go against all odds to ensure the elections are conducted. Sossion, who was …

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Magoha holds firm as PSC strip him of hiring, firing powers

Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on Saturday came out guns blazing as he defended his track record and his style of leadership at the helm of education sector. Amidst heavy criticism and growing dissent on the manner in which he handles his juniors, Magoha issued a statement saying were it not for his brutal approach; …

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Uhuru initiates plans to get basic learning on track

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced plans to revamp and equip schools in preparation for the reopening in January 2021. Some of the measures lined up include the building of more than 12,500 classrooms to ensure that progressive reopening of schools is on course. In his state of the nation address in Parliament yesterday, the Head …

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