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Magoha roots for learning under trees to mitigate crisis in public schools

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has ruled out any possibility of postponing the reopening of schools set for January 4, 2021. With public schools preempting influx of learners from private schools in large numbers, which could make classrooms and other facilities inadequate, the CS urged schools to consider using tree shades as makeshift classrooms …

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Education officers recalled ahead of reopening, administration of KCSE and KCPE

Education Ministry has recalled all its officials on leave urging them to resume duty and prepare for the full reopening of schools set for January 4, 2021. The Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang sent a circular to newsrooms instructing the officers to resume duty to ensure smooth reopening of schools. According to the PS, …

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Admission crisis in public schools looms as Magoha steps in

Crisis lingers in the education sector after it emerged that most learners who were registered in private schools may seek chances in the public learning facilities after being priced out due to the economic slump triggered by Covid-19 pandemic. The Standard reported on Monday that most parents are eyeing public schools as their only fall …

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State measures to ensure all learners resume learning in January

The government has crafted measures to ensure that all learners resume schooling by next month, January 4, 2021, as had earlier been scheduled by the Ministry of Education. President Uhuru Kenyatta in his address during the 57th Jamhuri Day celebrations directed chiefs and their assistants to ensure that all learners are back in class come …

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Magoha urges for calm as unease builds over varsity fees hike

Tension is building as students protest the recent decision by the treasury, vice-chancellors and Members of Parliament to triple university fees citing looming financial crisis in the institutions. Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha however gave an assurance that the matter was subject to consensus for an agreement on the way forward on how the higher …

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Prof Mwonya reinstated as Egerton University VC pending hearing

Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nakuru has suspended the recent decision by Egerton University to replace vice-chancellor Prof Rose Mwonya. The court ruled on Monday that the November 20 decision by the varsity to send Prof Mwonya on terminal leave before the end of her term on January 12, 2021, was illegal. The Njoro-based …

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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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