Education

Parent Sues International School after Child Scores 96 Marks in KCPE

A Kenyan parent has moved to court after his son scored 96 marks in the just announced KCPE results, although the son was in an international school. The irate parent had spent a fortune educating his son in one of the leading schools in Kenya, in the hope that he would score ‘good’ marks and

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Education

HELB to Forgive Student Loans for all Non-performing Degrees

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has announced that it is willing to forgive any student loan issued in the past if one can prove that the loan never helped them. This is the first time that HELB is taking a conciliative tone to the war on loan defaulters. HELB noted that there is no

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Education

Magoha Warns Against Giving KCPE and KCSE Candidates Special Food

Education CS Prof George Magoha has cautioned parents against giving exam candidates any special foods during the exam period, warning that many promising careers have been cut short by unstable stomachs in the exam rooms. Citing the dangerous tendency to bribe candidates to pass exams with food, Magoha said that many times the practice had

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Education

Safaricom Found to be Fueling School Unrests

The spate of unrest and school fires that have recently been experienced in Kenya have left the education stakeholders confused. The people tasked with running schools have been unable to find the course of the fires, with some suggesting that it might just be that teachers are burning down schools due to work related stress.

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Education

Students Arrest Headteacher over Attempt to Burn School

Students of a local secondary school in Kenya arrested their headteacher and stopped a suspected case of arson at the school. The incidence which took place in Kiambu County happened on Thursday evening, where the headteacher was spotted heading to the dormitories carrying 20 liters of petrol, while the students were attending the evening studies.

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Education

Private School Hiring a Grade Influencer

A leading private school in Kenya is leaving nothing to chance when it comes to the performance of its students. This week, the unnamed school announced the opening of a new role of a grade influencer. Signaling a move from the traditional motivational speakers, the use of a grade influencer has been regarded as a

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Education

Ministry of Education Warns that Children of the Poor are Very Hard to Manage

The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Education, is concerned that the increased number of children born into poverty have become unmanageable, with no foreseeable solution at hand. Following a spate of school fires that have become the staple food for school administrations in Kenya, the government now thinks that the underlying problem is

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Education Governance

“If Only we had 9 Months to Prepare for School Reopening” – Magoha

It was chaos as usual as schools reopened in Kenya following an extended Covid-19 break. Parents, teachers, students and the government were seen making last minutes efforts to get the education machine running once again. Teachers were looking for notes, parents were desperately seeking for loans to pay school fees, and students were on the

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