Education

Interview with Student who came Last in 2020 KCPE

You’ve probably read about Faith Mumo, the student who topped 2020 KCPE and was all over the news. At worst, you read the story of parent who sued school after child scored 96 marks in 2020 KCPE. This is what makes news, so we took time to find the student who came last and give […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Economics

Two Kenyan Teachers Set to Win Another Coveted Global Award

Barely a year after Mwalimu Mr. Peter Tabichi won the Global Teacher Prize 2019, another set of teachers have been nominated for the global award. This is after a video of 2 teachers sharing a class in Serian Primary School, Baringo County emerged and trended on social media. In the video, class 8 and PP1 […]

Education

Lake Baringo Secondary School Students Resume Learning on Boats

It was cosmic chaos as learning resumed in boats at Lake Baringo Secondary school, following the overflowing of the lake last year which submerged all the buildings at the school. The school which still remains the only learning institution in the region was partially submerged in 2020 following a rise in water levels of Lake […]

Education

Kenya Identifies 27000 Trees that will be used as Classrooms once Schools Reopen

The Government of Kenya has identified some 27000 trees that will be used as semi-permanent classrooms once the schools fully reopen in 2021, following a 9-month closure due to Covid-19. The initiative is as a result of the social distancing requirements meant to slow down the spread of Covid-19, where the previous environment where 60 […]

Economics

Academic Writing Emerges as Kenya’s Top Foreign Exchange Earner

Academic writing overtook Tourism, Diaspora remittance, loans and proceeds from hacking to become the top foreign exchange earner in Kenya in the first nine months of 2020. In the report published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Academic writing was noted to have played a crucial role in sustaining the economy even as other […]