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

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 […]

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 […]

Education

Staring at an Exam Question for too Long Reduces the Chances of Remembering the Answer

The good old practice of intently staring at an exam question until an answer resurrects from a dead corner of the brain is the most popular way of answering difficult questions. However, experts have now warned that the practice is more harmful than good because it actually reduces the chances of remembering the answer. In […]

Education

2020 KCSE Results Will still be Released this Year

The government has expressed confidence that this year’s KCSE results will be released as scheduled, even though schools remain closed until the end of the year. In what can be considered an operations magic, the education CS Secretary said that Covid-19 would not interfere with the release of the results this year because the government […]

Politics

Babu Owino Appointed as the Chief Examiner with KNEC

Youthful Embakasi legislator Babu Owino has been appointed the Chief Examiner at the Kenya National Examination Council as the body realigns itself to meet the needs of students in the midst of a prolonged absence from school. The legislator who holds a First-Class Degree in Actuarial Science proved his worth with the online classes which […]

Education Social

Medical Students Miss Graduation after a Quarantined Lecturer used Examination Scripts for Tissue Paper

Adversity often brings out the best – and the worst – in people. Covid-19 has proved this with the world now suffering from stupid human actions, inactions, and general stupidity that seems to be worse than the virus itself. While you would expect the people with some good knowledge and information are helping humanity at […]

Education

Kenyan Universities end Pending Semesters Without Exams and give Everyone Grade B

With studies disrupted in Kenya and there being no plans on when things will be back to normal, Universities in Kenya have decided to give everyone a grade B and retire the pending Semesters. The move was informed by the prevailing status of Covid-19 spread and the difficulties that resuming the semester would pose to […]