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Kenya: Education ministry launches online safety manual for children

Africa/Kenya /22-11-2020/Author: Margaret Kalekye/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education has launched the first children and facilitators manuals for training on online safety and security. The manual approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in collaboration with Terre des Hommes Netherlands ensures children can develop in a safe environment. The manual comes in a […]

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Kenya: MKU VC lauds digital learning as University welcomes new students

Africa/Kenya/15-11-2020/Autor(a): Hunja Macharia/Fuente: www.kbc.co.ke Mount Kenya University has successfully embraced digital platforms to support online learning through innovative and collaborative technologies. MKU Vice Chancellor Stanley Waudo says the decision was arrived at after the Government closed all learning institutions early in the year after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. “On-line learning is student-centered; it encourages […]

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Govt: Students already in schools to continue learning. Kenya

Africa/Kenya/01-11-2020/Author and Source: ww.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education will not close schools for students who have already resumed learning, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education Dr. Belio Kipsang has said. Dr. Kipsang said the children are far safer in schools because the school environment is regulated unlike the environments outside educational institutions. He made the […]

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Kenya: School heads to ensure next year’s candidates return to school

Africa/Kenya/25-10-2020/Author:Muraya Kamunde/Source: www.kbc.co.ke All school heads in the country have been tasked to ensure that all students who sit for their KCPE and KCSE exams next year return to school. University Education and Research Principal Secretary Amb. Simon Nabukwesi who was on weeklong visit to several learning institutions in Nyanza and Western Kenya regions to assess […]

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Kenya: COVID-19: Bottlenecks as schools implement phased re-opening

Africa/Kenya/18-10-2020/Author: Nicholas Kigondu/Source: ww.kbc.co.ke More learners reported back to school on Tuesday following the reopening of primary and secondary schools for Grade 4, class 8 and Form four learners amid safety concerns.  In-person learning resumed on Monday across the country with learners facing extended learning schedules as teachers strive to recover lost time and regularize […]

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Zizek: Covid crisis sparked fear of communism & China’s rise as superpower. But best way to prevent communism is to FOLLOW China

By: Slavoj Zizek Across the world, the establishment is aware of the radical social consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why we’re seeing leaders introduce strategies and thinking that could be interpreted as fascist in principle. A story picked up by the UK media at the end of September passed almost unnoticed. As The Guardian reported, “The […]

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Time to re-open schools in Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF

Africa/27-09-2020/Author: Beth Nyaga/Source: www.kbc.co.ke UNICEF has called on governments, parents and teachers across Eastern and Southern Africa to urgently and safely re-open schools, as the costs of continued school closures escalate across Eastern and Southern Africa. While there are encouraging reports that 13 out of 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have returned children […]

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