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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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Kenya: Magoha directs schools to refund second and third term fees

Africa/Kenya/12-05-2020/Author: James Rono/Fuente: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has directed primary and secondary schools to refund second and third term fees to parents who had paid. Addressing the press Wednesday, CS Magoha, however said the parents and the institutions can also come to an alternative agreement to let the fee cover for when […]

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Kenya: Alarm as 4000 school girls get pregnant in Machakos since March

Africa/Kenya/21-06-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke Over 4000 school girls in Machakos County have been impregnated in last three months. Among these, 200 are under 14 years of age. This is according to the County Children’s Officer Salome Muthama speaking on Tuesday during the celebrations to mark the Day of the African Child at Machakos Rescue Center […]

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Kenya: MKU reduces school fees by 30pc to ease burden on guardians

Africa/Kenya/24-05-2020/Author: Hunja Macharia/Fuente: www.kbc.co.ke Mount Kenya University has slashed school fees by 30% in a bid to cushion parents and guardians from the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. MKU Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Dr. Evans Mwiti said it would be unfair for the University to charge full fees yet students have not been attending face to […]

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United Kingdom: Holy Trinity Gravesend school to fine late parents

Europe/United Kingdom/19-01-2020/Author(a) and Source: www.bbc.com A primary school is to fine parents who are late to pick up their children. Holy Trinity in Gravesend, Kent, will issue a £1 charge per pupil every five minutes after 15:40. Social services will be contacted if a child remains uncollected at 16:00, according to a policy that was […]

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Parents urged to install controls for sites accessed by children

Africa/Kenya/01-12-2019/Author(a): Fiona Churu/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Communications Authority of Kenya is urging parents and guardians to be on the look-out on the content their children consumer online, especially during these long holidays. Acting Director General Mercy Wanjau says the national cyber-security centre had observed a sharp increase in the number of cyber-threats and incidents in the […]

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United States: Another Voice: Opt-out movement offers a vision for public education

United States/March 31, 2018/By: Chris Cerrone/Buffalonews Resumen: Otra voz: el movimiento de exclusión ofrece una visión para la educación pública. Six years ago, my family began a journey to take a stand for our children’s education. We were among handful of parents across New York State to publicly announce that our children would “opt-out” of (boycott) the […]

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