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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: KETRACO scholarships to bridge engineering skills among vulnerable girls

Africa/Kenya/05/07/2020/Author: Claire Wanja/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, KETRACO has partnered with Kenyatta University to offer scholarships to girls from vulnerable families across the country. The partnership will see KETRACO pump resources into the program dubbed KETRACO Scholarship for Orphans and Vulnerable Students (KSOVS). Over the next five years vulnerable female students in […]

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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: KUPPET wants teachers cushioned from Covid-19 effects

Africa/Kenya/07-05-2020/Author: Muraya Kamunde/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) now wants the Education Ministry to cushion over 72,000 Board of Management teachers from the adverse economic effects during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Since the first case of Covid19 in Kenya was announced on 13th March 2020 subsequent closure of schools on 15th March 2020, […]

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Kenya: Our focus is not on reopening schools, says CS Magoha

Africa/Kenya/31-05-2020/Author: Margaret Kalekye/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Ministry of Education has cautioned against the rush to reopen schools during this coronavirus pandemic. Education Cabinet Secretary Friday hinted at pushing again the reopening of schools considering the rising number of coronavirus infections. Kenya has 1,618 cases, with 147 reported Thursday. “You have seen the numbers this week and […]

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Kenya: Magoha picks committee to advise on school reopening

Africa/Kenya/17-05-2020/Author: Suleiman Yeri/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has appointed a 10 member committee to explore the best possible strategies of restoring normalcy in the basic education sector. The committee which starts its work immediately will be headed by Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development Chairperson Dr Sarah Ruto. The members are Indimuli Kahi, […]

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Kenya: Over 100 vulnerable children are sexually abused annually

Africa/Kenya/08-03-2020/Author: KNA/Source: www.kbc.co.ke At least 150 children living with disability are sexually abused in Trans Nzoia County every year, according to research carried out by a local NGO, Human Inclusion International organization. The report says children with mental impairment are worst affected. Human Inclusion International project officer Janet Nyangweso sexual violence is three times more […]

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