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Joy in South Sudan, as schools reopen after 14-month COVID lockdown

Africa/South Sudan/07-05-2021/Author and Source: news.un.org The countrywide reopening of schools in South Sudan is a welcome step on the road to “normalcy” for youngsters, two in three of whom need humanitarian assistance, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Describing the “joy” felt by children and aid workers as classrooms reopened on Monday after […]

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Kenya: 4 KCSE invigilators arrested for exam leakage arraigned in Court

Africa/Kenya/02-04-2021/Authors: Hunja Macharia/Celestine Mwango/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Four KCSE invigilators arrested in Migori yesterday for exam leakage have been arraigned in Rongo law courts Wednesday morning. According to the charge sheet, one of the teachers who was supervising examination at a hospital where one student was doing the exams was found transporting the student’s papers alone. The […]

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Kenya: National exams to be held with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocol

Africa/Kenya/19-03-2021/Author: Haniel Mengistu/Source: www.kbc.co.ke It’s all systems go for the nationwide Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations next week. The countrywide school exams were cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic which has disrupted the whole academic year. The Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Magoha […]

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Will kids ever forgive us for depriving them of their childhood? What we put them through has been ruinous for their mental health

By: Robert Bridge Critics of lockdowns & school closures to halt Covid-19 have compared the effects to child abuse. And now that new data points to some deeply disturbing long-term psychological damage, it looks like they were right. Abiding by the new age medical maxim that commands ‘everyone stop living so that you don’t die’ […]

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World: Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

World/03-05-2021/Author and Source: news.un.org More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday. “As we approach the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are again reminded of […]

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Kenya: NCIC, KFCB sensitize university students on political intolerance

Africa/Kenya/26-02-2021/Authors: Hunja Macharia / Haniel Mengistu/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The National Cohesion and Integration Commission has embarked on a sensitization programe for university students to curb rising political temperatures. NCIC in partnership with Kenya film classification board KFCB sensitized university students on National values and peace to enhance good values and governance among the youth at the […]

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Kenya: Form three student arrested in Nyandarua for assaulting teacher sentenced

Africa/Kenya/19-02-2021/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke A form three student who pleaded guilty to assaulting his teacher has been handed 18 months non-custodial sentence, as the court ordered his transfer to another school. Samuel Muigai Migwi was sentenced to 18 months’ probation by Nyahururu Senior Resident Magistrate, James Wanyanga who said the court took the decision after […]

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