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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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Teachers and pupils ‘molested’ in Cameroon attack

Africa/Cameroon/08-11-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke Gunmen have attacked a school in the coastal city of Limbe in south-west Cameroon. A senior official at the school, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the attackers forced students and teachers to undress before beating them up and molesting some of them. They then set parts of the school […]

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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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Kenya: Lecturers’ strike blights graduation for UoN medical students

Africa/Kenya/11-10-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke Medical doctors, pharmacists and nurses undertaking their studies at the University of Nairobi and who were set to be conferred with honours this year risk missing out following a lecturers’ strike which commenced Thursday. Lecturers drawn from the College of Health Sciences and Kenyatta National Hospital campus through a statement claim […]

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