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United Kingdom: Teachers to film 10,000 lessons in case schools can’t fully open in September

Europe/ United Kingdom/ 30.06.2020/ Source: www.theguardian.com.   The online school set up by the government to support pupils in lockdown is preparing to record 10,000 lessons in July, as the government splashes out £4.3m on providing an online learning “backup” during the new academic year. Boris Johnson told the House of Commons last week that […]

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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: Education Committee wants TSC to hire on permanent basis

Africa/Kenya/23-02-2020/Author(a): Kevin Wachira/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The National Assembly Education Committee wants the Teachers Service Commission to recruit teachers on permanent and pensionable terms and not on internship terms. TSC seeks to recruit 10,000 teachers as interns and 5,000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms. Appearing before education committee to defend its budget for the next financial […]

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United Kingdom: Schools to use teacher body cameras to combat bad behavior amid privacy concerns

Europe/United Kingdom/09-02-2020/Author (s) and Source: www.rt.com/ Schools in England are equipping teachers with body cameras in a bid to “de-escalate” confrontations in the classroom as part of a trial program with the intention to make them a permanent feature, raising privacy concerns . At least two schools – one in London and one in Hampshire […]

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Kenya: NGAOs directed to ensure 100pc secondary school transition

Africa/Kenya/02-02-2020/Author: Hunja Macharia/Source: www.kbc.co.ke The Government will conduct a head count of last year’s KCPE candidates who have joined form 1 in line with the 100 percent transition policy. Speaking in Vihiga County Interior CS Fred Matiangi warned that National Government Administrative officers will be held personally liable for the absence of these learners from […]

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