Kenya: Form one students to report on August 2nd 2021

Africa/Kenya/18-06-2021/Author: Muraya Kamunde/Source:

Candidates who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams 2020 will join Form One on August 2nd, 2021.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha disclosed the new dates Tuesday as he launched the Form One 2021 selection exercise at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

During the launch, Education CS George Magoha said that a total of 585,942 girls compared to 585,323 boys joining Form one.

“We have 17,406 girls and 18,848 joining national schools this year,” he said.

“We have strictly applied the principles of equity, fairness, merit, transparency, inclusiveness and affirmative action in the form one selection and that is why the placement has taken longer,” he added.

The Education CS also noted that 53,000 KCPE 2020 candidates applied for the Elimu Scholarship Programme under the Education Ministry.

National schools have admitted 17,406 girls and boys 18, 848 summing up to 36,254.

The extra county schools have admitted girls 95,646 and boys 105,431 and the total is 201,077. County schools have taken 115,325 girls and 98,266 boys and the total 213,591.

Students who scored 400 marks and above were placed in National and extra county schools of their choice.

“Special needs candidates were also placed in regular schools of their preference. We have opened up opportunities for children from slums,” said CS Magoha.

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Tanzania: Govt Employs Over 6000 Teachers to Cope With Shortage

Tanzania/June 2, 2018/Allafrica

Resumen: El gobierno dijo el miércoles que había empleado a 6.495 maestros para escuelas secundarias y primarias para llenar los vacíos que quedaron después del despido de aquellos con certificados falsos.

The government said on Wednesday that it has employed 6,495 teachers for both secondary and primary schools to fill gaps left after sacking of those with fake certificates.

Deputy minister in the President’s Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Governments Mr Joseph Kakunda said in 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years, the government audited the certificates and 3,655 teachers were disqualified due to fake certificates.

«You can see we employed more than we sacked,» he said.

Mr Kakunda was responding to a supplementary question asked by Mr Juma Kombo (Wingwi-CCM) who wanted to know how many teachers were employed to fill the positions left by sacked teachers.

Ms Halima Mdee (Kawe-Chadema) also wanted know if the sacked teachers would be paid their retirement benefits.

«Many teachers were using fake certificates but they upgraded themselves and become professional teachers. And they were doing their job well… Why then doesn’t the government consider them for a send-off benefit?» asked Ms Mdee.

However, the Minister for Minerals Ms Angela Kairuki said there was no such possibility.

«You cannot benefit from your own wrong,» she said.

According to her, a total of 1,907 civil servants appealed and were reinstated after discovering that they were mistakenly sacked.


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