Teachers shortage hits Mandera county in Kenya

Most schools in Mandera County risk closing just a week after re-opening, following a nine-month break occasioned by the Covid-19 outbreak, for lack of teachers. The Nation has established that schools with more than 200 learners from Grade One to Standard Eight only have a teacher each running the show. For example, in Banisa Sub-County, 35 full-fledged […]

Santa Mukuru Kayaba Primary school

Mukuru Kayaba primary school is situated in the Mukuru kayaba slum in Nairobi. This school started in 1985 as Non-formal school with about 200 students and four teachers assisted by volunteers. At the time  the pupils who were admitted were children over ten years old who had either been out of school for various reasons […]

Parents and teachers faces tough time

More than 15 million learners are expected to return to school tomorrow, some for the first time in nine months, amid uncertainty among teachers and education officials on how to run the institutions during a pandemic. While some have put in place some hygiene facilities, including sanitising points, hand-washing points, thermoguns and extra toilets to […]

Schools fees tussle in Kenya as Magoha warns against increase

Prof Magoha said no child should be denied admission because of unpaid fees for the first term or second term.Tonny Omondi | Nation Media Group Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has warned head teachers against violating fees guidelines after a parents’ association reported complaints about higher levies charged by schools. The Kenya National Parents Association […]

More than 300 private schools shut as Covid-19 takes its toll

Without fees during the nine-month closure, many private schools were unable to pay staff, teachers and other workers. Covid-19 has put out of business more than 300 private schools, which means over 56,000 learners must seek admission in new institutions on Monday. According to the Kenya Private Schools Association, 339 academies, majority in densely populated […]

Effects of Covid-19 on Education in Africa

Between April and August 2020, Human Rights Watch conducted 57 remote interviews with students, parents, teachers, and education officials across Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia to learn about the effects of the pandemic on children’s education. Human Rights Watch research shows that school closures […]

Challenges of getting Education in Kenya

The impact of poverty in Kenya and the rest of Africa especially sub-Saharan Africa, poverty remains one of the biggest challenges compounded by lack of employment opportunities for school graduates and College/university graduates, this act as one of the catylist for rampant drop out of schools as there is no enough motivation to do so. […]

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