The Great Zimbabwe

The Great Zimbabwe is an ancient City that flourished around 12th to mid 15th centuries in Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. The Kingdom which the city served as headquarter is subject to controversy. The city is believed to have served as Royal Palace for the local monarch. The city was constructed […]

There will be no boarding schools, KSCE and KCPE examinations in Kenya with new proposals

Parents should now prepare to have their children at home as an education task force proposes scrapping of boarding in secondary schools. Boarding facilities will be reserved for a few institutions that will admit learners across the country to pursue various pathways in senior secondary schools as envisioned under the new 2-6-3-3-3 education system. The […]

Mosi-oa-Tunya-The Victoria Falls fun facts

Mosi-oa-Tunya (From the Kololo or Lozi language) that is the name known to locals, can be translated as smoke that thunders. British explorer and missionary David Livingston was the first European to view it and named it Victoria Falls after the then queen of England The Zambezi river that falls as Victoria Falls is the […]

Deal reached to increase fees for varsity students in Kenya

Fees for all government-sponsored students in public and private universities is expected to rise after a parliamentary committee on education agreed with institutions’ management to gradually increase it. The National Assembly Committee on Education said the current fees of Sh16,000 has not been adjusted since 1989 despite the rise in cost of running tertiary institutions. […]

Rhino poaching in South Africa down 33 percent during lockdown

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa 2020 dropped by 33% ,official figures showed partly coronavirus lockdown severely limited poachers’ movements. The gains were marginally reversed when movement restrictions were loosened. At least 394 rhinos were slaughtered in 2020, down from the 594 recorded in the previous year, Environment Minister Barbara Creecy said in […]

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the longest serving non-loyal consecutive president in Africa

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was born in 1942. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the longest serving non-loyal consecutive president in Africa and the second longest serving head of state after Paul Biya of Cameroon who served first as Prime Minister and then President until now 2021. Teodoro Obiang became president of Equatorial Guinea in 1979 from a […]

Kenya’s Mandera risk recording KCSE failures due to lack of teachers

Mandera County risks recording a low number of students who will join universities after the March Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) exams. County Director of Education Adan Roble has said this, further revealing that at least four private secondary schools have been closed due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The acute shortage of […]

Magoha bans hand sanitisers in schools

Education CS Prof George Magoha on Wednesday instructed teachers to confiscate all small-bottle sanitisers from students. Speaking after meeting education stakeholders at Our Lady of Fatima Girls Secondary School in Kariobangi North, the CS noted that some students have been using sanitisers to start fires in schools. “I want to tell teachers that they must […]

President Uhuru Kenyatta warns headteachers against sending home learners with fee balances

President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned headteachers across the country against sending learners away for fees. Speaking on local radio stations, President Kenyatta said that headteachers have no authority to send learners with fees balances home. ‘‘Let me be very clear, no child should be sent away from school because of school fees,’’ President Kenyatta warned. […]

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