Hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

Kidnappers have abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, the state governor’s spokesman said on Friday. This is the second such kidnappings in less than two weeks in Nigeria’s north, where armed militants are surging which is being caused by dwindling security. A teacher said that at least 300 learners were abducted by […]

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 […]

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. […]

Kenya in line to get 4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Kenya is expected to receive more than four million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in an initiative geared to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines to developing countries. The Covax initiative, which is led by the United Nations -backed vaccine alliance Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the World Health Organisation (WHO), published it’s […]

Archaeologists find mummies with golden tongues

 AFP An Egyptian-Dominican archaeological mission working near Alexandria has discovered mummies from around 2,000 years ago bearing golden-tongued amulets, the Egyptian authorities said on Wednesday. “The mission discovered 16 tombs cut into the rock… in the temple of Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria” in northern Egypt, the antiquities ministry said in a statement, adding that […]

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 […]

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 […]

TWO NEW NORTHERN WHITE RHINO EMBRYOS CREATED AT CHRISTMAS. NOW THERE ARE 5!

Nairobi, Kenya – The international consortium of scientists and conservationists that is working towards preventing the extinction of the northern white rhino through advanced assisted reproduction technologies is happy to announce that in December 2020, two new northern white rhino embryos were produced. On December 13, the team of Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW), Safari […]

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