Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana is a Kiswahili word meaning “the large house of the slaves .” The site is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, close to Mtwapa Creek, at Malindi in Kilifi county 15 kilometres north of Mombasa. There are four mosques and four houses in the area that have survived the test […]

480 pupils being schooled under trees

Schools from across the country in Kenya resumed their studies on January this year, not all learners were advantaged as some had to learn under the trees as schools fight to maintain Covid-19 protocols of social distancing. Kenyan Cabinet Secretary was quoted saying teachers should be innovative in accommodating all learners, he defended this situation […]

Facts about hippopotamus, hippopotamus day

February 15th every year, is the Hippopotamus International Day that the people around the world come together for the purpose of awareness about this amazing creature. Hippopotamus is a large, mostly herbivorous, semi-aquatic mammal and undulate native to sub-Saharan Africa. Hippopotamus is the third largest land mammal and heaviest after the elephants and rhinos. The […]

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 […]

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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