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 […]

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 […]

Rwanda’s Kagame laud some achievements including constructing over 22,000 classrooms in 2020

President Kagame of Rwanda laud a number of achievements in 2020. According to Kagame  Rwanda constructed over 22,000 classrooms across the country, which enabled learners to restart learning while observing social distance. Agricultural productivity maintained a good pace in the wake of pandemic period with more than $400 million earned from agricultural exports. Over 5,000 […]

Nearly half of Kenyans earn below Sh30,000

45.9pc of formal workers take home Sh1,000 a day with only 2.9pc of employees earning more than Sh100,000 a month. Nearly half of workers in the formal sector earn less than Sh30,000 per month, reflecting Kenya’s pay inequality and the burden households face in acquiring basic items like rent and food. The Kenya National Bureau […]

Schools in Ethiopia still lack basic means to contain Covid-19 as schools reopens

Research indicates that many schools in Ethiopia lack the hygiene facilities and infrastructure required to contain Covid-19 effectively. The two new research and policy reports, compiled by academics at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with Ethiopian partners, draws attention to the combined educational and practical challenges facing the country’s schools as they reopened. Many […]

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