Why schools might remain closed till September

A team put together by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha to advice the Government on the way forward regarding reopening of schools has finalized its report. The Sara Ruto led team is proposing that learning institutions should remain closed until September According to the preliminary report released by the team, national examinations should be pushed to February 2021 and the entire education calendar revised. The team is proposing that the government should allow students to continue staying at home arguing that sending them back to school will be exposing them…

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KNUT pushes for postponement of KCSE,KCPE

As the debate on whether or not to open schools continues , teachers in the country are now calling for the postponement of the national examinations to next year. Through the Kenya National Union of Teachers, the tutors want the Kenya certificate of secondary examinations(KCSE) and the Kenya certificate of primary education(KCPE) to be moved to March of 2021. KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sosion says that it would be better to postpone the examinations rather than exposing innocent children to contracting the corona virus and possibly dying in the name…

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Teacher unions differ on schools reopening

Teacher unions, parents and headteachers have  sharply differed on whether schools should reopen next month. Days after the Kenya National Union of teachers opposed the reopening of schools, its sister union for post primary education teachers (KUPPET) has called for the reopening of schools in phases. KUPPET officials say that students sitting for the national examinations this year and those in their final years in campuses should be allowed to resume school next month. On its side KNUT says that reopening schools will be exposing students to the risk of…

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Nakuru college to adopt online learning in post Covid-19 strategy

The Rift Valley institute of business studies is considering online learning and teaching as an option post the COVID-19 pandemic. The Director of the Nakuru based college John Kimemia, says that going forward they will have to conduct some of their classes via the online platform as a way of conforming with the corona virus prevention requirements. He said that as a college they have for the past three years had the platform of online learning but they hadn’t launched it fully but with the COVID-19 pandemic they have been…

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Teachers want school re-opening delayed

The Kenya National Union of teachers(KNUT) is opposed to the hurried reopening of schools saying that by doing so the government will be risking the lives of innocent Kenyan children. KNUT Secretary General Wilsion Sosion said that the government through the ministry of education should not use kenyan school going children as a testing sample towards the reopening up of the country. Sosion said that teachers will not be party to any move by the government to reopen schools without taking the necessary precautions. He noted that there is so…

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Small-scale farmers decry harsh economic times due to COVID-19 pandemic

Small-scale farmers in Chibonde and Tegat areas of Elburgon in Nakuru County are now a worried lot over what they term is huge negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. They say the pandemic is disrupting some activities in agriculture and supply chains with non-availability of migrant labor interrupting farming activities. Ms Dorcas Wanjiku is a small scale farmer from Chibonde, Elburgon who has been active in small scale maize potatoes, beans and vegetable farming. She says the small scale faming has been of great help to her livelihood. However, with…

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Nakuru school embraces e-learning due to COVID-19 pandemic

As the government battles to contain the spread of COVID-19 within the country, the education sector remains the hardest hit with parents unable to keep their pupils on a studying routine while at home. But for Eagle Apex Hill School in Subukia, Nakuru County it is learning as usual. The institution has turned to the Internet for pupils to attend classes, bolstering the rise of e-learning becoming the first in the county. With the use of WhatsApp as a mode of communication, teachers are able to video call, send text…

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Parents urged to take sound responsibility of their children

Parents have been urged to take responsibility of their children during this time when the country is fighting for its people over COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has paralyzed the education sector and most recently social affairs where keeping distance and regularly hand washing practice has been made the song that many were not used to. In Nakuru, parents have been blamed for letting loose their children who have been more often flocking trading centers for basic needs shopping. This,many terming as a threat to spreading corona virus on the basis…

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COVID-19: Nakuru sets up new markets as a precautionary measure

Traders in Nakuru county have been urged to adhere to the new precaution measures to avert spread or exposure to covid-19.  According to a communication from the county government, the new market designated sites will help serve as a de-congestion measure in the main markets.  The County of Nakuru has further abolished all market days across the county but the markets will be open on other days except the designated market days.  According to the new market places as outlined by the County Government of Nakuru,Nasha Market traders will now operate at Afraha stadium,wakulima market wholesale and…

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County Jubilee Party official faults Governor Kinyanjui for ignoring public sensitization on COVID-19

Nakuru County Jubilee Party Branch Secretary General faults Governor Kinyanjui for ignoring public sensitization on COVID-19. The Branch Secretary Kiplang’at Cheruiyot aka Mtumishi has taken up the step of sensitizing public on Coronavirus but faulting the County Government of fake public relations, poor drainage and poor roads in Nakuru. He says Governor Lee Kinyanjui is in slumber over the issue. Cheruiyot has called on the county government leadership to wake up from their slumber and start serious public sensitization on COVID-19. Speaking on Wednesday at Nessuit in Njoro Sub County…

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