Innovative learning hub opened in Barut, Nakuru West to boost access to computer literacy skills

  The first ever innovative hub dubbed ‘Ubunifu Learning Hub’ has been opened in Barut, Nakuru West Sub County to help boost computer literacy in the area. The Hub situated at Barut Centre, Chelnet Plaza’s 1st Floor is an idea that was initiated by Co-Founders Information and Technology expert Connor Reilly (based in Chicago,USA) and Nakuru based Joab Okello. It opened doors to learners on Monday to undertake basic computer training for free with only a registration fee of Ksh.200 while advanced computer training for Ksh.1000. Speaking to this writer,…

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Report on state of health, education among minority and indigenous peoples launched

A report on the state of health and education among minority and indigenous peoples in Kenya has been launched. The report aims at addressing the challenges that the minority and indigenous peoples in Kenya have been facing towards realization of quality health and education services. Speaking in Nakuru on Thursday during the launch of the report, Ogiek Peoples Development Program(ODPP) Director Daniel Kobei, this will go a long way in pushing the national government to speed up the process of securing the lands of the Endorois, Sengwer and the Ogiek…

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MP fires warning shot on sex pests preying on school girls

Njoro MP Charity Kathambi has fired a warning shot at sex pests who prey on school-going girls and impregnate them. Kathambi  said  those  behind such should  face the full arm of the law. She spoke at Davison Primary school in Kihingo Ward,Njoro subcounty during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations. Kathambi noted that there has been a steady rise of cases of  school girls becoming pregnant in most parts of the country. She told men to keep off school girls and ensure they complete their studies. “To our men please let…

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Private schools’ teachers decry harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19

Teachers from private schools in Nakuru county have decried the harsh economic times they are going through due to COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing media in Nakuru on Monday,the teachers say the situation is unbearable. Under the umbrella Nakuru county BOM and private school teachers,they say they are unable to cater for their bills since the schools were shut down by goverment following COVID-19. Led by Hawala Fred,the private  teachers say they have not received their salary since March and with the school not opening u til September means  they will continue…

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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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