Vihiga governor sponsors top KCPE candidate, allocates Sh200M for bursary

Vihiga Governor Wilberforce Otichillo during a meeting with 2017 KCPE candidate who scored 375 marks, January 2, 2017. [Photo|Wilberforce Otichillo] The County Government of Vihiga has budgeted Sh200 million for education bursary across the county. Governor Wilberforce Otichillo said applications for Ward bursary committee members would begin on Wednesday January 3 and that each applicant…

24 students benefit from Westlands MP’s TWF programme

Westlands Constituency Timothy Wanyonyi with beneficiaries of the Tim Wanyonyi Foundation (TWF), January 2, 2018. [Photo|Tim Wanyonyi] A total of 24 KCPE (2017) students from Nairobi’s Westlands Constituency received their full-year school fees from the Tim Wanyonyi Foundation (TWF). Area MP Timothy Wanyonyi who led the event said the programme was his ongoing scholarship programme….

Taita Taveta University closed indefinitely

Taita Taveta University. [Photo/Magazine Reel] Taita Taveta University has been closed indefinitely. A letter from the Registrar of Academic Affairs Meshack Ponga, dated November 29, directed students to vacate the university premises by Friday, December 1, at 10 am. He cited status of learning at the institution, possibly due to the ongoing lecturers’ strike which…

UoN reopens after month of indefinite closure

The University of Nairobi entrance. [UoN] Students at the University of Nairobi (UoN) will resume classes starting Monday November 6, a month after the institution was closed indefinitely over security concerns. In a public notice, students pursuing Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Education and External Studies, and Health Sciences will be the first to report to their…

Matiang’i pleads with IEBC to hold polls before October 17

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i. [Photo|capital fm] Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has requested the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct the new presidential election a week before October 17, 2017. Speaking at his Jogoo House Offices, Nairobi, Matiang’i said if the election is conducted after August 17, it will interfere…

Deputy governor visits Sigoti Girls’ after fire incident

Administration block at the Sigoti Girls’ Complex in Nyakach, Kisumu County September 2, 2017. [Photo|Eddy Illah] Kisumu County Deputy Governor Dr Ochieng Owili visited Sigoti Girls’ in Nyakach, following a fire incident that erupted Saturday midnight. Terming the incident as unfortunate, he inspected the burnt dormitory accompanied by the school administration, and further hailed the…

Revelations into Moi Girls’ fire tragedy

A student embraces her parent following a fire which burnt down one dormitory of Moi Girls school in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 2, 2017. [Photo|teleSUR] An investigation into the tragic fire incident that claimed eight lives and left several other students injured at Nairobi’s Moi Girls’ High School, kicked off immediately, Saturday. According to a…

UoN to start using biometric identification cards

The University of Nairobi (UoN). [Photo: uonbi.ac.ke] Students at the University of Nairobi (UoN) will soon start using biometric identification cards, for security, purposes. They will be used for identification and also serve as an ATM card, which will enable students access the various services at the institution, by swiping. According to the Higher Education…

President Kenyatta, Ruto, attend primary school lesson on Digital Literacy Programme

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto attend lesson on the Digital Literacy Programme in class at the Kathithyamaa Primary in Kangundo, Machakos County, July 4, 2017. [Photo: PSCU] The Jubilee Administration has made great strides towards delivering its laptop promise with 17,000 schools already supplied with the digital learning devices countrywide. President Uhuru…