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…

Lecturers kick off strike, demand pay hike

Striking University dons, July 03, 07, 2017. [Photo: @MacOtani] University dons have downed their tools. This is despite calls by Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i that they should allow talks take effect, before paralysing learning in public schools. The lecturers had threatened to kick off their strike, if the government fails to implement their…

NASA to ensure students receive HELB money in two-weeks, abolish KCPE

NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi speaks during Manifesto launch at Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi, June 27, 2017. [Photo: Courtesy] The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has pledged to ensure students who depend on the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb), for school fees, are not disappointed. According to co-principal, Musalia Mudavadi, students applying for loans from the institution, to facilitate…

Special report wants Alcoblow introduced in High Schools

Students of Limuru Girls, Kiambu County. [Photo: Courtesy] High schools students might soon be subjected to breathalyser tests, if a proposal by teachers sails through. The teachers want to use the gadget to control school unrest, which hit heights in the country last year. The suggestion has been made by principals and teachers who said…

Rachel Ruto wears uniform to her former High School!

Rachel Ruto greets Butere Girls Secondary School students. [Photo: Courtesy] Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Rachel Ruto, has been the talk on social media, after he pulled the unexpected. The mother of six amused many, after entering her former Secondary School, Butere Girls, in Kakamega County, wearing school uniform. Photos of the Joyful Women Organisation (JoyWO) founder…