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ECDE college Risk Closure due to high entry requirements and lack of students.A Kilifi county Early Child Development Education (ECDE) institution is on the verge of closing due to the government’s decision to raise the entry to mean grade to C. (plain).Ntondwe Walakisa, Chief Principal of the Kilifi District Centre for Early Childhood Education, said the college’s predicament has been exacerbated by county governments in the Coast region’s refusal to recognize its certificates.He claimed that the institution is on its deathbed and that if local leaders do not act, it will follow in the footsteps of those in Kwale and Mombasa,…

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KNUT and KUPPET Officials enter the political arena.More teachers’ union officials have declared their intention to run for political office in the 2022 General Election, with five officials from one union declaring their intentions for various elective positions.Wicks Njenga, National Treasurer of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), is the latest official to declare interest for the Kabete Constituency in Nairobi County on the Chama Cha Kazi ticket.Secretary-General Akelo Misori has been camped in Homa Bay County since July, where he is running for governor on the Orange Democratic Movement ticket.Kuppet’s national secretary secondary representative, Mr Edward Obwocha,…

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Student Transfers not acceptable once in Grade 6 under CBCLearners enrolled in the Competency-Based Curriculum will not be permitted to transfer schools once they reach the sixth grade.According to a document issued by the Kenya National Examination Council, under the CBC, school transfers are only permitted for students in Grades 1 through 5.When students reach Grades 4 and 5, they must go to the sub-county director of education to request a transfer.When students complete Grade 3, they will also need a special assessment number issued by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).This number will be used to aid in the…

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TSC Promotes 1,963 teachers.Following interviews conducted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) last month, some 1,963 teachers have been promoted.The promoted teachers will fill positions ranging from Grade C2-TSC Scale 7 (Senior Teacher II) to Grade D5 TSC Scale 15. (Chief Principal).According to TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia, approximately 1,040 teachers will be promoted under this category.Another 923 teachers will be promoted to the positions of head and deputy head in arid and semi-arid regions (Asal).According to Dr. Macharia, the promotion of teachers in Asal was a deliberate affirmative action to help them grow.The parties agreed in the recently signed…

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Enrollment in PhD, master’s programs drop as labour market tightens.Enrollment in postgraduate courses at public universities has dropped to its lowest level in eight years, owing to a tight labour market that has limited opportunities for masters and PhD graduates.According to Ministry of Education data, the number of students pursuing master’s and PhD degrees in institutions fell to 28,539 in the fiscal year ended June, a 36.09 per cent decrease from 44,657 last year and 67,407 in 2017.This is the lowest enrolment since June 2013, when 24,417 students were enrolled in postgraduate courses, a drop that has harmed the finances…

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Requirements and how to apply for TSC Teacher PromotionIf you’ve been in the same position as a teacher for a long time, it’s natural to assume that TSC promotions come around once in a while. To advance to the next level, you must do more than just think. So, which tutors are eligible for preferment, and how do you go about applying for it?Teachers Service Commission (TSC), like any other government agency, offers promotions to some of its employees on a regular basis. Because there is no set period when promotions for teachers with higher qualifications are announced, many people prefer to…

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TSC Promotes 1,963 teachers.Following interviews conducted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) last month, some 1,963 teachers have been promoted.The promoted teachers will fill positions ranging from Grade C2-TSC Scale 7 (Senior Teacher II) to Grade D5 TSC Scale 15. (Chief Principal).According to TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia, approximately 1,040 teachers will be promoted under this category.Another 923 teachers will be promoted to the positions of head and deputy head in arid and semi-arid regions (Asal).According to Dr. Macharia, the promotion of teachers in Asal was a deliberate affirmative action to help them grow.The parties agreed in the recently signed…

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National Exam fees may rise as Knec seeks to raise Sh6 billion.Candidates taking national exams may face higher fees as the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) seeks Sh6 billion to close a funding gap.Knec estimates that it will need Sh50.6 billion over the next five years, compared to the expected allocation of Sh44.1 billion.The council also identified major risks that could stymie its operations, such as a mass walkout of teachers who administer national exams.Cheating, political interference, insufficient secretariat staff, and cyber insecurity are all listed as major threats to national examinations.“Mitigation measures will include lobbying for more funds, diversify…

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Govt. Distributes Over 7,000 Learning Tablets To Students Under Digital Literary ProgramThe Digital Literary Program has already reached 194 schools out of 210 in Taita-Taveta County, with over 7,000 learning tablets distributed to students. In addition, 388 devices have been distributed to teachers, and 194 projectors have been installed in selected schools to improve the digital learning experience in the classroom.After providing tablets to students in public schools, the next step is to install network distribution infrastructure that will allow schools to go “live.” The government is supporting this initiative by connecting schools to the internet via the National Optic…

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State urges scholars & researchers to invest in orthographic studies on indigenous languages to improve CBC’s Digital Literacy.The government has urged scholars and researchers to invest in extensive orthographic studies on indigenous languages as part of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) education system’s efforts to diversify content and improve Digital Literacy.According to Prof. Fatuma Chege, Principal Secretary (PS), State Department for Curriculum Implementation, the indigenous languages included in the school curriculum under CBC had established and well-developed studies that informed proper content development for use in class.The PS was speaking at Kitivo Primary School in Mwatate during the pilot phase of…

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