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November 1, 2017 8:30 PM New exam scanners to mark KCPE in record time

This year’s Standard Eight candidates should expect to get their results earlier than usual — thanks to 20 new scanning machines which the examiner has bought at a cost of Sh90 million and which will be used to process the test quickly. The new optical mark reader machines have replaced 20 old scanners bought more than 17 years ago. “All details of the 1,003,556 candidates 14

November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters

Groups raise alarm as security forces open fire on protesting students after government crackdown on Islamic school. Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations in Asmara on Tuesday 25

November 1, 2017 5:59 AM Ezakiel Mutua: Government 'unapologetic' in protecting children

NAIROBI, KENYA: The authorities have banned a show on Disney channel from airing in Kenya, citing the introduction of a gay character for its second season. The Disney Channel made history recently after it introduced a gay storyline to its popular show, Andi Mack, for its second season. In the show, 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman comes out as gay and confesses 4

October 31, 2017 8:18 PM 52-year-old church leader joins fight for KCPE certificate

As the head of his Yahweh Restoration Assembly church, Rev John Rutere Mugo is a financially stable and respected community leader in his Gikuuri village in Embu County. The counsel of the 52-year-old father of two is frequently sought and revered by the worshippers and the community in general. But the man who dropped out of school in Standard Six 32 years 13

October 31, 2017 6:15 PM Businessmen, professionals congratulate President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta for his win in repeat poll

Members of the Hood Group Businessmen and Professionals have congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta for his win in the just concluded repeat poll terming it a great step towards nation building and restoration of investor confidence in the economy. Addressing the press at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, the business consortium asked Kenya to end the politics 2

October 31, 2017 1:42 PM Over 1mn candidates sit KCPE exams amid tight security

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – This year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams kicked off smoothly across the country on Tuesday morning with over a million candidates sitting for their Mathematics, English Language and Composition papers. Distribution of examination materials across the country began at dawn with candidates 14

October 31, 2017 7:58 AM Security increased as KCPE exams start

Security has been heightened in terror prone Lamu and Tana River counties as Standard Eight candidates started their national exams. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said security had been heightened in terror prone areas of Lamu and Tana River to counter Al-Shabaab attacks. Mr Kieng said enough officers had been deployed to schools in Lamu that were affected 7

October 31, 2017 6:15 AM KCPE exams begin across the country

Over one million candidates will today start sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams. In Bungoma, Busia and Kakamega counties, some 113,819 pupils are expected to sit the exam, with education officials in the region optimistic of a smooth start. According to Bungoma County Director of Education Jacob Onyiego, all preparations 8

October 30, 2017 11:00 PM Oando Foundation, Sumitomo partner on ict

Oando Foundation (OF), an independent charity and Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese Chemical Company, are partnering to support ICT Education through the establishment of three-solar powered ICT Centres in public primary schools across the country. This partnership will impact the lives of over 2,400 beneficiaries; bridging the existing gaps in the implementation 10

October 30, 2017 6:53 PM ‘Skilling Uganda initiative finally takes big strides’

In November, ALEX KAKOOZA will mark one year in the job of permanent secretary, ministry of Education and Sports. He talked to Yudaya Nangonzi about his view of the sector. We have made some modest achievements. First, we are moving as a team together with the political leadership headed by our minister, state ministers and technical staff – all focused 8