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September 21, 2017 10:53 AM Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake. One is a 12-year-old girl identified as Frida Sofia, believed to be sheltering under a table, but rescuers say they do not know how to reach her. The school was one of dozens of buildings toppled by the quake

September 20, 2017 10:15 AM KNEC dismisses claims of KCSE leakage

The Kenya National Examination Council – KNEC has rubbished claims that the upcoming Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education- KCSE exam has been compromised following claims of leaked exam papers found in circulation in Mbooni, Makueni County. KNEC chairman Prof George Magoha says purported leaked exam papers were not similar to the questions set in the upcoming

September 19, 2017 6:31 PM Knut objects to use of schools as polling centres

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) wants the electoral commission to de-gazette all schools, especially boarding institutions, used as polling centres so as to avoid disruption of learning ahead of the October 17 repeat presidential election. The union’s secretary-general, Mr Wilson Sossion, said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission 1

September 18, 2017 9:03 PM How NASA, Jubilee rivalry has split giant Dock Worker Union

Rival political factions within the Dock Workers Union (DWU) are threatening to split the 5,000-strong members as the October 17 repeat presidential election approaches. Union leaders are split in their support for the National Super Alliance (NASA) and Jubilee Party. Secretary General Simon Sang, who is under pressure to resign over graft allegations

September 18, 2017 10:43 AM National exams to go on as planned, says Matiang’i

Education cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi’ says the government has put in place elaborate mechanisms to ensure that the planned repeat presidential election will not interfere with the school calendar. While assuring 2017 candidates of a seamless exercise devoid of any mishaps, Matiang’i said the National examinations scheduled for next month will not be interfered

September 18, 2017 5:18 AM What is there at UNGA for Malawi as a nation?

Malawians are an interesting lot. It was amazing this week to see the anger and the debate that ensued following one placard carried during the Gender Based Violence (GBV) demonstration in Lilongwe. To be honest, and considering the closed culture that Malawi is; we can understand the anger towards this one woman activist who decided to do things the unconventional 1 1

September 17, 2017 7:10 AM County Teachers of the Year honored for exceptional education

One teacher is a musician who fell in love with math, while another planned to be a doctor, but became entranced by woodworking. A kindergarten teacher helps the youngest students from some of the poorest neighborhoods, and the others help students explore film and English literature, or use gardening to create an outdoor learning lab. On Saturday, five educators

September 15, 2017 8:41 PM NDORI: School fires raise questions on safety

The revelation by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i that the recent fire at Moi Girls High School in Nairobi that claimed the lives of nine girls was a case of arson raises more questions than answers. Dr Matiang’i observed: “We have a school environment where there are arguments about local communities and the headteachers and they foolishly

September 14, 2017 8:37 PM Sad send-off for 9 school fire victims

The Moi Girls’ High School Nairobi principal spoke publicly for the first time on Thursday since the fire at the institution two weeks ago that killed nine girls. Mrs Jael Mureithi relived the moments immediately after the fire in an emotional memorial service for the departed students, moving those in attendance to tears. “This is one speech that no school 1

September 14, 2017 12:35 PM Meet the quiet man who sacrificed his political seat for Raila’s father, Jaramogi

He enjoys the dubious distinction as perhaps the quietest legislator who has walked through the doors of Parliament Buildings. Apart from his quiet nature, the late Jonah Hezekiah Ougo Ochieng', a former MP for Bondo is also easily the most selfless legislator the country has ever had. So economical was Ougo with his words that songs were composed to celebrate 1