Education

Arusha to introduce Nelson Mandela week

Authorities in Arusha have expressed the need to introduce the Nelson Mandela week  in efforts to honour the contribution made by the former South African president for his contribution in scaling up science and technological spirits in Africa. Arusha regional commissioner, Daudi Ntibenda, disclosed the region’s plans here when he was speaking at the concluded Nelson Mandela week-long event which was organized by the Nelson Mandela African institute of science

Kisumu braces for song and dance as Music festival begins

Hundreds of teachers and students will pitch tent in Kisumu for the next two weeks as the national music festival begins in the lakeside town Monday. Kisumu is expected to host approximately 125,000 people trooping in for the 89th edition of the Kenya National Music Festival. This comes barely four months after the county hosted the second national devolution conference that brought together 6,000 delegates. The Music festival will be

TSC ordered to raise teachers pay from August 1

The Teachers Service Commission should, from August 1, implement a 50 to 60 percent pay rise that the High Court ordered in June, the Court of Appeal has directed. Appellate judges Mohammed Warsame, Sankale ole Kantai and Jamila Mohammed on Thursday told TSC to continue paying the new salaries until an appeal the commission has filed is determined. The period to be covered stretches from July 1, 2013 to June

Sex scandal rocks 2 leading schools in Gilgil, suspects sent home

Parents and teachers of two leading public schools in Gilgil are in shock after a sex scandal involving at least 10 students was exposed. It’s emerging that students from Koelel Boys High have for months been sneaking into the nearby Gilgil Girls Secondary for sexual acts. Several students from both schools have been sent home as education officers moved in to investigate. Incidentally, Gilgil Girls is a centre of excellence

Danish birth app saves lives in Africa

A Danish developed app for mobile phones teaches health workers in developing countries to help children into the world. The app makes the mobile phone into a kind of small handbook with practical information on how birth occurs, and what to do in various emergency situations – for example, if the mother is bleeding, or if the child is not breathing. The whole thing is based as much as possible

The son of Tanzania’s President wins Gold medal in Genius Olympiad

A son of President Jakaya Kikwete, Khalfan, has won a Gold medal in the 2015 Genius Olympiad, an international high school project competition about science, art, business and environmental issues held in US recently. Kikwete who partnered with his co-student at Feza International School, Seif Yahya Mhata to develop a virtual business cards and new generation business social media mobile application dubbed “VCARDIN” outpaced other ten projects in ‘Business Category.’

Error in The Nations BIG article about “New Kenya takes shape as women win big in education”

Girls are overtaking boys in nearly every level of education, a Nation investigation shows. This has caused alarm among policymakers and education stakeholders on the effects of decades-long campaigns to promote the welfare of girls. The findings paint a grim picture of the prospects of boys who bore the brunt of the socio-economic factors to fare badly in school. It could also have far reaching implications in homes and the

Equal numbers of boys and girls now start school

While boys go to school, girls are kept at home to do housework and take care of children. Such is the typical idea about the situation of girls in developing countries. And true enough, this scenario has matched reality quite well for many years – however, in most places it no longer remains true. Only four in ten Danes believe that progress is being made to get equal numbers of

9 in 10 children in developing countries now start school

‘Boys are working in the fields and girls are doing household chores instead of learning how to read and write’. Many Danes believe that this is the everyday life for children in developing countries. In reality there has been significant progress in education in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Nine in ten children in the developing countries now start school. According to the latest population survey by Danida, the Danish

9 in 10 children in developing countries now start school

‘Boys are working in the fields and girls are doing household chores instead of learning how to read and write’. Many Danes believe that this is the everyday life for children in developing countries. In reality there has been significant progress in education in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Nine in ten children in the developing countries now start school. According to the latest population survey by Danida, the Danish