170,000 teachers to be trained on new curriculum

More than 170,000 teachers who will oversee the implementation of the new curriculum in January will be trained in two month’s time.

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Director Julius Jwan said the teachers will be trained in November and December.

Those to be trained are teachers handling nursery, and Class One to Three as the government embarks on competency-based curriculum.

TSC releases teachers July salaries, money to hit accounts by Saturday

The TSC has released teachers' July salaries, including an increase agreed upon in 2016, and promised the money will be in their accounts from Saturday.

Kamotho Kihumba, the commission's head of communications, said the money has been wired to banks where teachers have salary accounts.

Kihumba said pay for all 312,060 teachers has been aligned with the new grading structure and individually placed on new pay points.

"The payroll has been run and pay slips uploaded on the online platform for access by teachers," he said in a statement on Friday.

St Augustine’s Preparatory School Student crushed by school bus

A kindergarten pupil has been crushed to death by a school bus in which he was riding. 

The pupil from St Augustine’s Preparatory School in Mombasa died on the spot.

The boy was ran over by the back wheels of the bus when he fell down through an opening on the floor of the bus.

His sister, who is in Standard Two at the same school, was in the bus when the incident happened in Majengo on Friday at around 6.30am.

Matiang’i issues more measures to keep exams credible

The Ministry of Education has come up with additional measures to maintain the credibility and management of this year’s national examinations.

In the raft of measures, the ministry says it hopes to build on the success of last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

The Ministry of Education has come up with additional measures to maintain the credibility and management of this year’s national examinations.

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Teachers Insurance broker suspends and terminates contracts for health providers

 

Eight facilities serving tutors have been terminated, four suspended, while three for the security agents have been cancelled.

In its scheme report released this month, AoN Insurance says it has also forwarded a number of cases to the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) for investigation.

How Social Media Post On Exam Leakage Landed Kenyan Primary School Teacher in Court

A primary school teacher found himself behind bars for bragging on social media that he leaked last year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination papers.

A witness told a Wundanyi court that Jackson Sais Mganga later claimed that his posting was a joke and he did not mean it.

Five teachers assaulted by pupils in Samburu now Transferred

The TSC has transferred five female teachers who were attacked by their Standard Six pupils in Samburu County.

Speaking Thursday at Wild Waters in Mombasa during a headteachers’ meeting, Teachers Service Commission Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said the Kirimoni Primary School teachers have been removed from the hostile area and deployed to safer schools.

“Nobody is going to cane our teachers and we remain silent because when someone canes a teacher he has caned TSC.

Win One million dollars Global Teacher Prize is now open

The Varkey Foundation has opened the nomination period for the lucrative Global Teacher Prize, which was founded to discover and celebrate incredible teachers from around the world.

The nomination and application was announced by Astronaut Thomas Pesquet when he announced Maggie MacDonnell as the winner of the 2017 prize from the International Space Station.

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