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Students injured in dormitory fire

At least 28 students of Kamandura Girls Secondary School in Limuru were injured when their dormitories caught fire Monday night.

In a statement to newsrooms, Communications Manager of St. Johns Ambulance Fred Majiwa said the inferno, which started at 8PM and destroyed close to ten dormitories, is suspected to have been caused by an electric fault.

According to reports, majority of the students were hurt while trying to rescue their belongings from the inferno.

Teachers with top grades to be given priority in TSC jobs

Teachers who perform well academically will be given first priority during employment as opposed to the year of graduation, a Teachers Service Commission (TSC) official said on Friday.

Speaking during the Meru Teachers Training College 77th graduation ceremony on Friday, TSC vice-chairman Cleophas Tirop said the commission will follow merit in appointments.

“Fresh teachers who scored distinction in their coursework will be given preference when it comes to employment.

Ignore SRC job evaluation , Sossion tells teachers

TEACHERS have vowed not to participate in an official job evaluation initiative, arguing the exercise is a ploy to disrupt and slow down pay negotiations.

This comes as the Salaries and Remuneration Commission prepares to kick off the job evaluation for teachers in the counties.

 Kenya National Union of Teachers’ secretary general Wilson Sossion cautioned members against taking part in the exercise.

Chavakali Boys scores 300 As, Kabarak 202, Alliance 200 in KCSE exam

Several schools have reported exemplary scores in the 2015 KCSE exam whose results were announced on Thursday.

Chavakali Boys’ High School, where students were forced to repeat due to exams irregularities , had 300 As, 211 A-s, 99 B+s and 20Bs. Six hundred and thirty students wrote the exam.

In 2014, only four of the school's 317 candidates received full results; Principal Kahi Indimuli said 313 candidates scored Ys in English and Mathematics.


The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results for 2015 have been released.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i is announcing the results at the Kenya National Examination Council offices in Nairobi.

A total of 525,802 sat their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams last year,


The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results for 2015 have been released.

While launching the results on Thursday morning, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said there was an "unprecedented" 70 per cent rise in cases of exam irregularities.

He said more than 5,000 individual results have been cancelled, up from 2975 cases recorded in the previous year.

All counties had cases of exam irregularities, except Isiolo County. The highest number of cases were recorded in three counties, namely Nairobi, Makueni and Meru, he said.

Class One pupils to receive laptops on Monday

Class One pupils in 150 selected schools countrywide will have their first laptops delivered on Monday next week, as the Sh17 billion project begins to be rolled out.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Moi University will provide laptops, routers and servers in this pilot phase.

They will then move on to deliver 600,000 laptops to some schools by June in the first phase .

Principals protest as pupils with low marks land slots in top schools

A section of secondary schools are up in arms over the Form One selection criteria, which has seen pupils with as low as 212 marks join top schools.

The Sunday Nation has learnt that some extra-county schools (previously known as provincial schools) are protesting to the Education ministry over the calibre of some of the students posted there.

In the Nyanza region, for example, two extra-county schools have each received more than 30 students who scored way less than 250 out of the possible 500 marks in last year’s KCPE.

The University of Nairobi has been ranked the fifth best university in Africa

The University of Nairobi has been ranked the fifth best university in Africa. This is two steps from position seven in last year's ranking, according to Spanish research firm Webometrics. This puts UoN at position 697 globally. Prof Olive Mugenda's led Kenyatta University was ranked 18, an improvement of 20 steps compared to last year's 38.