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interviews in primary school admissions abolished by the government

The Ministry of Education has developed a tool that will eliminate academic tests and interviews as a condition of joining standard one.

The tool, code-named the Kenya School Readiness Assessment Tool (KSRAT) and Assessors Guide, will now be used to assess what a learner about to join primary school is able to do in line with their age and development.

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i said the government will not compromise the quality of education by allowing commercial tests to be administered in public learning institutions.

5 Things All Great Teachers Have In Common

The quality of someone's teaching does not just refer to how much information they manage to get into their student's heads or the results that they produce. It also refers to their technique and presentation. Many teachers have a fantastic amount of knowledge that would be greatly useful to students, but they have no idea of how to express it. Great teaching often has less to do with wisdom and skills, but more to do with their attitude to their student, their subject and their work.

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Three bridge international academy pupils from kenya, lands prestigious US study scholarship

Three class eight pupils from non-formal schools in the country have been awarded full scholarships to study at prestigious private schools in the United States.

The pupils, Josephine Nyakundi, Geoffrey Emali Ahura and Grace Kerubo Nyanchoka, have been awarded the scholarship worth Sh20 million for their outstanding academic performance, commitment to the community and leadership skills despite coming from slum areas.

TSC finally releases teachers september salaries

 TSC finally releases September salaries after two months delay.

TSC has released the teachers September pay a few hours to KNUT Annual General Meeting set for Wednesday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta last month asked TSC to consider releasing the withheld September salaries for teachers after holding talks with the two teachers’ unions at State House, Nairobi.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) had accused TSC of reneging on the president's directives

Emerging Global Leader Scholarship At American University 2016

The American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship 2016 is mainly focused on high intelligent foreign students who desire to under go an Undergraduate Degree in United State of America and you must be fully devoted to positive civic and as well social change. The American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship 2016 is available for applicants who are interested to upgrade their resources, depressed communities in his or her country home.

 

Scholarship Eligibility / Requirement

 

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Author Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye dies at her home in Ngara

Born Marjorie King in 1928 in Southampton, England, and died on 1st December 2015 in Kenya  Marjorie travelled to Kenya to work as a missionary in 1954. She worked at the S.J. Moore Bookshop on Government Road, now Moi Avenue in Nairobi, for some years. There she organised readings which were attended by, among others, Okot P'Bitek, the author of Song of Lawino, and Jonathan Kariara, a Kenyan poet. She met Macgoye, a medical doctor, and the two were married in 1960.

Knut dimisses Teachers union membership confirmation exercise by Tsc illegal

A union has dismissed as illegal, a three-month notice given to more than 288,000 teachers across the country to confirm their union membership.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion said it was the union’s sole mandate to recruit members, and urged Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to immediately withdraw the notice.

Education CS Matiangi commands September teachers salaries to be paid from November 30

Teachers who missed their September after participating in a strike will now be paid starting Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said.

The over 245,000 teachers missed their September salaries after their employer released payment for only 42,973 teachers who did not participate in the strike.

“(I) had discussions with TSC Secretary Nancy Macharia, consulted with colleagues Attorney-General Githu Muigai and Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.

“Teachers' September salaries to be paid from tomorrow,” said Dr Matiang'i on Sunday.

What makes a great teacher?

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What makes a great teacher? Teaching is one of the most complicated jobs today. It demands broad knowledge of subject matter, curriculum, and standards; enthusiasm, a caring attitude, and a love of learning; knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques; and a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. With all these qualities required, it’s no wonder that it’s hard to find great teachers.

Here some of characteristics of a great teacher:

 

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