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Teachers oppose signing of performance contracts

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has opposed the directive by the Teachers Services Commission (TSC) that headteachers and teachers sign performance contract starting January.

John Gitari Munyi, KNUT Embu Branch Secretary, that KNUT and the TSC have not had any discussions around the performance contract it (TSC) wants the teachers to sign.

Gitari said that in normal circumstances, TSC and KNUT ought to sit and iron out the contracts in order for the union to guide its members on the pros and cons of the contract.

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.

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