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EDUCATION Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has cautioned universities against admitting unqualified students, especially politicians who he said are keen to acquire certificates ahead of the next General Election.

“I am aware that the political season is here with us again and politicians are running to our institutions to obtain papers in the shortest time possible,” said Dr Matiang’i.

He went on: “Kindly note that all students admitted into your programmes must meet the minimum admission requirements and contact hours for teaching.”

FAKE KCPE PAPERS!

FAKE EXAM PAPERS!

Police in Rongo have arrested a man alleged to have been peddling fake KCPE Exam Papers to schools and residents.

Geoffrey Ngonje a teacher at Alpha Academy was arrested after ANOTHER teacher informed the police. According to Rongo OCPD Jonathan Kisaka, Ngoje, who has been selling the papers at 2,000 shilllings per exam, was caught trying to persuade a student to have her parent buy a fake English paper.

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TSC MAKES NEW DEAL WITH TEACHERS

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Tuesday struck a deal that will see the entry level into the teaching profession upgraded.

This will see more than 100,000 teachers promoted following the phasing out of the P1 entry grade in an agreement reached between the teachers’ employer and their union representatives.

At the end of two days of deliberations at a Naivasha hotel, the two parties emerged with a negotiated deal that also covers a salary increment for the teachers.

Teachers remain firm on salaries increment demands ahead of talks

Although teachers are today keeping their fingers crossed hoping for a deal that will give them a 300 per cent basic salary increase, the reality is that they are likely to be offered much lower than that when their union leaders meet TSC officials.

When the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) met Teachers Service Commission (TSC) officials two weeks ago, the employer asked them for more time to examine their demands for the next Collective Bargaining Agreement which will come into force next year.

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