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Matiangi Sued over sacking of top varsity official

A lobby group has challenged the dismissal of a University of Nairobi official by the University Council.

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) on Tuesday sued Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, UoN Vice-Chancellor Peter Mbithi and the council’s chairman, Idle Omar Farah, for the sacking of Bernard Njoroge, the deputy vice-chancellor for administration and finance.

No money to hire more Teachers, says TSC

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has said the amount allocated for employment of more teachers is insufficient.

TSC chairperson Lydia Nzomo on Friday said the shortage of funds is was the main reason for understaffing and is hampering efforts to employ more teachers.

“What is always allocated to us from the Treasury is not enough because the major problem in the country are the many competing needs.

However, we are asking for more funds to cater for this and in the meantime, we are asking for patience,” Dr Nzomo said.

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Education Cs Bans Prayers Day in Schools


Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) fred matiang'ihas released new measures geared towards curbing rampant cheating during national examinations.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Matiang'i announced that the Ministry had banned midterms, visiting days, prayers' day and all other social activities during schools' third term.

According to the CS, such events were contributing to exam malpractices since students would get access to exam papers and mobile phones to help in propagating the vice.