#Education

The IEBC cannot be relied upon to hold a credible election

Posted by Okaka Alfred on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:13 am

In the wake of discrepancies at the IEBC being brought to light, I am beginning to hold the opinion that this supposedly independent body cannot be relied upon to hold a free and accountable national election. Apparently, external institutions and persons have compromised the IEBC to try and influence the poll outcome in favour of […]

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Knut wants 2016 KCSE results cancelled

Posted by Group Kenya on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 1:17 pm

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) wants results for all the 574,125 candidates who sat last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations recalled immediately. The trade union has stated that after several days of investigations and consultation with examiners deployed to administer and mark the examinations, it is convinced that due process […]

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List of Kenyan universities that could be converted to polytechnics

Posted by Group Kenya on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Matiang’i taking his revolution to Universities. Start packing as early as possible if you are schooling in the following blacklisted Universities which will be converted into polytechnics. 1. Kibabi University College 2. Kirinyaga University 3. Maasai Mara University 4. Machakos University 5. Murang’a University 6. Rongo University 7. South Eastern Kenya University 8. Taita Taveta […]

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Matiang’i should be fired and arrested, writes Paul Kimetto

Posted by Group Kenya on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 7:25 pm

If you look at KCSE 2016 Performance, you will be bewildered to say the least, just imagine out of a whole 577,000+ Candidates, 88,000+ will join University, Where will the 490,000+ students Go? Education sector lately has been a one Man show, led by one drama queen, which is costing Every kenyan a lot. Matiangi, […]

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Compiled tweets on CS Fred Matiangi

Posted by Group Kenya on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm

1. Matiangi can vie for presidency and win when Raila and Uhuru are still fighting on whether to use manual or electronic devices #KCSE2016 2. CS Fred Matiangi has set a record of being the only CS whose trended twice in a year and not for CORRUPTION! 3. Give MATIANGI the health sector,, he will […]

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Top 50 schools in Kenya KCSE 2016 results

Posted by Group Kenya on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 9:13 pm

1. ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL National 276 A- 81.783 KIAMBU 2. MOI HIGH KABARAK Private 272 A- 79.862 NAKURU 3. PRECIOUS B. RIRUTA County 135 A- 79.604 NAIROBI 4. KAPSABET BOYS National 249 A- 79.062 NANDI 5. MASENO SCHOOL National 237 A- 78.701 KISUMU 6. MOLO ACADEMY County 50 A- 77.270 NAKURU 7. STRATHMORE SCHOOL Private […]

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KCSE results 2016: Number of As drop to 141 from 2,685 in 2015

Posted by Group Kenya on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm

The 2016 KCSE examination results show a drop in the overall grades. Releasing the 2016 KCSE results at Shimo La Tewa in Mombasa today, Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i there was a significant drop in the number of top grades achieved in the 2016 KCSE. “There were only 141 (0.02 per cent) candidates who […]

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Scam in the name of job opportunities at Royal Media Services

Posted by Group Kenya on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Let’s do some first calculation here, Royal Media Services are seeking to recruit some agents all over the country which is very good, now let’s know whether SK Macharia is in business of exploiting the vulnerable Kenyans or whether he intends to create jobs for them. To apply and be shortlisted, one have to pay […]

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A case for mitigating technical failures in electronic voting systems

Posted by Group Kenya on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 1:51 pm

There has never been an online election in any African country in the past mainly because of lack of goodwill from the outgoing political regimes, and partly due to poor telecommunication infrastructure and inadequate power supply in most polling stations. Therefore the DP was not right to tell Kenyans that they may be disenfranchised when […]

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OPINION: The problem with using BVR kits and electronic relay of election results

Posted by Group Kenya on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Here’s the problem as I see it. Biometric Voter Registration requires each and every voter to be physically present to get his biometrics. So it excludes all babies and dead people from registration and by process automatically improves the integrity of the register. Is it appropriate for Africa? Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Namibia, even Tanzania next […]

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OPINION: Doctors vs teachers strike and why some teachers could be irredeemably stupid

Posted by Group Kenya on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 3:40 pm

1. I have not heard “Can’t pay, won’t pay”. 2. I have not heard, “Mnataka niwape damu yangu jameni? ” 3. I haven’t heard, “Mnionyeshe huo mti wa kuchuna pesa hata mimi nichune”. 4. I haven’t heard that medics are working with the opposition to bring down the govt. 5. I haven’t heard anybody lecturing […]

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Uganda is shutting down schools funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates

Posted by Group Kenya on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

A legal tug-of-war between Ugandan authorities and a for-profit international chain of schools has led to the education provider being ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo. Uganda’s High Court has described the Bridge International Academies (BIA) — which is funded by the likes […]

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You might be eating meat or swallowing saliva, but under desperate economic situations, what’s the difference

Posted by Group Kenya on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Mutahi Ngunyi: “What our brothers and sisters from central need is Not Uhuru Kenyatta, but a government responsive of their needs. Itumbi and Kuria, telling a jobless graduate from central kenya, whose family took out loans to subsidize HELB and send him to school, only for him to stand at the street corner holding a […]

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MY STORY: The plight of Kenyan girls at the hands of dehumanising cultural practices

Posted by Group Kenya on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

My name is Peris Lomurut. I am 20 Years old. I am from the tiny Rendille community. And I am a mother. To 4 children. I was born in January 16th 1993 in a tiny village, to the extreme north of Kenya. I attended Karare Primary School. But just briefly. Because in 2003, when I […]

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The fate of undergraduates. Open letter to Kenyan potential employers

Posted by Group Kenya on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

Dear Employers, Cc: Job Seekers; Undergraduates; Graduates “We” are writing this benign letter to you for the sake of us and the upcoming learners to justify our degree honours and not honorary degrees. We are certified professionals with verified documents good enough to secure professional jobs. Spending circa 18 years going through 8:4:4 system is […]

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You can use this USB stick to know your HIV status: Read how test is conducted

Posted by Magufuli wa Kenya on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 12:02 pm

The National AIDS Control Council recently released Kenya County profile book in which it reports on the HIV situation in all counties in Kenya. According to the report Kenya has an average HIV prevalence rate of 6 percent and with about 1.6 million people living with HIV infection, it is one of the six HIV […]

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33-Year Old Busted Impersonating KCPE Candidate

Posted by Magufuli wa Kenya on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Drama has not seized to define the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination despite efforts by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi to avert any irregularities. In Kericho County on Tuesday, a 33-year-old man was arrested by police officers after he was busted impersonating a KCPE candidate. The man, Zachary Kipsang Rotich, successfully sat for […]

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Student leadership, law and politics, here are facts you may not have known about Ababu Namwamba

Posted by Group Kenya on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:27 am

Family: Hon Ababu Namwamba, EGH, MP was born at the source of the great River Nile in Jinja, Uganda to Kenyan parents on December 23rd, 1975. The last born in a family of eight, he grew up in Jinja. Family: Hon Ababu Namwamba, EGH, MP was born at the source of the great River Nile […]

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Open letter from a desperate graduate to President Kenyatta on unemployment

Posted by Group Kenya on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Your Excellency, I am writing you this letter accompanied with deep emotional frustrations as a graduate who has been desperately looking for a job for more than a year and a half now but to no avail. Sir, making this an open letter is the only effective option I have got in bringing this to […]

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Poem tribute to Waweru Mburu, Mungu amlaze pema peponi

Posted by Group Kenya on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 11:51 am

Nina huzuni moyoni, machozi yatiririka. Kalamu imkononi, kitabuni kuandika. Sifa zako duniani, jinsi ulivyo tajika. Uli mwanga ulozimwa, lala peponi waweru. Redioni ulitamba, tukakupenda kwa dhati. Na ukweli kauamba, tukajivuna bahati. Kamwe wewe hukuyumba, imara ya mlingoti. Uli mwanga ulozimwa, karima akurehemu. Weledi ulihifadhi, fauka ya nyingi kazi. Lengo kurejesha hadhi, kiyafichua ya juzi. Bila […]

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