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Striking lecturers receive no February pay in Kenya

The University of Nairobi has not paid salaries to any of its lecturers who took part in the ongoing strikes during February 2017. The strikes were provoked by non-agreement between lecturers and the university over a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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Kenyan teachers ask for more consultation time on new curriculum

Education officials in Kenya were planning to run a pilot scheme of the country’s new curriculum in May 2017 with a view to implementing it fully in January 2018. However, due to the syllabuses and materials not having yet been

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Kenyan schools closed after terror attacks reopen

Three schools in Kenya that have been closed for the past three years due to Al-Shabaab terror attacks have reopened. The Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools closed in June 2014 and the teachers fled from the area,

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Education system reform underway in Kenya

Kenya is to have a new education system in the first major reform since 1985. In a bid to move away from the current system that is said to put too much pressure on students due to its extensive content

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Dilemma for parents as extended December school break looms

Parents in Kenya are facing the challenge of keeping their children safe – and occupied – over the newly-extended December holidays. The term times of Kenyan schools were re-organised in May 2016 by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and will

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Primary schools in Kenya receive their long-awaited laptops

One hundred and fifty primary schools across Kenya have received laptops for their pupils. The distribution of the devices was promised during the presidential campaign of 2013 as part of the Digital Literacy Programme intended to educate the country’s children

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New curriculum in the pipeline for Kenyan schools

Educators in Kenya are setting out the timetable to introduce the new school curriculum.

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