EDITORIAL: Change badly needed to end exam cheating

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The safeguards put in place to curb cheating have seen the Form Four examinations, which started in earnest this week, run smoothly. However, several incidents have been reported of attempted cheating. More than 30 suspects have been arrested and a number charged in court over exam cheating, and the crackdown […]

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Standoff looms as TSC puts off talks with Knut

By VITALIS KIMUTAIMore by this Author The seemingly unending spat between the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) took a new twist when the commission deferred a meeting scheduled for Friday. Ms Nancy Macharia, the commission’s CEO, on Wednesday evening informed Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion that the meeting had […]

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No phones during exams, students warned

By FAITH NYAMAI More by this Author Students found with mobile phones during this year’s national examinations will be barred from sitting the tests, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said. Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Monday said any form of exam cheating will not be entertained and that those found culpable will be […]

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Amina: We are set for national exams

By OUMA WANZALAMore by this Author Preparations for this year’s national examinations have been finalised, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has announced. “We were able to avail additional 40 containers in some regions in order to ease the distances. All those charged with the responsibility for examinations management need to be vigilant in order to […]

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TSC to employ 4,000 more teachers

By OUMA WANZALAMore by this Author The Teachers Service Commission has announced recruitment of 4,683 teachers to replace those who have exited service through natural attrition. Chief Executive officer Nancy Macharia said 4,245 teachers will be posted in primary schools while 438 teachers will be deployed in secondary schools and colleges. The teachers are replacing […]

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