Curriculum News


posted May 20, 2016, 9:21 PM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated May 20, 2016, 9:24 PM ]


Kennedy Buhere: Voluntary reading of books by students has immense benefits

posted Apr 26, 2016, 11:08 PM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated May 17, 2016, 10:26 PM ]

 the reading culture      "Fluency in the English and Kiswahili languages is consistent with the educational objectives. Acquisition of  literacy, numeracy, creativity and communication skills underpin our education system. In this piece, Kennedy Buhere writes that one of the most valuable service that English language teachers in schools would do students is to request the school management to value and create time for free and voluntary reading, not just in English, but across all the disciplines or the curriculum" ~ Buhere

    English language teachers should help schools build school libraries where the students would go and immerse themselves in on fiction and nonfiction alike: novels, plays, poetry, biographies, historical novels, journals, magazines and trade books on related fields.

    The teachers should advise the school administration against tying students on textbooks, and neglecting fiction and nonfiction works outside those prescribed as set books for Literature.

    Adoption of this advice by the school is consistent with the aims and objectives of the English curriculum even though the books students may be asked to read may not be in the syllabus.

Are you a lover of Novels? Here is your Paradise

posted Apr 25, 2016, 12:40 PM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 12:42 PM ]

reading novels

I was looking for an educational content online and I bumped into this website wattpad its the one of its kind, very rare to get one. Out of curiosity,  I found out that this web is all about novels and creative writing, You can read novels online for free, you only need to register as a member - its also free - and I just did that. The next step was to download their app on my android device to customize my experience and usage. My phone is now equipped with infinite number of novels to read and I will step up and engage on this reading culture.

As they say 'wisdom is hidden in the books' use your phone positively by engaging of those practices that can add value to your life. As am telling you this, am negotiating chapter 2 of a novel called "the ending beginnings 1 by Carlos" the story is yummy! Catch me if you can. Services here are for free! enjoy!  Get Started...

Oxford University Press launches KCPE, KCSE revision app

posted Apr 21, 2016, 11:52 AM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 11:54 AM ]

education app
Oxford University Press (OUP) East Africa has unveiled a new educational IT tool, ExamPoa, which is an interactive learning and revision tool for Kenyan school pupils to use on phones and tablets, and then compare scores.

It is the first of its kind, and comes at a time when the country is moving to advance education through multiple ICT platforms.

“The drive to make Kenya an ICT-enabled nation, and to drive forwards digital education, requires engaging content and first class educational materials on every kind of ICT platform, which has been a key factor in driving the development of this new tool,” said James Ogolla, Sales and Marketing Manager Director at OUP EA.

The Android-based ExamPoa app, which works on Android 4.2, is initially offering English and Science for the primary level, and English, History and Biology for the secondary level and is downloadable from the Safaricom App store. Read More...

TSC to get Sh6.8b for teachers' promotions, pension and hiring

posted Apr 17, 2016, 2:31 AM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Apr 17, 2016, 2:37 AM ]

KENYAN TEACHER SALARY VS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENTUp to 60,000 teachers could benefit from Sh6.8 billion additional funding to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). The teachers' employer requested the amount from the National Treasury as part of the supplementary budget that is before the National Assembly for approval. Yesterday, the House Education Committee chairperson Sabina Chege said her team had pushed for the allocation, part of which was for teachers' promotions. "Several teachers have not been promoted and it was becoming a crisis. More teachers also had to be recruited and so the committee was wise enough to push for this," Ms Chege said.

Rumors: 10,000 additional laptops due as Digischool picks up

posted Mar 22, 2016, 3:59 AM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 4:00 AM ]

laptop 2016
    In a bid to fulfil one of its 2013 election pledges, the government through the Ministry of Information Communications and Technology (ICT) has officially launched Digischool, a program that will see primary school pupils and teachers given tablets and laptops.
    The program includes the disbursement of government branded tablets to pupils and laptops to teachers.
    According to ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru the government will start distributing the devices to urban, peri-urban and rural areas around the country in the next two weeks. He also said that the government is set to receive 10,000 devices from manufacturers in the next four weeks for further distribution.
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1,360 digital publications approved for e-learning in Kenyan schools

posted Mar 13, 2016, 11:18 AM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Mar 13, 2016, 11:18 AM ]

digital content learning approved in Kenya

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has approved a total of 1,360 publications in digital formats – material that will be made available to learners through the Digital Learning Programme.
Speaking during a publishers and digital content creator’s conference on standards for the online curriculum, the Kenya Publishers Association (KPA) chairman David Waweru said that 1,091 supplementary story books and text books in the online Orange Book are ready for lower primary learners. Read More ....

Expect a new syllabus this year - 2016

posted Feb 27, 2016, 8:51 AM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Mar 18, 2016, 9:11 PM ]

syllabus kcse and kcpe
The last time Kenya had curriculum changes was the year 2006, It normally takes 10 years to overhaul the education curriculum and this year we should expect curriculum changes. KICD is a body with the mandate to make necessary changes to the existing system. Lets hope it will be sooner than expected.

Reforms in the Education Sector in Kenya

posted Sep 8, 2015, 11:29 AM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Sep 8, 2015, 11:43 AM ]

PROF. JACOB T. KAIMENYI, PhD, FICD,EBS Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya On 24th February 2015, 9am, delivered a public lecture on Reforms in the Education Sector in Kenya at KENYATTA UNIVERSITY AMPHI THEATRE. To read the full lecture click here: Education Reforms in Kenya

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