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posted May 28, 2016, 9:24 PM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated May 28, 2016, 9:25 PM ]

The Star: 61% of pupils cannot tackle class two test – Report

About 61 per cent of children aged between six and 16 years cannot comprehend standard two syllabus, a report has indicated.
The 2016 Annual Learning Assessment report says only 39 per cent can successfully tackle a standard two English, Kiswahili and numerical tests.   Read More ...

The Standard: A new record 1.5 m candidates to sit for exams this year

It is now official that some 1.5 million learners will sit this year’s national examinations scheduled to kick off on November 1. Data released by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) shows that an additional 78,886 candidates have been registered compared to last year.
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Spare learners the negative influence for Kenya’s future

Children go to school to learn and be molded to become better citizens; able to relate with each other and the entire society respectfully. Education is supposed to facilitate social, psychological, political and economic growth. It is therefore disturbing that an increasing number of students are being lured into substance abuse while in school even as head teachers have been accused of stealing cash meant for running the institutions.
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Fury as prison warder shoots school girl in Migori

The prison warder was pursuing a fleeing inmate when he accidentally shot the student from Ulanda Girls High School in the eye and head, sparking a demonstration by Migori residents, who accused the officer of being trigger happy. The student was among others at Migori Boys High School for the Lake Region Kenya, Term Two A, Secondary Schools (LRKSS) games, when the incident happened yesterday morning. The injured student was later transferred to Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet while the escaping convict was arrested with the help of members of the public, while stark naked. According to a teacher who sought anonymity, hand ball games were going on when the incident happened.
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