MP Ngunjiri faults Ministry on 100 percent transition program

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has lashed out at the Ministry of Education 100 percent transition program saying children are set to be dumped onto schools without the necessary infrastructure to host them. Speaking in Bahati while issuing bursary cheques to more than 200 needy students in the area, Ngunjiri said a lot of schools are grappling with congestions yet little has been done to salvage the situation. According to him, the need by the government to see children continue their education is a good initiative, however, he said foundation in…

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Hundreds of parents camp at MP’s office over bursary forms

Hundreds of parents spent the better part of Monday at Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama’s office trying to sort out issues pertaining their bursary forms. This is after it merged that their bursary fees application forms for their children had been rejected.The MP in a statement to press stated that the forms had been rejected after parents failed to attach necessary documents while applying for the NG-CDF bursary. He however assured parents that the matter will be sorted out through his NG-CDF office. “There were some parents who did…

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Gilgil MP to challenge criteria used in selecting Elimu scholarship beneficiaries

Gilgil MP Martha Wangari claims the Elimu scholarship programme is sidelining some constituencies in disbursement of funds to needy students. The MP has now vowed to raise the matter in parliament once the house resumes sittings. According to the vocal Nakuru legislator, there is no clear understanding on the formality and procedure used to support bright students from poor backgrounds under the program. “When Parliament resumes, I shall raise the issue as we do not understand the formality and procedure used” she said. The MP was speaking in Gilgil Town…

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Nakuru’s oldest primary school to house a new secondary school in 2020

Bondeni Primary School

A new secondary school will Soon be established at one of the oldest schools in Nakuru town East Bondeni Primary school. This follows several meetings in held December between stakeholders among them the School’s committee, office of the area MP David Gikaria as well as education officers in Nakuru. According to Memorandum of Understanding between the School’s committee and teachers, the proposed Nakuru East Secondary school shall be established within Bondeni Primary school but at the lower primary section. Besides the establishment of the new secondary school, the MoU also…

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Address numerous challenges facing adult education, Government told

RVIST

The National Government has been urged to move with speed in addressing challenges facing the the implementation of Adult and Continuing Education in the country. Despite a policy on Adult and Continuing Education being in place, the program has continued to face a myriad of challenges among them poor funding. Addressing media on Friday at Prisons Primary School in Nakuru West during rehearsals for the 100 adults and continuing education candidates for the 2019 KCSE examinations, Nakuru West sub county Adult Education Officer Dr.Samuel Muthee stated that poor funding by…

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Matiang’i assures watertight security as KCPE kicks off nationwide

Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiang’i has assured the country that the KCPE examinations that kicked off on Tuesday across the country will go on without any interruption. Speaking on Tuesday morning in Gilgil where he witnessed the opening of examination container, Dr.Matiang’i stated that all measures are in place. He once again assured teachers that his Ministry will work closely with the Education Ministry to ensure maximum security is provided during the exercise. The CS calling on security officers assigned towards the exercise to ensure they play…

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