Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Professor George Maghoha has defended the current Competency Based Curriculum arriculum (CBC) education system claiming it's one of the legacies President Uhuru will leave behind. The CS claimed that the system is so far the best for the country while rubbishing the old 8-4-4 system.
Sleuths from Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) are probing a top staff in the Ministry of Education for swindling Kshs 11 million from the Ministry. According to sources, the clerical officer is reported to have created a non-existent Day Secondary School and listing it on the government's system.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Maghoha has finally broken his silence over Competence Based Carriculum (CBC) education system amid numerous cries from parents and other stakeholders. The CBC was unveiled in the country in 2017/2018 financial year to replace the old 8-4-4 system. The move was aimed at changing the education system from the then ranking system which was claimed to produce half baked students.
Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Professor George Maghoha has blamed the parents over increased indiscipline among students. Responding to the heightened torching of schools, the CS claimed that most parents do not raise their children well and often bring them up as "eggs" without instilling proper moral lessons thus leading to such incidences.
A student in Pondo Secondary School Nyandarua County missed his Kiswahili paper 3 due to a dispute with the deputy.Dennis Murage had come to school with pink socks which were not part of the school uniform.Mr Ndiritu Thuku the deputy principal forced the student out of the class during the exams in presence of the supervisor and the invigilator.
Its now about six months since all learning institutions were closed due to covid 19 in March. Cases of Corona virus infections have been rising. The government together with the Ministry of Health gave out measures to help curb the spread of the virus. In the recent days, the ministry of education and Teachers Service Commission, came up with a program dubbed Community Based Learning whereby children were to be taught under Nyumba Kumi Initiative. Teachers were to teach learners values and life style skills.
Since the first case of Covid 19 was reported in the country in March,schools have been closed up to date. The state announced the closure of schools in March 15,a move to fight Corona virus. Since then, children have been at home for about seven months now. The Ministry of Education has been between hard and soft trying to see that children are engaged while at home.It came up with online learning where children could access lessons through laptops, smartphones,radios and computers. However, there was a challenge
School heads have been warned against hiking of school fees ahead of schools reopening. Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Maghoha, has directed heads to practice accountability and warned them against arbitrary increase of school fees when schools reopens. All heads of institutions have been directed to consult Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) before any adjustments of official school fees structure. "The problem with our learning institutions has been lack of accountability and corruption. It is
Kenyan education came into a standstill following the entry of the viral pandemic in March earlier this year. Image|CS Education, George Maghoha The closure of schools and learning institutions led to the adoption of virtual learning by many institutions to ensure that the process of learning continues amid the pandemic. However, implementation of the virtual learning system faced a number of setbacks, with most parents unable to afford bundles to facilitate the process. Further, it was impossible for those
Marking of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSE) was concluded.Despite the good news, the process has ended on a sad note after several examiners got injured in a road accident.So far there are no deaths linked with accident. In a report via Mkenya News, the examiners several examiners were involved on a road accident along Chimoi-Webuye route while retreating back from Nairobi after the marking closure.
The Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Maghoha,had moved 53 TVET Principals to head various institutions a move meant to revamp technical institutions. He has asked them to comply or face disciplinary action. "When you are reassigned and refuse to move then it now starts creating suspicion on what it is you are doing that you don't want to move," said Maghoha. Most principals have been transferred over irregularities or mismanagement and inability to innovate and mentor other institutions under their leadership.
Its now about six months of schools' closure in the country since the inception of Corona virus in March. The ministry of education and other stakeholders have been in loggerheads about the resumption of schools. In the recent days, the Education Cabinet Secretary,Prof George Maghoha, has been heard giving unclear statements on possibilities of reopening schools dates which have been causing confusion among parents. The latest statement by George Maghoha was that schools shall be reopened in November but in
BOM teachers with TSC numbers have been paid according to the Education CS Prof George Maghoha. The CS urged any registered BOM teacher who has not been paid to let him know. He said that no any law should be defied simply by paying people contracted by BOM and have no TSC registration number. The CS confirmed that already 27,000 BOM teachers have been paid and added that those not paid should be paid as soon as possible. The CS spoke this today before the Education Committee of the National Assembly.He was
Grade Four and Standard Eight national tests were planned for Monday 19, country wide have been postponed to Wednesday 21, October due to Mashujaa Day celebrations. The Kenya National Examination Council, KNEC, sent a circular to all headteachers informing them to readjust the dates in order to pave way for the celebrations. "The purpose of this letter therefore is to inform you that due to the Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20, the date for administration of learning assessment tools has changed," said
Addressing the media at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) on Monday, Teachers Service Commission CEO Dr Nancy Macharia, has ordered teachers to report to their respective schools from now on or officially on Monday 28,2020.Dr Nancy Macharia said that teachers will be required to prepare for the reopening of schools next month. She added that teachers are more than ready and willing to work in order to help learners recover lost time. She further assured the nation that teachers will get any
Courtesy Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has join Kenyans in Celebrating the 2020, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education results as he publicly reveals his "son" grade after CS Education Professor George Maghoha releases 2020, KCSE results this Monday.Courtesy through this Twitter account, Sonko reveal that his family is overwhelmed with result of Master Gift Osinya, a son he adopted after terrorist struck a church in Likoni on Sunday 23rd of March 2014, where he lost the mother and other Church worshipers.
In today's meeting held by stakeholders and chaired by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Maghoha, was meant to deliberate on schools reopening. Kenyans were eagerly waiting to know the fate of the reopening of schools in the country. To their surprise,no positive outcome from the meeting. The earlier report from the ministry of education, schools were to reopen in January 2021. A few weeks ago, there has been pressure from a section of parents who demanded immediate reopening of schools. It's also emerged
The ministry of education has directed all County Directors of Education to make sure that a total of 622,000 extra desks and chairs are made and availed to schools by October 19. The furnitures are supposed to be supplied to all public primary and public secondary schools to boost in social distancing. The government has set aside Ksh 1.9 billion under the Economic Stimulus Program for the supply of locally made furniture to public schools. On the same note, schools will be required to erect tents within the
Its now official that all learners at home will be reporting to school by January 4, 2021. This was announced by the Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Maghoha few days ago. The new school calendar shows that all learning institutions will resume on January 4, 2021. This comes after a long stay at home of learners due to covid 19 since March. However, the Ministry of Education, directed phased reopening of schools which saw Grade Four, Class 8 And Form Four candidates reporting to school on October 5th.
Teachers who are involved in marking the Kenya certification of Secondary Education exam boycotts the process.Teachers at Statehouse Girls have Nairobi today held protests.Their counterparts in Moi Girls in Kibera also boycotted the marking and held protests in the streets on Monday, 3rd May, over what they said is unpaid allowances.