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The reason behind the early closure of schools



Serious financial difficulties are plaguing schools across the nation, forcing some of them to close earlier than planned.

According to the Ministry of Education’s calendar, the third term ends on October 27. With ten weeks off, this is one of the longest holidays ever.

According to a spot check by the Star, the majority of Nairobi’s schools have closed, and those that remain will start releasing their children on Friday.

Due to the situation caused by the government’s failure to release capitation, the majority of educational institutions are now operating without cereal and other essential food supplies for their students.

Select school principals who spoke with us assert that the government has only issued 24% of the total funds, leaving a balance of 76 percent.

“We are really struggling…there is no money and that is why we have been forced to close early,” a school principal who requested not to be named for fear of reprisal said.

The head argued that the situation has been exacerbated by the fact that suppliers are no longer willing to give the food material due to the huge amount owed to the schools.

“We have a debt of up to Sh31 million, they (suppliers) have run away, they no longer want to do business with us because we have not paid them,” the official added.

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The University of Delaware Has Reshaped My World-Sylvia Okwach



Sylvia Okwach, a beneficiary of The Kenya Airlift Program at the University of Delaware, has experienced a truly transformative adventure during her initial two months at the university. The diverse academic environment has not only facilitated the acquisition of new concepts but has also provided opportunities for unlearning and relearning, fostering a dynamic approach to both personal and intellectual growth.

Sylvia Okwach at the University of Delaware

Beyond the classroom, she has embraced the social fabric of university life, forming connections with students hailing from different corners of the globe. Engaging with professors who offer a myriad of thoughts and opinions, Sylvia has found herself challenged and inspired, leading to a profound impact on her mindset on a diverse array of subjects.

Sylvia, driven by her transformative experiences at the University of Delaware through The Kenya Airlift Program, envisions making a significant impact in Africa and beyond, particularly in the banking sector. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and global insights gained from her interactions with both professors and fellow students, Sylvia aspires to bring innovative and inclusive practices to the financial landscape.

This article is brought to your courtesy of The KENYA Airlift Program

The KENYA Airlift program is an award-winning initiative that helps bright Kenyan students like you to pursue master’s studies both in the US and Canada regardless of your financial background.

We financially support your relocation, tuition and living expenses cost through a combination of unsecured student loans and scholarships from some of our partner universities.

Some of our partner Universities include.

  • University of Kentucky
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Missouri State University
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Delaware
  • Grand Valley State University
  • South Dakota State University
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  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Northeastern University Toronto & Vancouver, Canada

For us it’s not just a matter of funding your education in North America, but also part of our mission is to hold your hand throughout the whole journey of studying abroad and help you with the much-needed career support.

To qualify for this fantastic program, you must have scored at least a C+ mean grade in KCSE with at least a strong 2nd class division in any undergraduate major.

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The KENYA Airlift Program, Passion led us here!

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Kitengela International School parents move to court to block Form One selection



Advocate Danstan Omari has submitted an application for an injunction to halt the Form One selection procedure on behalf of the students and parents of Kitengela International School.

The parents are petitioning the court to block the placement pending an appeal against the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results released last week.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) was contacted on Friday by the headteacher of Kitengela International School, who requested a review of the KCPE results, claiming that they “do not reflect the true academic abilities” of the students.

The principal asked the council to carefully examine, confirm, and assess “all candidates’ answer scripts and award them the highest score,” since none of the 186 candidates from the school received 400 marks, and the top candidate received 358.

“Some of our candidates have enrolled in other different schools because of the disappointment of the 2022 KCPE results and are getting their rightful marks which are higher than all their counterparts who used to perform better than them,” he wrote.

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KCPE Errors: MPs call for remarking, demand an explanation from Cs Machogu



Concerns have been expressed by a number of parliamentarians regarding the anomalies in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2023 results.

The MPs, led by Marakwet West lawmaker Timothy Kipchumba Toroitich and Tinderet MP Julius Melly, have disclosed that they want to call Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu to account for the ineptitude in parliament.

“The exam was not fair and credible. How is it possible for students in the same school to score same marks, some got marks for papers they did not take. We, the committee for education will conduct investigations. Those found culpable of mismanaging KCPE must go home,” Toroitich said on Sunday during the Holy Family Kapsowar Catholic Church’s fundraiser.

Melly, the chairperson of the National Assembly Education Committee argued that the results released by KNEC could not be credible.

“When you see students scoring the same marks, there is a problem. And it has to be either the person who marked the papers, or the exam supervision exercise,”Melly said.

On his part, Kesses Member of Parliament Julius Ruto has said that the incident has broken the hearts of many students who were hoping to excel in the exam.

“What was the essence of Machogu fastening the marking process? We are shuttering hopes of young students. Machogu has to be serious,” Ruto said.

The leaders have called for the remarking of the exams.

KCPE Errors: MPs call for remarking, demand an explanation from Cs Machogu

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