Education Reporter

BIO: Lewis Nyaundi is a young journalist and education writer with the Star newspaper and based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Varsity chiefs ask MPs to allow them triple fees for students

VCs want state-sponsored learners to pay Sh48,000 for tuition, three times the current Sh16,000 a year.

Union wants teachers over 55 allowed early retirement

Akello Misori warns over a possible teacher crisis when schools reopen in January.

Four subjects may collapse in new curriculum

Foreign languages, ICT, Creative Arts and Home Science lag behind; no learning in some.

Day school weak link in Covid war ahead of reopening

Students and staff exposed to the virus as they move in and out of learning institution.

Kenyan don joins global experts in Covid-19 research

Team to review proposals and seek ways to mitigate health impact on low- and middle-income countries.

Outdoor classes could be solution to congested schools

Widespread adoption of outdoor learning undermined by a lack of funds, cautious local leaders, and logistical hurdles.

Why secondary schools, teachers are prey to virus

Over 150 cases have been reported in secondary schools from start of November.

Delay in publishing books may halt rollout to Grade 5

At least three months required for printing and another two for distribution of materials.

Eyes on TSC as chairperson's term comes to an end

Lydia Nzomo was the first person to chair TSC after it made a constitutional commission.

How schools will recover the lost time

It will take 3 years before schools return to the normal January-December calendar cycle

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