News, trends and resources on 21st century learning and teaching to empower students, teachers and parents in Kenya. For a compete list of education resources go to: http://kenyaschoolreport.com/resources
He easily passes for a shy student at the University of Nairobi (UoN) main campus. Those who know him describe him as humble, patient and focused. But that does not explain why the UoN lecturer Silas Odongo Oriaso is full of humility.
We have compiled special reports on education in East Africa. These reports cover basic literacy and numeracy competencies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, quality of education for all children - what works, what doesn't and why, intervention in developing nations for improving primary and secondary school enrollment of children and many others. These reports are by various NGO's in Aftica and abroad.
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The future of higher education, now available in Kenya.
Spire is launching a new model for higher education in the developing world. We are building programs to close the skills gap between what employers seek and what higher education institutions deliver -- and in doing so, transform the lives of tens of thousands of promising young people.
If you are a Kenyan student or recent graduate, we want your ideas on how higher education can be better. Our student survey is here.
"Google has recently released several updates to some of its major services including its search functionality. Being the top search engine on the web, Google is trying hard to sophisticate the way it filters and respond to users search queries through including some important features like customization, personalization, and localization. Google has also been investing in the power of social media particularly its tool Google Plus to recommend search results to searchers. Whether this is the beginning of a social revolution in web searching is too early to answer."
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is inviting African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge focusing on innovative energy solutions for the city and open to students from across the globe.
A total of 217 African students, representing 21 countries, have already signed up for this 2014 edition of Go Green in the City. These students come primarily from Nigeria (83 applications), Algeria (29 applications), Morocco (23 applications), Ghana (18 applications), South Africa (17 applications), and Egypt (12 applications).
Since 2009, Uwezo has implemented large-scale nationally representative household surveys to assess the actual basic literary and numeracy competencies of school-aged children across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Each year, Uwezo produces three national reports and one regional report that present the headline findings across the region.
There are many warnings against the internet. Some people make it sound as if the internet can only cause harm to those who use it. However, every day there are more reasons to believe that it's definitely a positive innovation. Distance learning is possible thanks to the world wide web. Information disseminates fast through the help of social networks and blogs. But most importantly, learning is promoted with the help of the different tools provided online.
In an effort to help prepare students for the technological skills required in the workforce, Microsoft has announced a new benefit to qualifying institutions, dubbed Student Advantage, which brings Microsoft Office 365 Education to more students worldwide.
Student Advantage enables access to the familiar experience of Office in an always-up-to-date cloud service across their compatible PCs, tablets and phones.
It will no longer be as easy as ABC to become a teacher, if new regulations are effected. Plans are underway to raise the entry grades to teachers training colleges to C+ and have teachers specialise in specific subject areas.
Many freshmen- managing their lives on their own for the first time — make even bigger mistakes than high schoolers. Some guys concentrate on pampering members of the opposite sex, trying to please them, some concentrate on looking cool. All these ventures leave first year students with huge bills and expenses. Some students take unnecessary loans oblivious of the many years of repayment while blowing the loan before mid-semester.