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
"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.
A pioneer group of Tullow Oil Scholars arrived back in the country after an exciting and hugely successful year at some of the world’s leading universities. The 10 successful scholars were the first Kenyan beneficiaries to be selected to undertake postgraduate studies under the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme.
KWALE Welfare Education Association has organised a charity walk to be held on December 21 to support girl child education in the county. Chairman Mohamed Mwachausa said residents and stakeholders in the sector should support the course. "We need to sensitise people so that they can join us and invest in our girls' education," he said.
This year has marked a time of significant change for the higher education system in Kenya. Most notably, the Universities Act 2012 was signed into law in January, with the aim of streamlining and improving the management of university affairs. Since then, the country’s higher education regulator – the Commission for University Education (CUE) – has published draft regulations and standards to operationalise the new Act.
We take a closer look at these and other recent developments in Kenya’s education sector, including current challenges and what lies ahead for this important East African education market.
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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