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The purpose of the KSR School of the Year Awards program is to recognize academic and institutional success in education institutions in Kenya. The three categories of awards are:
Technology integration in the classroom (e-learning, computer labs, learning and school management systems)Educational Achievement (i.e. schools that show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment or intellectual development in academic subjects)Facilities and Amenities ( i.e. recreation facilities, libraries, computer labs)
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.
Online tools continue to grow rapidly in number, providing teachers and students with a variety of options to select from, but at the same time making it difficult and laborious for them to search for the ones that are worth it.
Online tools assist students throughout their school year and help them stay organized and improve their academic performance. Students need to be guided to select such tools wisely as they have a direct effect on their academics.
Would you still want to adhere to that old classroom system in education? I guess, in the age of i-phones, i-pads, and technology transforming learning and teaching altogether, you would not. Would you? The developments took place in communication technologies in recent time prompted educators to think anew. And, the emergence of hi-tech gadgets towards the improved style of delivering education really turns our minds to a tech-based learning, which is easy, effective and enjoyable.
Over 5000 University of Nairobi medical students are set to steer the fight against diabetes through the Merck Capacity Advancement Program. The training program will seek to equip them with skills to avert the diabetes epidemic.
The students who went through the first of a series of trainings last week at University of Nairobi were imparted with knowledge on Diabetes etiology enabling them to evaluate altered glycemia and implement therapeutic solutions. They will also be able to manage diabetic patients with their possible complications and co-morbidities.
The current crop of KCPE and KCSE candidates may have a twist of luck to their fate...besides being appraised on their academic performance, they will be judged in terms of character development, good conduct and most importantly excellence in talent. This is aimed at abolishing the system of unhealthy competition for top scores in the national exams which puts pressure on students to perform, making them use any means possible, including cheating.
Believe it or not, a poor statement of purpose can sometimes disqualify graduate school applicants. Here’s why.
When grad schools ask for a statement of purpose, they want to know why you want to study there, why the program is right for you, and why you’re a good match for the school. Failing at this task could show you’re not a fit for the program. But it’s a very easy mistake to avoid.
Here are five tips for writing a statement of purpose for grad school.
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.
Kelvin Doe, a teenager from Sierra Leone, has accomplished what many just dream of. He has been to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as guest resident and has also met the President of Harvard University. But to the 15-year-old, the new experiences in the US fades in comparison to the joy he gets back home in West Africa.
Kelvin or DJ Focus, as he is known in his home-town, has created a community FM station, building basic transmitters from scrap metals and a generator to power the station which he says “is a station to empower the youth.”
Passing national exams in the Kenyan education system is seen as the ticket to a better life, and those who are caught cheating in exams are condemned to failure. but must one go through the formal education system to be successful in life?
At only 24, Mr Sopia Luka might have achieved what many of his fellow Maasai morans of his age still perceive as the wildest dreams to achieve.
He is an online student, an IT lecturer a tour guide and a researcher all rolled in one.
Clad in his Maasai traditional attire, the IT expert who took an online tour guide course after mastering how to make use of a computer is not afraid to reveal that four years ago, a computer was alien to him.
Missing teachers in primary schools have greatly contributed to poor performance of pupils, according to a survey conducted by Uwezo Kenya in the year 2012. However, stakeholders in the Education sector have pointed out key significant elements, which if followed, will improve education.