Future of work: Equipping the next generation with advanced IT skills

Kenya is poised to introduce coding for secondary and primary school students. This is after the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) approved a new syllabus that offers to equip children with coding skills. The rollout of the syllabus in Kenya will be a first

EdTech: Deploying contemporary Information Technology solutions for Academic Delivery

By Paul Okanda The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted many economic sectors and allowed a number of them to accelerate their hitherto slow adoption of information technology systems for efficient service delivery. One of the showcase emerging sectors remains education. This sector is now thriving with

Tough Choices ahead for Public Universities in Kenya

The recent unravelling of major public universities in Kenya points at an urgent need for reforms, with the task likely to be taken up by the next administration.  Moi University and Egerton University have been the latest tertiary institutions in financial trouble attributed to rapid

Task force for effective Curriculum reforms implementation

In 2020, Kenya constituted a taskforce on Enhancing Access, Relevance, Transition, Equity and Quality for Effective Curriculum Reforms Implementation. The taskforce has released a report highlighting  key issues and related recommendations that will enhance effective implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) reforms as stipulated

BACK TO SCHOOL

Learners in Kenya are back to school for in person learning  after nearly 10 months of virtual learning in the wake of the COVID-19. The government  ordered a phased reopening of schools in 2020 where about 3 million students, who were exam candidates reported to

Back to school : Big issues and challenges

CS Magoha announced the reopening of schools, coupled with recommendations and protocols based of the work of the COVID 19 Education Committee appointed earlier to examine the issue of when learning should resume at school and under what conditions and with what protocols.