On Wednesday, May 8, major dailies reported on claims by Education CS George Magoha that only 10% of PhD holders in the country are genuine.
They also report that governors have shave shifted blame on National Treasury following an exposure by the Auditor General that accused counties of allocating billions of shillings to outrageous projects.
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At least 160 teachers have until Sunday, May 26, to explain to the TSC why they should not be fired.
The Standard reports that the teachers have been accused of opposing the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) and they have since been interdicted.
They are drawn from Vihiga, Makueni, Kilifi, Machakos, Kisii, Kwale, Kakamega and Bungoma counties.
Among the counts facing them is disrupting training sessions while others are accused of not honouring invites to attend training.
The Standard reports that the teachers have been accused of opposing the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) and they have since been interdicted. P
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The number of accidents in the country has gone up between January and May 2019 than during the same time in 2018.
According to data from NTSA, 967 accidents have been reported since the year started from 847 that were reported between January and May 2018.
Within the first four months of 2019, at least 1,157 people lost their lives in road accidents as compared to 1,056 who died during the same period in 2018.
This comes hot on the heels of the traffic and transport department which reintroduced the Michuki laws in November 2018 in a move to stem road carnage.
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Education CS George Magoha has revealed that only one out of 10 PhD holders in Kenya is qualified.
According to Magoha, most PhD and Masters' degree holders paid for their exams to be done by a more knowledgeable person.
He observed that the job market is flooded with people holding PhDs but can not respond to emerging issues.
The CS directed Commission for University Education (CUE) to investigate PhDs being awarded to learners in large numbers every year.
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Government sponsored students enrolled in private universities could be forced to transfer to public institutions to cushion them from school fees burden.
Education CS Magoha admitted that some private institutions were charging learners enrolled through KUCCPS higher rates than their counterparts in public universities.
To solve this, Magoha said students in their first year may be forced to seek admission in government schools.
He, nonetheless, cautioned students in their fourth or second year from making the decision as it could affect their studies.
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The Council of Governors (CoG) has blamed the National Treasury for what they have termed as bizarre expenditure captured in their financial statements.
The council's boss Wycliffe Oparanya said that some of the contested items pointed out by the auditor general were not in county's approved budgets.
This comes hardly one week after Kiambu County chief Ferdinand Waititu was put on the spot after his budget indicated he had allocated money for State House functions, retired presidents' benefits, free primary education and South Sudan peace mission.
The CoG has since formed a task force to unravel the mystery but at the same time, askd governors not to attend grilling by the Senate.
The Star reports that the CoG has since formed a task force to investigate the mystery spending. Photo: Star
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