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July Teacher Salary Increment Suspended, NSSF Deduction Implemented In a significant development, President Ruto has announced the suspension of the implementation of the teachers’ salary increment for the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Phase 2. This decision has put on hold the anticipated salary increases that were expected to take effect on July 1st 2024 in the final phase of the CBA. The suspension means that teachers will not see any salary increments at the end of July, contrary to what was previously planned. This decision comes as a blow to many educators who were counting on the increment as part…

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The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has unveiled a new initiative aimed at tackling staffing issues in junior secondary schools by promoting primary school teachers (P1) for deployment. As part of this strategy, at least 20,000 P1 teachers will be promoted to teach in junior schools, particularly to prepare for the upcoming grade nine class next year. Beginning in September, the TSC will deploy teachers with Diploma and Degree certificates to fill staffing gaps in grades 7, 8, and 9. Lists of eligible P1 teachers have been generated from the TSC database, organized by county, and include those with various Diploma…

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Migori County, Kenya : Ragana Girls High School in Suna West, Migori County, has been closed indefinitely as of Monday, July 15, following a decision by the school’s Board of Management. The closure was triggered by serious concerns over the lack of clean water and the poor condition of the dormitories, creating an environment deemed unsafe for students. Students reported having to use dirty water from a pond within the school compound, raising significant health risks. Complaints about the deteriorating state of the dormitories further highlighted the urgency of the situation. These issues prompted the Board of Management to take…

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Fire Devastates Dormitory at Kerugoya Boys High School in Suspected Arson Attack Kerugoya Boys High School is facing significant losses after a fire destroyed one of its dormitories on Saturday evening. The blaze, which began around 8 PM, is believed to be the result of arson, causing panic among students and resulting in a chaotic scramble for safety. Although there were no reported casualties, the fire destroyed property of unknown value. Prompt action by county firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to nearby buildings. John Kiama, head of the County Fire Department, confirmed their swift response but acknowledged that they…

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The long-awaited final TSC pay rise for teachers, ranging between 7 percent and 9.5 percent of the basic salary, is set to be fully implemented this July, 2024. This follows the initial installment that was disbursed in August last year. In addition to the salary increment, teachers can also expect improvements in their housing allowances. In the 2024/25 budget estimates, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was allocated funds for the implementation of the second phase of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was signed with the unions last year. Furthermore, TSC has allocated an additional Sh1 billion in the 2024/25…

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The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has issued a warning that the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) may not be able to conduct examinations this year due to a lack of funding. Speaking on Wednesday, KUPPET officials expressed concern that KNEC had not received any government funding, despite the examinations being just three months away. Union representatives highlighted that KNEC currently has no budgetary allocation from the National Treasury. Supporting these claims, media reports confirmed a circular dated July 5 from Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u, which detailed budget cuts affecting at least 24 areas, including a complete…

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President Ruto Assures Permanent Employment for Junior Secondary School Teachers by End of 2024 President William Ruto has announced that all Junior Secondary School (JSS) teachers will be confirmed and placed under permanent and pensionable terms by the end of 2024. Speaking on Wednesday at the commissioning of the Kimuka Power Sub Station in Kajiado West, Kajiado County, President Ruto addressed the ongoing concerns of JSS teachers despite the financial challenges posed by the withdrawal of the Finance Bill. “I want to tell all our JSS teachers, despite all the challenges in the Finance Bill, we are going to make…

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KUCCPS Announces Closure of Application Portal for Kenya Medical Training College On Wednesday, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) issued an important notice regarding applications for the Kenya Medical and Training College (KMTC). The announcement stated that the application portal would close on July 12, 2024. After this date, prospective students who wish to join KMTC colleges across the country will no longer be able to submit their applications. “Seeking an opportunity to join KMTC starting September 2024? The KUCCPS application portal for placement to KMTC will close on July 12, 2024!” read the notice from KUCCPS.…

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On Tuesday, parents of students at Mamunga Primary School in Voi, Taita Taveta County, took drastic action by storming the school premises to demand the resignation of the headteacher. The disruption halted learning activities as parents vowed not to leave until their concerns were addressed and their demands met. “We need to see evidence, let him bring receipts to justify that the toilet constructed was worth Ksh400,000. We need accountability,” one parent insisted, echoing the broader sentiment of financial mismanagement and lack of transparency. Allegations from parents include the misappropriation of funds intended for school development projects and mismanagement within…

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Law students plan to protest outside the Council of Legal Education (CLE) offices on July 10 due to delays in their admission to the bar and other unresolved issues. Despite attempts by Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Faith Odhiambo to mediate, students accuse the CLE of deliberately marking down their tests and causing admission delays. The CLE recently released the April 2024 Advocates Training Programme (ATP) exam results, urging students to check their portals. Students voiced their frustrations on social media, with some questioning the fairness of the results. Odhiambo assured that the CLE had corrected the results and…

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