Education

KENYA'S 2.91 TRILLION BUDGET FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2020/2021

Treasury CS Ukur Yattani, unveils the 2020/2021 2.91trillion budget yesterday 11th June 2020 to the National Assembly for approval. The final spending estimates are slightly lower than the present Ksh 3 trillion budget approved in December's first supplementary budget.The theme was on "Stimulating the Economy to safeguard livelihood, streamline jobs and Steer Economic Recovery." This article will touch on the budget for Education, Youth, Persons with Disabilities and the highlights of the budget.

NATION LEADERSHIP FORUM PRESENTS: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON EDUCATION

The platform, dubbed NMG Leadership Forum, seeks to encourage dialogue on key issues affecting the country such as economy, agriculture, health, governance and financial markets. Nation Media Group in collaboration with the University of Nairobi has launched a platform where professionals, stakeholders, leaders and Kenyans will get an opportunity to discuss issues related to development.

The platform, dubbed NMG Leadership Forum, seeks to encourage dialogue on key issues affecting the country such as economy, agriculture, health, governance and financial markets.

SUBMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS ON RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS DEADLINE - 22ND MAY 2020

Kenyans have until May 22 to submit their recommendations to a taskforce on re-opening of schools following the coronavirus pandemic. The taskforce chairperson Dr Sara Ruto has asked Kenyans to submit written memoranda to the Secretariat, which is based at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) by e-mail to covid19erc@kicd.ac.ke or through P.O. Box 30231-00100, Nairobi.

CS MAGOHA RULES OUT SCHOOL REOPENING UNDER THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has clarified that schools will not reopen in June given the current COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Prof Magoha on Sunday said the final decision on the matter will be made by the National Emergency Response Committee.

“We have said that children should enjoy their holidays and that schools shall remain closed effective 4th of this month (May) up to 4th of next month (June).”