Cases of girls who get pregnant while in have been high in Msambweni. However, most of them have lacked encouragement to go back to school. Recently however, about 14 out 16 who fell pregnant are going back to school with the help of the head teachers, children’s officers and non-governmental organisations in Kikoneni Location, Msambweni District.
Students in Kenyan secondary schools are experiencing higher levels of bullying than the international trend, a development researchers warn may hurt individual performance and self-esteem.
Those who are bullied are increasing transforming themselves into bullies increasing the prevalence of the incidence in secondary schools, according to research released one week ago by Africa Mental Health Foundation.
In an attempt to internationalize their course, the department of architecture at the University of Nairobi has for the first time broken with tradition and started to offer two degrees in a single course, simultaneously.
The two tier-degree course in architecture, as it is now known, is part of the strategy by the department to transform itself into a world class school of architecture.
Some of the poorest countries in Africa have put in place appropriate laws and policies to protect child rights than wealthier countries.
The countries have allocated their limited resources to the provision of basic needs for their children and the funding arrangement has helped greatly in protecting the children against exploitation and harmful traditional practices.
Take this scenario in Kisumu. One morning as he was going around the school to ensure everything was running smoothly, the headmaster of St Marks Nyabera Primary School in Nyalenda informal settlement, Kisumu, noticed a group of pupils in class four giggling as they flipped through what looked like a book.
On seeing him, the students folded it and pretended to be studying. He too pretended not to have seen them and proceeded on. But he had marked one of them, and during break-time, he summoned the student to come to his office.
As the Government prepares to roll out its ambitious laptops for Standard One pupils next year, non-governmental organisations have already started investing a similar initiative in local schools.
The initiative seeks to make learning easier for pupils to enable them adapt to new methods of learning.
But at the schools of medicines, the death are taking up another valuable function of teaching and helping the living to understand more about themselves and their environment.