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1.5 million candidates to sit KCPE, KCSE

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A total of 1.5 million candidates will sit this year’s national examinations in primary and secondary schools countrywide, the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) has said.

Some 449,246 candidates are from secondary schools while 844,475 candidates, including 906 from the Southern Sudan, are registered to sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary (KCPE) examinations.

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KNEC To Pilot Online Exams Next Year

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The Kenya National Examination Council will from next year embark on a pilot programme to carry out online examinations in line with the governments policy to transfer the education curriculum to digital platforms. KNEC has also announced that headteachers will from next year be able to print examination result slips online once the examination results are announced as it seeks to devolve its functions from Mitihani house. KNEC chief executive Paul Wasanga made the revelations when he announced the programme for this year’s national examinations where close to 1.5 million candidates will be sitting for their exams.

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The Truth About Cheap Online Colleges & Affordable Online Schools – Edudemic

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Online learning is quickly becoming a popular route for students of all levels studying in nearly any field. Many students in the K-12 setting already have some type of online education integrated into their course of studies. From flipped classrooms to blended learning and hybrid teaching models, students are becoming accustomed to doing at least some of their learning online.

See on www.edudemic.com

Why I Hate School But Love Education

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That “school,” as it is, could be improved isn’t a new argument.

How to make those improvements to revise our “systems” of learning in light of modern technology access and cultural patterns is why organizations like TeachThought, Edutopia, and so many others exist.

With so many talented teachers working so hard to implement so many “research-based” and exorbitantly-funded initiatives, how is it that the the problems, like quicksand, only seems to deepen every time we move?

See on www.teachthought.com

20 Substantive Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers

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20 Substantive Questions Parents Should Ask Teachers

Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense.

But for students, the ultimate support system is not an expert teacher, but an informed and supportive family. One of the most significant challenges facing formal education in the United States is the chasm separating schools and communities. The more informed a family is, the more seamlessly they’ll connect to so many other edu-constructs, from extracurricular activities and tutoring to reading programs and school-related events.

See on www.teachthought.com

How I Approach Global Learning In My Classroom

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As the world becomes ever more connected, many universities and high schools have made efforts to “globalize” their curriculum.

That is a worthy goal but achieving it is not easy. Developing global content is time consuming for the instructors and there are few guidelines that apply across disciplines.

See on www.teachthought.com

Rwandan Degree Program Aims for a ‘University in a Box’

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The program will combine MOOCs with in-person support to help students earn competency-based associate degrees from Southern New Hampshire University.

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