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Involve private schools in laptop projects, Govt told

Posted by African Press International on July 25, 2013

  • BY GODFREY WAMALWA, API KENYA

Private school owners drawn from populated Bungoma County have appealed to the government to involve them in the laptop project .

The secretary of private school owners association in Bungoma County Japheth Mayabilo has said that parents with pupils in private schools are also taxpayers and therefore the government should involve them in the project.

The secretary further said that it will be discriminative for the government to exclude them from the laptops project and yet they cover the same syllabus and they will sit the same national examination.

“The government would have mocked our children rights if it denies them equal treatment when it comes to matters to do with education”he said.

He argued that excluding children from private schools will be doing a disservice to them and they may not be able to compete favorably in the job market because of their level of technology.

The secretary also expressed fear that private schools may lose market because many children will prefer schools with laptops.

 

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Setting up a university campus in Busia

Posted by African Press International on July 25, 2013

  • BY GODFREY WAMALWA, API KENYA,

A constituent campus of  Masinde  Muliro University of Science and Technology will be set up in Nambale constituency of Busia County.

Area legislator Sakwa Bunyasi has led a delegation of the local leaders to discuss the issues with the university leadership at the University in Kakamega adding  that  the local leadership has agreed to identify and purchase land for construction of the college.

The legislator said that due to the increasing number of those done with secondary school course; it would be of great benefit if the university built the campus in Nambale.

“To help the university work fast, we  have agreed that they allocate some funds from the constituency development fund kitty (CDF) to purchase land for the campus”said the lawmaker.

Speaking while chairing  the meeting, the university’s acting vice-chancellor Professor Asenath Sigot hailed the delegation from Nambale saying that it was indeed a good move from the Member of Parliament.

She further said that in the current Education statute each county is needed to have a university and   Nambale people led by their MP are moving in the right direction.

“With university in Nambale, it will be useful not only to the members of my constituency but also the neighboring constituencies” added the Mp

The campus will be set up in an open area and easy to access and will not only serve the area but Nambale and its neighbors.

He also remarked that he will lead the residents in making sure that plans to build the branch begins before the end of this year.

 

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Lawyer for Nyando petioner has no certificate

Posted by African Press International on July 25, 2013

  • BY JEFF OTIENO.

Kisumu High court witnessed a rare drama this week when it emerged that a lawyerrepresenting Nyando election petitioner Jared Okello doesn’t have a practicing certificate.Okello went to court early April on alleged grounds that the incumbent Mp Fred Outas victory was shrouded with election malpractices.

Pascal Odhiambo the lawyer victim was conspicuously absent when the presiding judgeAggrey Muchelule ruled that all the applications done by him during the trial period be srtuck off with costs.However both parties will brace for 45 minutes each of submission before Muchelule on 8th August next month.

Its imperative to note that the lawyer who filed the case Bruce Odeny is different from Pascal Odhiambo who has been arguing the case. The press could not however immediately establish whether the duo who are based in Kisumu are from the same law firm.

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