Here are the official draws for the National Kenya Secondary Schools Sports games to be held at State House girls and Nairobi School as from 11th April to 15th April.
Pool A-Uppah (Nairobi), St. Mary’s Yala (Nyanza), Kanagru (Eastern), Bush (Central)
Pool B-Patch (Nairobi), Galana School (Coast), kakamega (Western), Laisewr Hiil (Rift Valley)
Pool A-North Eastern (Unrepresented yet), St. Bridgids Girls (R. Valley), BuruBuru Girls (Nairobi), Nyamira (Nyanza)
Pool B- Kaya Tiwi (Coast), Kirinyaga (Central), Tigoi (Western), Loreto Limuru (Central)
Pool A- Kapsabet Boys (Eastern), Uppah (Nairobi), Agakhan Academy (Coast), Kisumu Boys (Nyanza)
Pool B- Laiser Hill (R. Valley), North Eastern (Unrepresented yet), Chavakali (Western), Nyeri Baptist (Central)
Pool A- Moi Girls’ School (Nairobi), Kerugoya Girls (Central), Sinyolo Girls (Nyanza), Bura Girls (Coastal)
Pool B- Parklands Arya Girls (Nairobi), St. Joseph Kibwezi (Eastern), St. Josephs (R. Valley), St. Cecilia Misikhu (Western)
Pool A- Dr. Ribiero Parklands (Nairobi), Musingu (Western), Kisumu Day (Nyanza), Shimo La Tewa (Coast)
Pool B- Uppah (Nairobi), Mang’u High (Central), Meru School (Eastern), St. Anthony’s (R. Valley)
What are your expectations? Who do you think will make it through the pools, to the finals? Which game are you looking forawrd to? Come on, let us know below, or engage with us on our official Facebook page The Insyder Magazine, where the games shall be streaming live. Ciao.
Last weekend was full of activities sports-wise. Different regions held their finals to select who would represent them at the national level come next month. For starters, we have eight regions, which are basically what we used to know as provinces. All regions have held their finals except North Eastern which is yet to, and is likely to hold theirs early next month just before nationals.
In Nairobi, Buru galz’s Timberland beat Parklands Arya and are now going to face Nyamira Girls and St. Brigits in basketball girls nationals in one pool. Also in the same pool will be a representative from North eastern region. Pool B shall have Kaya Tiwi from the Coast, Kirigara, Tigoi and Loreto Limuru from Kiambu. For basketball boys, pool A shall have kanagru Boys, Nairobi’s Uppah, Aga Khan from the coast and then Kisumu Boys. Pool B shall have North Eastern’s representative taking on Laiser Hill, Sigalame and Nyeri Baptist.
The North Eastern region doesn’t participate in some sports, like hockey (boys and girls) and Rugby. Therefore, the KSSSA decided that Nairobi shall have two representatives in each of the three games.
Here is how the regions shall meet in different games;
On our Magazine January this year, we focused on ‘Back To School’ issues and one of them was bullying. We interviewed students who told us they have never experienced any form of bullying, not even when they stepped into the schools in form one.
One of the biggest news right now is the resignation of the Principal of Alliance High School Mr. David Kariuki over bullying allegations leveled against the school’s prefects by form one students.
A group of the premier school’s prefects allegedly have been bullying students (especially form ones), beating them up to a point where they seek external medical attention, yet the school has been cushioning them. A student who spoke to Daily Nation told how some school captains told them that they (the captains) were gods who were to be worshiped.
“Then early the next morning we were woken up at 3am and forced to lie on the graves,” he says.
One intimates how they have ‘Punishment parades and action nights’ where they new students are beaten upto midnight by prefects.
This is the first bullying scandal that has taken the country by storm, eliciting so much anger amongst parents and students (of Alliance High School and other schools as well). It has aroused the Ministry of Education’s reaction who probed the matter as well as TSC.
So yesterday it was reported that the Principal had resigned impromptu, despite his age being not yet. However the TSC has released a press statement saying that he did not resign, but he applied to retire and acted so in line with the law. But it begs for the question, why now?
We are still digging into this story. More on the TSC-Ministry of Education tag of war coming up.
Early this month we broke out the story of this young boy who couldn’t manage enough money to be admitted in form one, but help came from social media when a group of ex-military men decided to take charge. well, seems the success story of social media isn’t ending soon after one Serine Akinyi got her dreams fulfilled by joining form one after a call-to-action on social media.
Police have arrested a male teacher who tried to impersonate a female KCSE candidate during an exam session
Wonders ever cease, especially during national exams. There will always be something that can shock you to the core. Just yesterday we reported of how a student passed on minutes into sitting for an exam, the student was suffering from blood pressure complications.
And just today morning, a teacher was busted trying to do an exam for a female student.
The teacher identified as Joshua Otoki, 34, from Nyabururu Girls Secondary School was caught by a vigilant exam supervisor writing a female name on an exam answer sheet. The exam was taking place at Sameta examination center in Kisii County
Joshua is said to have impersonated a candidate named Quinter Kerubo, 20.
“We suspect that the female student made the arrangement with the teacher so as to secure an excellent result in the subject,”
the supervisor said.
I guess one thing is for sure, CS Matian’gi’s new exam rules to curb cheating are really working. All in all, such stunts are not acceptable in any way.
Kakea Mbachu is one of the students fine tuning their skills at the International School of Advertising. She sits tall and expresses herself confidently as she shares her story and therein her decision to come to study with ISA. Kakea got her undergraduate degree in International Relations at USIU but had always had an interest in PR. Her interest alone got her a job at one of Nairobi’s PR agencies where she worked while still going to school for her first degree. Upon graduation she realized that the International Relations world did not appeal to her and her heart was still set in PR.
“PR is in my blood, and I find the PR world exciting,” She says. The fire in her eyes is clear. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get it.
Kakea Mbachu is taking a CAM (Communications Advertising and Marketing) accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK. She knows that a CAM diploma will not only align her passion with the Communications and PR world but also prepare her to be at the cutting edge of professional development with practical skills in Digital Marketing and Communications.
“It’s great to understand the whole Communication ecosystem and the different roles within it and how they all interact in the digital revolution we are all experiencing.”
The CAM diploma is a 9 unit course covering Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing and Integrated Digital Media and Marketing. You can learn more about CAM alongside other professional courses here.
At the wake of Kenyan high school strikes and property worth millions burning into ashes, we sought teeniez’ view on this grave issue. The students, all from several schools had the following to say;
(Actual names withheld)
“We are tensed (sic) about the exam because there is no leakage this year.” – Peter
“Tough admins are a reason. School admins don’t involve us in making small decisions for the school. They are tough and harsh! The tension between us and teachers is due to the strictness.” – Tom
“Matiangi’s rules are too harsh. They are bringing exam tension. His rules are inconsiderate.” – Ann.
“Some people expected leakage in third term, so lack of it is just a major blow.” – Mike
“I think it’s just the students inciting each other; teachers have nothing to do with this. This is all peer influence amongst the students because we have no voice out there.” – Mary.
“Frustration is brewing amongst bitter students. As in the term has been extended and third term we have no activities at all, it’s a strain to us. Peer pressure is encouraging more and more guys to gang up and burn schools. The main problem is the fact that we have no say as students. They need to let us make choices. The pressure from Matiang’i just creates more and more tension.” – John
“The problem is not in the schools, it’s at KNEC. Locking us in school won’t make a difference. KNEC itself should reform. The shock of change of culture and tension about MOCKS and KCSE is exploding. We are trying to find ways to air grievances.” – Ken
“If people burn things and riot out there when trying to pass a message, then what do you expect us to do?” – Robert
“We have no say and rules are being made without considering our views. Due to this guys are looking for other ways to be noticed.” – Steve
From the reactions of these students and some of the school teachers we interviewed, we can deduce that there possibly could be a main reason behind the recent unrest. One that’s looming below the surface and most people can’t seem to identify clearly. It’s the big elephant in the room.
Could it be that exam fraud might be the trigger?
Could it be that the possibility of being unable to access exam “leakage” could be triggering the current wave of school unrest? Could the current Education CS be under fire because of his tough measures to end exam cheating?