On Saturday morning, the country woke up to the sad news of an inferno that had engulfed Moi Girls High School out of which nine students so far have lost their lives. Less than 24 hours later … read more School fires; Is the ghost back?
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.