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Garissa college marks raid with low-key event

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Garissa University marks two years since al Shabaab attack

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Sack Education officials over poor KCPE exam results – NGO

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Garissa University college massacre mastermind killed

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Garissa University college massacre mastermind killed


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Isiolo governor hires chopper to evacuate students from flooded areas

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Isiolo governor hires chopper to evacuate students from flooded areas


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Anger as Daily Nation 'victim shames' Garissa University

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Anger as Daily Nation 'victim shames' Garissa University


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How Shabaab attack changed way Kenya varsities do things

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  • Garissa University marks two years since al Shabaab attack
    Garissa University marks two years since al Shabaab attack

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    A low-key ceremony on Sunday marked the two-year anniversary since al Shabaab militants attacked Garissa University College, killing 148, most of them students. Four terrorists stormed the institution on April 2, 2015 and shot indiscriminately at students and security personnel. Within an hour of the 5am attack, the militants had killed about 100 people. On Sunday, the university and Athletics Kenya organised a five-kilometre marathon to commemorate the lives lost
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Higher Education

  • Second psychiatric test for Tanzanian in Garissa college attack case
    Second psychiatric test for Tanzanian in Garissa college attack case

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    A Nairobi court yesterday ordered a Tanzanian, among six suspects charged with carrying out the terrorist attack at Garissa University, to undergo a fresh psychiatric evaluation. Rashid Mberesero suffered a mental breakdown at Kamiti Prison in July. He is accused of being behind the university (pictured) attack on April 2 last year, in which 148 people, mostly students, died. Mberesero was declared unfit to stand trial. He was taken to
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Universities

  • Healed from killings, university is back in business
    Healed from killings, university is back in business

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    Learning has resumed in Garissa University College, a year after the tragic terror attack at the institution and three months after it was reopened on January 4. However, the college is struggling to attract students. So far, only 150 self-sponsored students have reported, although most staff members have resumed their positions. Government-sponsored students are yet to return but the administration is hopeful that the September intake will resound good news
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Students

  • Father of student killed in Garissa massacre sues college for negligence
    Father of student killed in Garissa massacre sues college for negligence

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    The father of a student killed at Garissa University College during a two years ago has sued the institution for negligence. Gakuru Michire moved to the High Court seeking compensation from the college following the death of his son Samuel Michire. The assault by al Shabaab on April 2, 2015 left about 147 people dead and several seriously injured. Michire said his son was undertaking a bachelors degree in education
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Colleges

  • How Shabaab attack changed way Kenya varsities do things
    How Shabaab attack changed way Kenya varsities do things

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    Closed gates, inquisitive guards and the occasional sniffer dog is the new face of the main universities and colleges in Kenya thanks to the terrorist attack at Garissa University College exactly one year ago. Before then, movement in and out of Kenya’s institutions of higher learning was virtually unrestricted to students and visitors alike. Al-Shabaab gunmen killed 142 students during the Garissa university attack. “It became evident that universities and
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Teachers

  • Gunmen kidnap three teachers at Dadaab refugee camp
    Gunmen kidnap three teachers at Dadaab refugee camp

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    Gunmen kidnap three teachers at Dadaab refugee camp Gunmen raided a school in Hagadera, Dadaab refugee complex, Garissa County and kidnapped three teachers. The attack took place Wednesday dawn at about 1am and involved three gunmen. They kidnapped teachers from Udha Academy after shooting to the air twice. Those kidnapped were identified as Isaac Mwangi, Alfred Mwangangi and Isaac Kaniu. Three other teachers managed to escape the attack by hiding
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    Tags: Social Issues |  Teachers |  Refugees |  Refugee camps |  Violence |  Gun Violence | 
    Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Garissa |  Dadaab | 

Schools

  • Class one pupils in 150 schools to get laptops tomorrow
    Class one pupils in 150 schools to get laptops tomorrow

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    Class one pupils in 150 selected schools will have digital devices delivered and installed in their schools starting Tuesday, marking the actualization of the Sh17 billion Digital Literacy Programme. Mombasa and Kwale counties are marked as first beneficiaries with Garissa, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Kisii, Uasin Gishu, Kakamega, Bungoma and Kajiado following closely this week. The exercise is expected to close on May 13, already, four schools already received their laptops
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Examinations

  • Allow us to sit exam, say Dadaab students
    Allow us to sit exam, say Dadaab students

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    Let us sit this year’s national exams before we are sent back home, refugee students have urged the government. Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp is to be closed by November. The KCPE and KCSE exams usually take place this month. The refugees have their own schools and teachers inside the camps and students are taught the Kenyan curriculum. UNHCR records show that Hagardera, Ifo1, Ifo2, Dagahaley and Kambi Hoss
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