January 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Gender and Education: Tackling the Challenges to Girl-child Education in Kenya

Education of girls is essential in the drive by nations to achieve the Millennium Development Goals .Although the education policy of most African countries do not discriminate against girls and women, there is a serious gender disparity in enrolment and transition form one level to the next, especially in rural Africa.



Many girls hardly get the right/relevant type of education that would make them overcome the social, cultural and health challenges .Hardly does the education system… Continue

Added by Dan Andrew Otedo on January 31, 2009 at 18:15 — 3 Comments

Time to Overhaul Teaching in Kenya

Teachers in Kenya are now backing in class after two weeks of a nationwide strike over pay issues. The lop side of it is that students may not complete the syllabus. This is made worse by the fact that many were out of school for at least a month last year due to the post election violence.



The Teachers Service Commission may well have carried its threat carry out its threat to ‘sack the striking teacher’s en-masse’. Replacing them with inexperienced graduates and retirees would only… Continue

Added by Dan Andrew Otedo on January 31, 2009 at 13:17 — 2 Comments

New to TWB

I am quite excited to be a member of TWB-Canada. I was a Student Without Borders with World University Services of Canada and that was a very positive experience in Botswana. I am now taking the next step to be a member of TWB. I feel that education is the ticket out of poverty but education that values the context that people live in.



I do hope that my contributions will be meaningful and I am also hoping to learn a great deal that I can then imbed in my curricula.



I… Continue

Added by Sandra Sukhan on January 21, 2009 at 13:45 — No Comments

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