1. GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
2. SERBIA SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022
3. THE GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP 2022
4. MAURITIUS AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2022
5. UNCTAD Scholarship 2022
6. Hungary Scholarships: 2022/2023 Academic Year
7. SHARJIAH- UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- 2022
8. QATAR SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM 2020-2021
9. AUSTRIAN SCHOLARSHIP 2022-2023
10. ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP 2022-2023
11. MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE 2022-2023
12. 7TH EDITION OF THE SCIENCE BY WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
13. RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS -2022/2023
14. SCHOLARSHIPS ON EDUCATION OUTREACH IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM-INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
15. DAAD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME “IN-COUNTRY/IN-REGION FOR EAST AFRICA DAAD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME “IN-COUNTRY/IN-REGION FOR EAST AFRICA
16. KINGDOM OF JORDAN: BACHELOR OF ARABIC LANGUAGE FOR
17. SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
18. EAST AFRICAN SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE YEAR 2022
19. COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS 2022
20. Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme (PTAP) for Kenyan students for the Academic Year 2021-2022
21. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN SWITZERLAND
22. SNU PRESIDENT FELLOWSHIP(SPF)SPRING 2022
23. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (SNU) PRESIDENT FELLOWSHIP FOR THE 2022 SPRING SEMESTER
24. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (SNU) PRESIDENT FELLOWSHIP FOR THE 2022 SPRING SEMESTER
A LINK TO THE ABOVE SCHOLARSHIPS, VISIT MINISTRY WEBSITE AT - https://www.education.go.ke/
November 11, 2021
Are you a KCSE holder looking for placement to Diploma, Certificate and Artisan course in a TVET college under Government sponsorship?
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is once again inviting you to apply for a TVET course of your choice in any public National Polytechnic, Technical Training Institute or Technical and Vocational Training College.
The online application will open on November 15, 2021 and close on November 28, 2021.
1. Artisan Certificate Courses - Mean Grade of D – (minus) to E
2. Craft Certificate Courses - Mean Grade of D (plain) and above
3. Diploma Courses - Mean Grade of C – (minus) and above
All KCSE certificate holders who have not benefited from Government-sponsorship for TVET training before are eligible to apply where they meet the minimum requirements, regardless of the year one sat for the KCSE examination.
How to Apply
The application procedure, available TVET courses and their requirements, a list of Government institutions and other relevant information are available on the website.
Applicants may obtain advice or application support from the KUCCPS service desks in the following Huduma Centres: Nairobi (GPO), Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Garissa, Kitui, Eldoret, Kakamega, Meru, Kitale, Thika, Isiolo, Narok, Laikipia and Nakuru, subject to the Ministry of Health protocols put in place in the Huduma Centres.
For more information, call us on 020 5137400.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR RECRUITMENT OF GENERAL SERVICE OFFICER (GSO)
CADETS, SPECIALIST OFFICERS, GENERAL DUTY RECRUITS, TRADESMEN/WOMEN
AND DEFENCE FORCES CONSTABLES INTO THE KENYA DEFENCE FORCES
DV-2023 Program: The online registration period for the DV-2023 Program begins on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5).
N/B : Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified.
NAIROBI – Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The KUCCPS application portal is open for the third and final revision of choices for placement to degree, diploma, craft and artisan courses for government sponsorship.
The third and final revision targets:
How do I know if I have not been placed and need to revise/apply?
Those who applied recently should confirm the status of their applications by login to the KUCCPS Student’s Portal.
In addition, the KCSE index numbers of the applicants required to do a third revision of choices is published HERE.
With any KCSE grade, you have an opportunity to pursue a course under government sponsorship!
Revision/Application Dates: 13th July to 17th July, 2021
Apply before the deadline!
Chief Executive Officer
May 24, 2021
KUCCPS invites the KCSE examination class of 2020 and other Kenyan youth seeking training opportunities to apply for government sponsorship to universities and colleges.
The online application system opened on May 24, 2021 and will close on June 11, 2021.
Level & Minimum KCSE Grade
Who is eligible?
Artisan E - KCSE class of 2020 and previous years up to 2000
Craft D - KCSE class of 2020 and previous years up to 2000
Diploma C – (minus) - KCSE class of 2020 and previous years up to 2000
Degree C+ - KCSE class of 2020
The minimum requirements are subject to other entry requirements stipulated by professional and regulatory bodies where applicable.
Regardless of your KCSE score, you have a chance to pursue your desired career under government sponsorship by joining a college or university through KUCCPS. KUCCPS is committed to leaving no candidate behind.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Nyandarua National Polytechnic wishes to invite applications from candidates who sat their KCSE this year and in the previous years for May/Sep 2021 intake.
A Minimum of C- for Diploma, D plain for Certificate, and D- for Artisan Courses.
Technical Training is now FREE !! The Government is NOW paying Ksh 30k sponsorship per student and HELB is financing 40k per student ( 26k as fees and 14k as pocket money)Per year. We shall assist you to register with KUCCPS and HELB at our KUCCPS/HELB Desk (located at the Deans Office TNNP)
Visit our institution situated 7 km from Nyahururu Town along the busy Nairobi-Nyahururu highway and start the journey to your dream career today. Hurry before the opportunity lapses!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ;
0727256001/0732335867 OR visit our website; www.nyandaruanationalpoly.ac.ke
Please forward to other groups and help a friend, neighbor, or relative access Quality TVET Training.
THE CHIEF PRINCIPAL,
THE NYANDARUA NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC
The County Public Service Board wishes to engage twenty-five (25) casual workers for Ol’Kalou Municipality. The casual workers will be engaged by the Municipal Manager, Ol’Kolou Municipality to carry out various duties within the Municipality.
Interested candidates are required to fill and submit the Application form online not later than 5 pm on 10th May 2021.
The County Public Service Board wishes to engage three casual workers for the Seed Potato Multiplication Project in Ol’Kalou Sub-County.
The County Seed Potato Multiplication and Storage Project is funded by the European Union. The casual workers will be deployed in greenhouses under the
supervision of a technical officer. Their duties will include:
Cleaning the greenhouses and the Tissue Culture Laboratory; and
Any other duties as may be assigned.
here is the application link http://www.nyandarua.go.ke/vacancies/
Inbox/Contact Mr. Sharpener Wallace Njogu on 0727 430 552 to place your orders or for more information.
#Grab these special offers while they last!
Those who sat for KCPE & got 250 marks and above to apply for the above-stated bursary. Kshs. 30,000 maximum per year.
1. 250 marks & above
2. Total orphan
3. Birth certificate for the applicant
4. Death certificate for both parents
5. Calling letter to Secondary School
6. Fee structure
7. Public Secondary School (Boarding)
Application Forms are available at SUB COUNTY CHILDREN OFFICES
Prior experience in insurance or banking is an added advantage
Pleasant monthly Commission as per the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Kenya guidelines.
MODE OF APPLICATION:
Applicants to send updated CVs with 3 referees to Mercy.Wanjala@ext.jubileekenya.com
City eye hospital is a social venture that provides quality and affordable eye care to people living in Kenya and is a
member of the ACCESS eye hospital network in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are a dedicated, dynamic, and experienced
team of eye care professionals.
We are looking forward to the onboard top and unique talent to support our venture of offering unmatched eye care
services in line with our core values; God, People, and Excellence. We have exciting career opportunities as detailed
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE
through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal:
(i) Applicants should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is
an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic
and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of
the Constitution - Article 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of
Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to
men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND
THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National
Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 15
March 2021 latest 5.00 pm
(East African Time)
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE
through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal:
1.Internship / Trainee Opportunity Open At Ministry Of Water, Sanitation And Irrigation
2.PWC Kenya Internship Now Open For Applications
3.Internship Opportunity Open at the Danish Royal Embassy in Nairobi
4.Internship Openings At United Nations Nairobi Office
5.Internship Opportunity Open At Save the Children
6. Internship Opportunity Open At KEMRI
7.Internship Opportunity Open At UNDP
8.Internship Program Open At International Finance Corporation
9.Paid Internship Opportunity Open At APHRC Kenya
10.Commercial Internship/Graduate Programme – EABL
11.Davis & Shirtliff Group Recruiting Intern Students
Prospective candidates must be aged between 22-31 years
Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent
Be in possession of a degree from a recognized institution
Must be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and is physically fit
How to submit your profile
2. DIPLOMA TRAINEES
Prospective candidates must be aged between 20-30 years
Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE),mean grade C (plain) or its equivalent
Be in possession of a college diploma, earned over at least 18 months of study in a recognized institution
Must be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and is physically fit
How to submit your profile
3. CERTIFICATE TRAINEES
Prospective candidates must be aged between 20-26 years
Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade D+ or its equivalent
Be in possession of a relevant Certificate from a recognized institution, covering at least 6 months of study
Must be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and is physically fit
To Apply here is their LINK
The application form can be downloaded through this link APPLICATION FORM
Kinangop Technical and Vocational College is looking to hire new teachers for:
1. Electrical Engineering
2. Building and Construction
3. Food and Beverage
4. Hairdressing and Cosmetology.
If interested, urgently mail application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Artisan D – and E
Craft D + and D
Diploma C and C – (Minus)
However, getting the right scope for international study opportunities is not easy. Today, I will share the top fully-funded awards for international students in 2021. I hope it will be of help.
Japanese government scholarship supports foreign students who study in higher education institutions, selected on the recommendation of Japanese Consulate General, University, or Authority.
The SI Scholarship for Global Professionals aims to develop future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
Award scholarships to students and professionals from a number of countries to study in Flanders. This is available to 31 scholarship countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The New Zealand Government offers Scholarships including full academic scholarships and short term training scholarships for workers to gain work skills, English skills and workplace experience.
Korea offers International students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea.
Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK.
This a Hungarian Scholarship program aimed for Worldwide students aiming to pursue their Undergraduate and graduate programs.
Australia Awards scholarships and short courses to individuals from over 45 developing countries to pursue their undergrad and graduate programs in Australia.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.
Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships are aimed at talented individuals who have the potential to make change. The CSC offers around 800 awards for postgraduate study and professional development each year.
The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.
The Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards scholarships to highly talented international students who want to study a master's programme at a Flemish university, a school of arts or the Antwerp Maritime Academy.
This is a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists.
Positions - 57 Posts
Requirements - KCSE D Plain
Salary Est.- Ksh.23,000
Positions - 38 Posts
Requirements - KCSE C Plain
Salary Est.- Ksh.28,000
Positions - 100 Posts
Requirements - KCSE D Plain & DL
Salary Est.- Ksh.44,000
Positions - 15 Posts
Requirements - KCSE D Plain & DL
Salary Est.- Ksh.25,000
Positions - 30 Posts
Requirements - KCSE D Plain & Plant Operation Training
Salary Est.- Ksh.44,000
How to Apply:
Nairobi Metropolitan Services
P.O Box 40530-00100
a) Scanned copies of detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials, and other supporting documents.
b) Copy of the National Identity card.
C) Certificate of good conduct.
All applications should clearly be marked the position applied for and submitted online to email@example.com to be received on or before 29th January 2021 at 5.00pm.
We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, friendly staff to be part of our opening team at the Mara Palacio Resort. At Mara Palacio Resort, we believe your attitude is more important than anything. This is why we wish to recruit a dynamic, result-oriented, and committed individuals to serve within the Resort and on game drives.
POSITIONS VACANT INCLUDES
Front Desk staff 4-Positions Monthly Salary Kshs 32,145/=
Waiters/ress 18-Positions Monthly Salary Kshs 28,205/=
Room att. 3-Positions Monthly Salary Kshs 29,045/=
Barmen 3-Positions Monthly Salary Kshs 30,075/=
Chef/Kitchen Staff 6-Positions Monthly Salary Kshs 31,145/= up to 38,600/=
Cleaners 4-Positions Monthly Salary Kshs 20,145/=
1. Kenyan citizens with atleast K.C.S.E (Form 4) level education.
2. Good attitude, willing to learn & work hard.
3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English as language.
4. Friendly and engaging personality.
5. Must be of impeccable integrity and honesty.
6. Excellent customer service.
7. Time management skills and attention to detail
THAT this is a 2 year contract during which time you will be gaining experience & working as you grow your career.
THAT the above vacancies are also open to those with no prior experience in the hospitality industry since personal attitude and passion go hand in hand with experience.
THAT these positions are NOT open to those CURRENTLY battling infectious air born diseases e.g. TB
THAT the jobs are available in two shifts of 9hrs i.e. Day shift & night shift.
THAT you will be working 6 days a week according to your religion.
THAT Mara Palacio Resort considers the monthly salaries indicated above as starting salaries for the mentioned vacancies for a period starting from February 2021.
THAT after February 2021, you will be entitled to better pay with company benefits as per your job description and personal effort.
THAT until February 2021, you are not entitled to company benefits e.g. leave allowance, company loans etc. hence your salary mentioned above is not subject to tax or any deductions..
THAT replies for BOTH successful & unsuccessful applicants to be sent through E-Mail and phone.
THAT modest accommodation and balanced healthy meals will be provided to all staff.
THAT the SELECTION PANEL will be responsible for the final selection.
APPLICATION PROCESS, APPLICATION TO INCLUDE;
a) – Handwritten or typed application that includes position or positions applied for.
b) -CV & Copy of your result slip or certificate.
c) –A copy of your national ID or waiting card.
d) – Day time phone contact.
SEND TO THE ADDRESS BELOW:-
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Mara Palacio Resort,
PO Box 296-20500,
Applications to come ONLY through the EMail address or Box number given
For INQUIRIES EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Since, it's becoming mandatory for job seekers to have these clearance certificates to secure a job, you don’t need to worry anymore.
- Certiﬁcate of Good Conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations.
- Clearance Certiﬁcate by Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
- Clearance Application from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
- Clearance Certiﬁcate from a Credit Reference Bureau. (CRB)
- Tax Compliance Certiﬁcate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
For sure you will have to part with a certain amount of money to get these certificates, which sometimes is a little more expensive for young job seekers. The good news is that non-beneficiaries of HELB can now download the certificate without travel or waiting for the approval process, KRA compliance has also been made instant for compliant KRA pin holder, and for non-compliant they need to pay the penalties for affected years, which are calculated by the number of years of late filing and multiply by kshs. 2000/=.
We have made it easier for you to get these certificates through our assistance. Just Whatsapp us and get everything sorted out within a day.
Whatsapp us HERE
JOBS Application Procedure:
Applications should be sent to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation,
Kawi House, Block C/South C-Bellevue,
P.O Box 34585-00100,
So as to reach on/or before 31st December, 2020.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
THE ABOVE CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE and we can assist you ACQUIRE most of these Certificates and posibly all of them. JUST contact us HERE
Applicants shall be required to upload the
following documents during applications;
a. Letter of appointment to the current grade.
b. Letter of appointment/deployment to the current responsibility.
c. Certiﬁcate of Good Conduct from Director of Criminal Investigations.
d. Clearance Certiﬁcate by Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
e. Clearance Application from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
f.Clearance Certiﬁcate from a Credit Reference Bureau.
g. Tax Compliance Certiﬁcate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
The above certificates/forms are available at cyber cafe Contact us for assistance
KRA PIN refers to a Personal Identification Number that is issued by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to both Kenyan Residents and Non-Kenyan Residents
Ones became eligible to apply for KRA Pin if he/she either a Kenyan / Foreigner who is above 18 years of age and has either a Kenyan National ID or an Alien ID.
How Do I Get My KRA PIN?
You can get your KRA PIN in Kenya today at KRA Websit. you can also use this our Contact us form and we will apply KRA on your for you. the process takes within 2mins .
To apply for KRA PIN certificate you need either your National ID (for Kenyans) or Alien ID (for Non – Kenyans).
OTHER SERVICES WE OFFER;
Turnover Tax(TOT) is a tax charged on gross sales of a business as per Sec. 12(c) of the Income Tax Act.
First introduced vide Finance Act 2006, replaced by Presumptive Income Tax vide Finance Act 2018 then reintroduced vide Finance Act 2019.
The effective date of TOT is 01/01/2020
Who should pay TOT?
Turnover Tax (TOT) is payable by resident persons whose gross turnover from business is more than Kshs. 1,000,000 and does not exceed or is not expected to exceed Kshs 50,000,000 in any given year.
TOT does not apply to:
· Eligible taxpayers are advised to log onto iTax, add the TOT obligation, file the monthly returns and make payment.
· Taxpayers who are eligible for Turnover Tax may opt not to be under the provisions of this tax by writing to the Commissioner of Domestic Taxes. However this is subject to approval.
What is the rate for Turnover Tax (TOT)?
Filing of TOT Returns
TOT will be filed and paid on a monthly basis. The due date is on or before 20th of the following month.
Turnover Tax Return
What is the penalty for Non-Compliance?
Emerging Issues under TOT
Source KRA Website
HELB Loan or Higher Education Loan Board is a body that lend loans to students in Colleges and University. For diploma and certificates you should apply for Tivet loan and for medical students they have their loan called Afya Elimu Fund Loans.
To apply for HELB loan, you need to have with you the following ;
Now ready to apply for HELB? It is advisable to have someone to assist you in this since the helb is a loan given and it requires some accuracy . A lot of students miss the loan due to small mistakes .
Columbus cyber has an online cyber café services that you can take advantage of and we will advise and assist you in applying . just use our contact form or whatsapp link for assistance.
When done with application , print 2 filled copies for further processing and attach these documents ,
Have the printed forms signed by;
Drop points are currently ; HELB offices or huduma center
KUCCPS (KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE)
The Placement Service has begun sending out text messages directly to the Candidates informing them of the programmes and institutions they have been placed to. The Candidates may also access the information by logging in to the online application portal. Here are tips to guide you as you prepare to join your new school.
What to do at this time
On your mobile phone ;
Id card will be required when applying for HELB since you will be required a KRA Pin to open a bank account. For those who doesn’t have their I card ready will be required to wait until their id card is out.
Since the placement is now done use these guideline and it might be helpful.
Some colleges may use the email/postal address you registered at kuccps website during revision some schools may request you for the address so as to send it through poster or email . (that’s one reason why you should contact them)
If they use postal address, please request them to give you atleast the date of posting to avoid anxiety caused during waiting period. This will also save your time and finances, since you won’t keep on visiting Post offices.
What next after receiving your admission letter ?
It’s time to start the final process of admission where you should be ready to spend now.
In the admission documents there we have admission letter with admission number. That number is your identity in your new school and you will be required to quote it every time you communicate with your new school administration.
Since you have now secured an admission , it’s time to apply for HELB, as part of preparation to join your new school.see how to apply for HELB loan
KeNHA Scholarship Application Open !
Kenha in collaboration with AfDB Bank and ADF Bank are offering fully sponsored scholarship in various courses
1) 18 – 35 years
2) Be unemployed
3) KCPE and KCSE graduate
4) School drop outs
1) Job specific training across various fields (Both Technical and Craftsmanship). Examples include but not limited to civil engineering, Masonry, Solar Technology, Plumbing, Motor Vehicle Technology, Beauty and hair, Computer packages, Hospitality, Secretarial Studies , electrical, welding and more.
2) Internship with KeNHA
3) Certificate of completion is rewarded at the end of the training program
4) The program is entirely FREE and FUNDED by AfDB and ADF . So, take advantage.
More details and application form below
Attn: News Editor
HELB WAIVES THE KES 1,000 NON-BENEFICIARY COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE FEE
July 2020. Chapter VI on Leadership and Integrity of the Constitution of Kenya,2010 requires all
persons applying for public jobs to present specific compliance certificates as part of the interview process. HELB
is one of the listed institutions from which interviewees seek compliance certificates. The HELB compliance
certificate enables institutions to assess individuals applying for jobs in the following areas:
1. Credit worthiness - Having fully repaid or currently repaying their loans indicates good personal financial
planning and can be trusted with organizational assets and other resources,
2. Social responsibility - Support in building the HELB revolving Fund to ensure the current needy students
access higher education after the past beneficiaries repay outstanding loans, and
3. Integrity - An indication of personal responsibility and motivation for beneficiaries to service their loans.
HELB has therefore been issuing compliance certificates to non-beneficiaries of student loans at a fee of Kshs.
1,000 to defray the cost of the certificate and other administrative expenses. However, during various stakeholder
engagements where HELB seeks feedback on Citizen Service Delivery, it has repeatedly come to our attention that
the charges for non-loanee compliance certificate are perceived to be punitive, especially to the many
unemployed youth who did not benefit from the student loans. Some of the issues that have been raised by
Kenyans in various forums include but are not limited to:
1. Unemployment and Under-employment challenges,
2. Slow economic growth and escalated cost of living, and
3. Retrenchment and downsizing affecting all sectors which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Given the foregoing issues raised by Kenyans, HELB has stopped charging Kshs. 1,000 for issuance of the
Compliance Certificate with effect from 15th
July 2020. The HELB Compliance Certificates will now be free of
charge and can be accessed from the HELB Website www.helb.co.ke as well as the E-Citizen Portal.
This gesture is an indication that HELB remains committed to listening to feedback from stakeholders.
Mr. Charles Ringera,
MONDAY, October 5, 2020
Are you a KCSE holder who has not yet enrolled into a TVET college? Did you miss the last placement to diploma, certificate and artisan courses?
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is once again inviting you to apply for a TVET course of your choice in National Polytechnics, Technical Training Institutes or other Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.
The online application system will open from Thursday, October 15, 2020 to Thursday, November 5, 2020 for the TVET Continuous Placement to Diploma, Certificate and Artisan courses. The minimum requirements are:
All KCSE certificate holders who have not benefited from Government sponsorship before are eligible to apply where they meet the minimum requirements, whichever year one did the KCSE examination.
How to Apply
All applications must be done online through the Student’s Portal accessible via the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke.
The application procedure, available TVET courses and their requirements, a list of Government institutions sponsored under the Ministry of Education and other relevant information are available on the Student's portal.
Application support will be provided through the Huduma Centres in Nairobi (GPO and Makadara), Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Garissa, Kitui, Eldoret, Kakamega, Meru and Nakuru, subject to social distancing and hygiene measures put in place in the respective Huduma Centres.
In addition, the Placement Service will continuously provide support through its official digital platforms.
For more information, visit the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke or call us on 020 5137400, 0723954927 or 0734879662.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
STATE DEPARTMENT FOR EARLY LEARNING AND BASIC EDUCATION
INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP FOR DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAMME (IIDLP) – 1000 POSTS
The Ministry of Education, State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education invites recent University graduates in ICT and Education with ICT to apply for Information Communication and Technology Internship Programme. The Ministry through the programme is looking for young interns for a 12 month internship programme to support the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) at the Sub-County level. .
Duties and Responsibilities
An intern at this level will be responsible to the Sub County Director of Education in performance of his/her duties. Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:
Requirements for appointment
For appointment, an applicant must have:-
How to apply
Read the instructions carefully
Application Deadline: Oct. 15, 2020
TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGES NOW READY FOR MAY 2021 INTAKE FOR NEW STUDENTS
TTCs ready to have the first intake for Diploma Teacher Trainees as P1 is phased out
Plans are complete to admit the first cohort of diploma teacher trainees after the Government scrapped certificate courses in a bold move to implement the new curriculum in schools.
Under the new tuition regime, the diploma will be the minimum training level for all primary school teachers in the country as the Government lays out plans for quality teaching and learning.
Details of Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) training reveal that the curriculum has been reformed with core learning areas approved.
These areas are professional courses; teacher support courses; English, Kiswahili, or KSL for trainees who are hearing-impaired; and physical and health education.
The entry requirements shall be C Plain in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination (KCSE) or its equivalent as equated by the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec).
The duration for the diploma training shall be three years, according to the approved curriculum designs.
The designs will guide trainers and trainees on how best to deliver quality learning and teaching in tandem with the requirements of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha last week said the first group of diploma teachers will be admitted to various colleges in May, marking an end to certificates training.
“We are ready for the first intake in May for teacher training that will be crucial to the CBC,” said Prof Magoha.
There are 31 public training colleges and some 85 private colleges.
Ministry of Education suspended admissions to P1 training classes last year, saying the move is aimed at making arrangements to take in diploma students.
Magoha said the development is key for the sustainable capacity development of teachers and to improve the quality of education under the CBC.
The CS said this category of teachers will be trained specifically on how to teach pupils under the CBC.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) acting Chief Executive Officer Joel Mabonga said Kenya needs competent teachers to be able to nurture every learner’s potential as enshrined in the CBC framework.
“The mission of the teacher education curriculum is to develop a competent teacher who is committed to nurturing every learner’s potential,” said Dr. Mabonga in an earlier interview.
Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said micro-teaching and practicum in teacher education have been given prominence in order to enhance experiential and reflective learning with support from experienced teachers as mentors.
“Teacher training colleges will ensure that the teacher trainee receives appropriate training and professional development which will accord them an opportunity to engage in research,” said Kipsang.
Unlike before when content was being taught separately with methodology, in the diploma course, trainees will be taken through an integrated concept of content and pedagogy.
For example, in an English lesson, a trainee will be first taken through how to pronounce letters, and then the concept is transferred to actual teaching where they are guided on how to deliver the content in a class session.
At the end of the training, a teacher should be able to develop and assess the educational competencies required of a learner.
According to the designs, the teachers’ trainees will only specialize in three subject areas, having attained a minimum KCSE grade of C (Plain) in the learning areas they wish to focus on.
The areas for specialization have been grouped into four clusters, but teachers will only pick one subject per category for the specialty.
Kenya Sign Language, Indigenous Languages, Foreign Languages (German, French, Arabic, and Mandarin (Chinese) fall under the first cluster.
Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture, Science, and Technology are cluster two subjects with Social Studies, Religious Education (CRE, HRE, IRE) listed under cluster three. Cluster four subjects are Art and Craft, Music.
“Candidates shall specialize from the first year in at least three learning areas preferably from any one of the three clusters,” reads Curriculum Designs for Diploma in Primary Teacher Education.
Subjects such as English, Kiswahili, and Physical Health Education (PHE) will be mandatory, but not necessarily specialties.
The three mandatory learning areas will build on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the young teacher for effective lesson delivery.
Those who will be approved to teach in schools will have completed the required hours for coursework and passed the stipulated assessment as directed by Knec.
They will also be required to have completed the required hours for the practicum and passed the stipulated assessment as directed by Knec.
There shall be three months of micro-teaching undertaken as a course and will be a pre-requisite for teaching practice.
During this period, teacher trainees will prepare learning and teaching materials and short lessons, which they will try on their peers for practice and feedback
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7 REASONS WHY SOME DEGREE HOLDERS ARE POOR?
MALAM MAMUDA KABIR DUTSINMA
BASICALLY, there seven reasons why Most degree holders are poor.
1. THEY DON’T THINK BEYOND THEIR CERTIFICATES
Albert Einstein said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Have you ever heard creativity term “Think outside the box”? One of the major reasons why most graduates are poor is simply because they can’t see and think beyond their certificates.
I have seen engineering students work as bankers. I have seen medical doctors with great skills in web and graphic designs. I have seen lawyers that are very dexterous with finances. The list is endless!
The basic truth of life is that the skills that are needed to be much sought after and become more successful in life are not really found within the walls of the classrooms. Your certificate is just a proof that you are teachable, it does not suggest what you are totally capable of doing. You are full of possibilities when you think beyond your degrees and certificates.
2. THEY PRIORITIZE THEIR CERTIFICATES MORE THAN THEIR GIFTS AND TALENTS
I have often advised some of my colleagues, never to leave their gifts dormant while pursuing and hunting for jobs with their certificates. There must be a complementary balance in the pursuit of your passion and in the search for jobs.
Everybody is gifted for something, but the winning edge comes from our ability to work on our gifts and bless the world with it. The very best way to develop yourself is in the direction of your natural talents and interest. In order to live a fulfilled and impactful life, we need to work harder on our gift than our job. We need to discover our gift, develop it, and sell it. Don’t bury your TALENT with your certificates.
3. THEIR CERTIFICATES PREPARE THEM FOR A WORLD THAT NO LONGER EXIST
It has been found that most of the skills taught in schools are becoming obsolete in the present world. The world has changed a lot, and so are people’s need! It is imperative to know that the present form of university education does not prepare students for the future.
Graduates are becoming endangered species in the face of a changing world. Our archaic methods and approaches of learning are preparing graduates for a world that no longer exist, as we are churning out degree holders every year with certificates that have face value but no intrinsic worth. Most learning institutions are filled up with lecturers and pseudo-educators with lecture notes, methods and approaches that have lost relevance in a changing world.
4. THEY KNOW LESS ABOUT THEMSELVES BUT MORE ABOUT THINGS
Certificates and degrees don’t reveal people to themselves; they at most measure our IQ (Intelligent Quotient). I have often tell people that there is no Recovery without Discovery. A poor man is simply someone that has not discovered himself.
The more you discover yourself, the more you realize the treasures that are hidden deep within you. We carry inside ourselves latent treasures that can only be unveiled through self-discovery.
5. CERTIFICATES AND DEGREES CAN KILL INITIATIVES
Degrees and certificates can close up your minds to ideas while initiatives open it up. If you are not careful, your degrees and certificates can close up your mind. The purpose of education is to keep your mind perpetually opened towards limitless possibilities!
Fred Smith saw an opportunity for overnight delivery of anything anywhere in the USA, and ultra- fast delivery anywhere in the world, FedEx was born. It will be interesting to know that Fred Smith got a grade “C” in a Yale economics class for an idea that the professor belittled as unworkable.
Fred Smith’s company became the first American business to make over ten billion dollars in annual profit. Beginning with just 186 packages delivered the first night, FedEx now delivers in over two hundred countries using over 6,030 aircraft, 46,000 vehicles and 141,000 employees.
6. DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES POSITION YOU TO LOOK FOR JOBS AND NOT FOR OPPORTUNITIES
ficates and degrees prepare graduates to look for jobs and not open our eyes to life-changing opportunities. You are not poor because you don’t have a job; you are poor because you are not seeing and seizing opportunities.
Being POOR is simply Passing Over Opportunities Repeatedly! What keeps people ahead in life is not their education or degrees, it is simply the opportunity that they seized. Jobs may be scarce but not opportunities.
As long as there is a problem to be solved, there will always be opportunities. It is a waste of our education, exposure, and experiences if after we graduate from school, all we think about is searching for a job. An enlightened and educated mind should be able to see and seize opportunities.
7. CERTIFICATES AND DEGREES PREPARE PEOPLE TO LOOK FOR SECURITY AND NOT TO TAKE RISKS
We must be willing to make mistakes and take breakthrough risks. Taking risks and learning from mistakes help us in knowing what works and what does not! When Thomas Edison was being questioned by a mischievous journalist on how he felt for having failed for 999 times before getting the idea of the light bulb, his response stunned the whole world when he confidently said, “I have not failed 999 times, I have only learned 999 ways of how not to make a light bulb”.
Many graduates and degree holders are becoming progressively poor because the skills required in the modern world to get rich are not taught in schools and institutions.
By 2025, we’ll lose over five million jobs to automation. This means that future jobs will look vastly different by the time many people graduate from the university.
Future jobs will involve KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION/CREATION and innovation, and people that are only equipped with skills found in the classroom will definitely be a misfit in an ever-changing world. Skills like critical thinking, creativity, people’s skill, STEM skills (e.g Coding), complex problem-solving skills etc. are central to living a more comprehensive and productive life.
8 THEREFORE, in conclusion, My humble and candid advice to graduates and students in institutions is to think wide, deep and outside the box. Take volunteer jobs, and don’t be afraid to navigate fields that are different from your field of learning. Your future career will require you to pull information from many different fields to come up with creative solutions to future problems.
Start by reading as much as you can about anything and everything that interests you. Once you get to college, consider double majoring or minoring in completely different fields. Trust me, it’ll pay off in the long run.
Don’t limit yourself to the classroom. Do something practical. Take a leadership position. Start a business and fail; that’s a better entrepreneurship. Contest an election and lose. It will teach you something political science will not teach you. Attend a seminar. Read books outside the scope of your course.
Think less of becoming an excellent student, but think more of becoming an excellent person. Don’t make the classroom your world, but make the world your classroom. Step forward and try something extra.
Invest in something you believe! Real financial security and freedom is not in your job, but in your passion, gifts, talents, and your ability to see and seize opportunities.
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How to buy safaricom Lipa Mdogo Mdogo phone with kshs. 20 daily.
Safaricom has rolled out a new campaign to deliver a cheap Android phones where they have partnered with Google to increase 4G users through shifting as much of their customers as possible, that is from 2G Networks to the 4G network with a target of 1,000,000 users.
Their Current coverage stands at 17% for 4G users and 77% for 2G users. Their target in this campaign is to have a full 4G coverage in Kenya by the end of this year, where the eligible users will be given a Neon Ray PRO with a ready installed app on the device , the app will be used to make daily payments of Kshs. 20
Here’s how it works:
The eligibility will be based on the ones credit score where first priority goes to 2G users who meets the qualifications for the plan.
Subscribers must be of 18-75 years of age with a one year history on Safaricom network and have used the SIM Card for at least a year, with active M-Pesa and calls.
And select Lipa Mdogo Mdogo to check the eligibility and if you qualify, go to a Safaricom Shop and make a down payment of Kshs. 1,000 then pick up a brand new Neon Ray Pro phone that comes with an app that a subscriber will be using to make his/her daily payments of Ksh. 20
After the first 7 days of payments, the customers will get free YouTube bundles.
The payment plan runs for 9 Months which means at the end you will have paid Kshs. 6,580 from original price of Kshs. 5,999 . You can also pay extra amounts if you are in a position to. The subscribers will be given a 3-day grace period in case of default before the device locks , only allowing access to the app for payment.
An Italian tourist arrives in Nyeri town looking for a place to sleep. He gets into Kirathimo Lodge, slaps Kshs. 3K on the counter & heads straight upstairs to select a 3rd-floor room.
Mr. Kigwaru the cashier, grabs the Kshs. 3K, dashes out to pay the butcher 3K for the meat supplied.
The butcher rushes out to pay the goat farmer Kshs. 3K for supplies. The farmer settles his 3K debt at the Agro-feeds & Vet shop.
The Vet shopkeeper Sneaks out to pay Kshs. 3K to Kirathimo lodge & clears his debt for the rooms he used earlier that week.
As he happily leaves for the door, the Italian tourist returns downstairs & asks Mr. Kigwaru for his 3K, stating he didn't like any of the unkempt rooms & will try Meru town before dusk.
As he takes back the money he has no idea how he has set everyone free of debt but no money has been left circulating in town... But at least, debts have been settled.
The Big Question is.... How do you explain that about 5 debts of 3k each was cleared by only 3k which in fact was never spent? Is this Accounting? Is it Economics? Or is it an illusion of Commerce.