About Us      ICT Centers      Contacts      Staff      Blog      Webmail      Events & Functions      Survey      Facts or Myths Exchange Rate  


Perspective of the World from Western Kenya
The West Is Rising...
  Home      Programmes      Classified Ads      Downloads      Top Stories      Music Downloads      Photo Gallery     
  |    |    |  
    Search:  
Sponsored Tweets
Get your copy of The Weekly Western Chronicle at only Ksh40  |  Are you a Kenyan living in the USA or UK, listen to West Fm free via your phone. Dial US: 213 493 0195 UK: 020 3519 3770  |  We appreciate sharing of information, we do not condone plagiarism of our work.  |  
Kapchorua Tea Company 130.00  |  Williamson Tea Kenya 274.00   |  Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd. 60.00  |  Safaricom Ltd. 16.00  |  Uchumi Supermarket 10.70  |  Mumias Sugar Company Ltd. 2.05  |   EA Breweries 301.00  |   Cooperative Bank 22.00  |  Kenya Airways 7.10  |   CFC Stanbic 117.00  |  
ON FACEBOOK
MKANYAGANO - 10TH TO 11TH MAR 2012 ONE.

More Podcasts

WEST FM EDITORIAL
This is not how to fight corruption
The devolution story
Family of Garissa Universities should sue the Government
PICK OF THE WEEK
Lugari farmer claims to have found HIV/AIDS cure,dares researchers to prove him wrong
Lusaka replaces Wamalwa as New Ford Kenya boss
They put me on phone as they shot my sister, recounts brother
OPINION & EDITORIAL
Are BOM teachers to blame for results cancellation?
No provision of condoms to adolescents in schools - NCPD
Governors told to forget about CDF
PICK OF THE DAY
Government to set up a tea factory in Mt. Elgon
Police arrest county employee imposter in Shinyalu
SPORTS NEWS
Western Stima thrashes AFC Leopards to climb seconds in the KPL
Paralympics want committeee disanded
Gor Mahia launches SACCO
LIFESTYLE
Government urged to support people with special talents
Exposing the rot in the matatu sector with sambaza seats
Why we all need to join hands in commemorating the World Radio Day
WESTERN AND NORTH RIFT FACTS
Bungoma county urged to develop Daraja-Mungu tourist site
The rocks with hope
Why Luhyas should forget 2017 presidency
Program Line Up
Friday 29 May 2015
05:00 - 09:00 Amka na West FM
05:55 - 06:00 WEATHER FORECAST
06:00 - 06:30 AMKA NA B.B.C
06:30 - 06:45 TAHARIRI
06:45 - 07:00 UCHAMBUZI WA MAGAZETI
07:00 - 07:10 NEWS BULLETIN
07:10 - 09:00 HUDUMA NA MAADILI
09:00 - 09:15 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
09:15 - 11:00 SWALA NYETI
10:00 - 10:15 NEWS BRIEFS
10:15 - 10:20 BUSINESS NEWS
11:00 - 01:00 KATA JASHO
11:00 - 11:05 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
11:30 - 11:35 SPORTS NEWS
Full Program Line Up



No need to change the education system asserts Minister for Higher Education

Written by Shillah Mwadosho
2012-04-01 15:07:00
Read 1032 Times
Bookmark and Share

The Minister for Higher Education Professor Margaret Kamar has said that there is need to improve on the current 8-4-4 education system rather than changing it to the 2-6-6-3 as proposed earlier. Speaking in Aldai constituency, Nandi South District as she laid the foundation stone for the construction of Kemeloi Technical Training Institute.

Prof. Kamar said that the 8-4-4 system gives one an exit point once they finish one level, "with 8 years in primary school, one can join a technical instititute or a polytechnic and get full training as a mature educated adult but six years is too little." She added that, technical education for a long time has been treated as one for failures who scored poor grades, but since Kenya has embraced science and technology for the realization of vision 2030, technical education will be an area of choice for many not just perceived as being for failures. She called upon the youth to work hard in education as "Kenya of today relies on its youth in education for  knowledge ecomomy so as to improve the living standards of Kenyans through placing themselves in better positions as universities and technical institutes play a major role in ensuring is everyone is literate.

Present during the function was the minister for roads Franklyn Bett who called upon the residents to pray for the ICC suspects especially those vying for positions in government so as their cases could be speeded up to give them time to campaign. He further dismissed claims that his ministry is the most poorly run institution. "Every week I open roads and tenders and the government is placing a lot of money in my ministry meaning it’s not stupid when they know it’s not important, I wonder why it was ranked last." He added.

At the same time the minister for Agriculture Dr. Sally Kosgey who was their host in Aldai constituency assured residents that there was enough fertilizer for planting but because of its high demand and problem during transportation the  shortage which occurred will be solved. Dr. Sally further congratulated the Kemeloi Boys School for their sterling performance in the district in last year’s KCSE exams

Switch to Our Mobile Site



Other Related Stories
Visually impaired teacher tops in Bungoma County
JKUAT puts up a satellite campus in Likuyani
Adminstrative row at Vihiga's Kegoye School
Former Garissa students join Kapenguria Medical College
Vihiga pupils protest over poor roads and access to their school
School heads urged to adhere to new Ministry's directives
Teachers should get out of troubled North Eastern
Five pupils escape death in classroom accident
St. Paul’s Amukuru yet to receive 2014 KCSE results
Bungoma director of education reveals why schools performed well
Terige Boys High School closed indefinitely
36 years old father of 5 among top performers’ in 2014 KCSE in Tongaren
Keveye Girls leading in the 2014 KCSE in Western region
Top schools and candidates celebrate 2014 KCSE results
2014 KCSE candidates celebrate their victory as others cry foul over results cancellation
Celebrations continue in Counties after release of 2014 KCSE results
Kaimenyi releases 2014 KCSE results
Education officers close Nambale secondary school after a students’ strike
Busia County government allocates Sh.100 million for university students
Kitale Technical Training Institute closed indefinitely




LATEST NEWS
Bungoma Senator in court
Sister Irene: The joy of Catholics as nun is declared Blessed
Olago Aluoch in hot soup after saying that Akaranga should be arrested
BUSINESS NEWS
KRA demands capital gain
Kenya Seed Company criticised for employing
Trans Nzoia ADC workers boycott duty over salary arrears
COUNTY REGIONAL NEWS
Police patrol Turkana -Pokot border in protest of government neglect
This is tribal clashes not cattle rustling,says NCIC
Bungoma county leaders call upon government to beef up security
FUNNY BUT TRUE
Madman burns 9 shops at Maraba market in Tindiret
A driver found committing bestiality with a cow in Saboti
44 year old mother of 10 who was offered to settle a Sh900 debt, leaves husband and reunites with her 23 year old lover again
ENVIRONMENT
Farmers call for accurate weather updates
Kenya supports ban of ivory trade
3 associations disbanded in Mt. Elgon for failing to conserve forests
MUSIC SPOTLIGHT
Music festivals kick off at St Luke’s Kimilili Boys high school
A Rift Valley based vernacular musician emerges as the highly paid
A class 8 pupil urges parents to nurture talents of their children

WEST DATA - WEATHER
Kapsabet H30° L17°

Nairobi H 26° L13°

Mombasa H34° L25°

Busia H30° L15°

Kitale H25° L11°

Vihiga H30° L17°

Webuye H30° L17°

Kapenguria H27° L13°

Kakamega H30° L17°

Kisumu H30° L17°

Lodwar H33° L26°

Eldoret H25° L11°

Bungoma H30° L17°


West FM Survey


Username:
Password:


More Videos


© Copyright 2014. WestFM. All Rights Reserved.