first_imgThe Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has supported the government’s plan to roll out community-based learning in conjunction with the Nyuma Kumi initiative.This comes after Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said that teachers will offer service lessons to learners similar to the Nyuma Kumi initiative.On Friday, the teachers’ umbrella urged its members to come up with creative ideas to engage the learners in their respective localities, estates and villages.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deaths “Our message to teachers is simple: Even as we coordinate with the multi-sectoral agencies, don’t wait for Chiefs and Provincial Administration officials to advise you on this programme,” said KUPPET through a statement.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The union said it will map the country and establish which of our members will be available for the effort.“We urge principals and headteachers who live within their school communities to help devise the clusters within which the community-based programmes will be delivered,” said KUPPET.Also Read  MOH told to vacate, fumigate schools ahead of reopeningElsewhere, KUPPET has welcomed the Government’s move to provide salaries to teachers and other workers employed by Boards of Management in public schools.“The government’s action is a direct response to appeals by KUPPET. Since the very start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the union has been at the forefront calling for a package to cushion the most vulnerable Kenyans economically,” said KUPPET.Also Read  Uhuru extends curfew ahead of his address Tuesday next week“In addition to cushioning teachers, security staff and other employees, the funds will enable schools to continue meeting their obligations for utilities including electricity, water, telephone, garbage collection and other necessities. “KUPPET further urged the government to release full capitation funds for schools to enable them to develop the infrastructure necessary for complying with COVID-19 protocols by January 2021.last_img read more


first_imgOverlooked before the season in the Big East, the No. 3-ranked Syracuse men’s basketball team has cleaned house.On Tuesday, Jim Boeheim was named Big East Coach of the Year and Wes Johnson was awarded Big East Player of the Year. Syracuse plays the winner of Georgetown vs. South Florida on Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the Big East tournament.Before this season, Syracuse was predicted to finish sixth in conference — widely billed as a wild card with replenished pieces. After finishing as the Big East’s outright regular-season champions, the Orange (28-3) has reeled in the hardware.Boeheim was honored for SU’s unlikely turnaround, while Johnson leads the balanced team in points per game (15.7), rebounds (8.5) and minutes (34.5). Johnson is the first transfer from a Division I school to win the award and the fourth-ever Syracuse winner. Hakim Warrick (2005), Billy Owens (1991) and Derrick Coleman (1990) have also won. A day earlier, Kris Joseph was named the Big East’s Sixth Man of the Year.Among a field of premier scorers — such as Villanova’s Scottie Reynolds, Notre Dame’s Luke Harangody and South Florida’s Dominique Jones — Johnson’s overall game stood out. Fighting through injuries, he has handled a wealth of minutes while scoring in double figures in 28 of Syracuse’s 31 games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Boeheim, this is simply more hardware. As the winningest coach in Big East history, he also won Coach of the Year in 1984, 1991 and 2000. For Johnson, the news was somewhat surprising considering his numbers have ebbed of late. After a furious start, he has been hobbled by a pair of injuries.The aftershock of a head-over-heels spill against Providence and a hand injury against Connecticut has hurt Johnson’s shot. He is averaging 12.3 points in his last nine games. Others, namely Andy Rautins, have picked up the slack. Johnson recently campaigned for Rautins to win the award.thdunne@syr.edu  Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 9, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more