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Registering a new Airtel line

Register your new Airtel line easily.
Register your new Airtel line easily.

You probably want to register a new Airtel line and been wondering how to go about it. Worry no more because you can now easily get your new Airtel line registered. The process of having your new Airtel line registered takes very little time.

All that you need to do is to follow these simple steps to get your new line registered:

  • Have your new SIM Card ready before kicking off the registration process.
  • Dial *700# from an Airtel line and Press the call button.
  • From the retailer menu, enter option one (SIM Registration) and click ‘Send’.
  • Enter the new Mobile number written on the package to your new line and click ‘Send’.
  • Now enter your first name, Last name and Location in subsequent menu requests. Remember to click ‘send’ for each one of them.
  • You will then be required to enter your ID number, date of birth and your gender.
  • Your request will be received and processed in less than five minutes.

You will receive three sets of messages. The first one is to show that your request has been received. the second being for confirmation that the new line has been activated and the last one is to confirm validation of the line. Please note that this process can only be executed by an Airtel dealer near you.

Now, load airtime into your line and enjoy Airtel services. Remember, you can easily buy Airtel credit from Safaricom. 

Schools to reopen in September

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today announced that schools will reopen in September, 2020. While making a public address the president said the reopening shall only be done gradually to curb possible massive infections.

The president has directed the ministry of education to come up with a revised school calendar that will be released in August.

The president also announced that the ban on all forms of gatherings including political and social gatherings is extended for a further 30 days. Nationwide curfew extended for a further 30 days as well as closure of bars. The dusk to dawn curfew will now be between 9pm and 4am effective today.

Cessation of movement in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Mandera extended further for 30 days.

Cessation of moment into and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old town in Mombasa ends tomorrow at 4.00am.

also extended are international travel restrictions.

More details to follow…

Teachers’ new salaries and allowances after July 2020: TSC implements phase 4 of CBA

The TSC payslips portal; https://payslip.tsc.go.ke/login.php
The TSC payslips portal; https://payslip.tsc.go.ke/login.php

Teachers will earn new increased salaries in July 2020 after the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, implements the fourth phase of salaries adjustments for teachers under the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that was agreed between the Commission and teachers’ unions. The Commission has already implemented the first, second and phases; that were effected in 1st July, 2017, 1st July, 2018 and July 1, 2019 respectively.  


Also read; KUPPET demands new salary and allowances increments for teachers But there are categories of teachers who will walk home empty handed at the end of July as their incremental phases were concluded in July, 2018. For secondary school teachers currently in Job group (C2; formerly K) who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent will not be receiving any salary increment in the July 2020 Phase. Other categories of teachers whose salary increment was only awarded in two phases are: Secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education at grade C1 (Formerly H) and Primary teachers at Job group B5 (Formerly G).  


Related content; Types of allowances paid to TSC teachers

Here are the new salaries that teachers will expect in their bank accounts at the end of July, 2020 as the fourth phase of the increment is effected;

CHIEF PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 15)

These are Principals in National and Extra County Schools with over 1000 students who currently earn a salary of between Sh121,814 and Sh157,656 per month. These teachers will get a salary increment of up to Sh9,496. The lowest earner in this group will walk home with a salary of Sh131,380 while the highest earner in this group will earn Sh157,656 per month; effective 1st July, 2020.

SENIOR PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 14)

Senior Principals head County Schools with over 540 students. These Principals currently pocket a monthly salary of between Sh109,249 and Sh118,169. They are set to receive an increase of between Sh3,721 and Sh8,993. These tutors will then earn a monthly perk of Sh118,242 and 121,890 per month at the end of July, 2020. Their salary increment was to be effected in four phases under the current CBA.

Important news; Per Diem Rates for Teachers, Civil Servants and Public officers as set by the Salaries and Renumeration Commission (SRC).

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PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 13)

These are Principals heading Sub- County and All Day schools who currently earn between Sh93,850 and Sh102,807 per month. The lowest earner in this category will get an increase of Sh10,794 to earn a new salary of Sh104,644 while the highest earner will get a top up of Sh1,837 to get a new monthly salary of Sh104,644.

DEPUTY PRINCIPALS III

These administrators of Sub- County and All Day schools currently earn a monthly pay of between Sh82,717 and Sh87,900. The lowest earner in this grade will now pocket a monthly pay of Sh91,041 while, the highest earner will pocket Sh91,041 after receiving an increment of Sh8,324 and Sh3,141 respectively.

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SENIOR HEAD TEACHERS, SENIOR MASTER II AND DEPUTY PRINCIPALS IV

Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners are headed by Senior Head Teachers with Grade D1 (T- Scale 11). While, Senior Master II with Grade D1 (T- Scale 11) are administrators in County Schools with with over 540 students. These administrators currently earn between Sh74,703 and Sh82,717 per month. They will receive an increment of up to Sh3,137.

HEAD TEACHERS, DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER I AND SENIOR MASTER III

Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners are headed by Head Teachers with Grade C5 (T- Scale 10). While, Deputy Head Teacher I at Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners. On the other hand, Senior Master III of Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Sub- County and All Day schools. Lowest earners in this group (who get a monthly pay of Sh51,632) will now pocket Sh62,272.

DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER II

Deputy Head Teacher II Grade C4 (T- Scale 9) are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners. These teachers currently earn monthly perks of between Sh45,287 and 51,632.

SECONDARY TEACHER I AND SENIOR TEACHER I

Secondary Teacher I are teachers in Secondary schools whose grade is C3 (formerly L); This is a promotional grade for teachers in secondary school. On the other hand, Senior Teacher I are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners with Grade C3. These tutors earn monthly salaries of Sh41,343- Sh51,927; they will now earn between Sh43,154 and Sh53,943 effective July, 2020.  

SENIOR TEACHER II, SECONDARY TEACHER II & SECONDARY TEACHER II UNTRAINED (UT) AND PRIMARY SNE TEACHERS.

Senior Teacher II are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners. While, Secondary Teacher III is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education. These teachers currently pocket salaries of between KES31,242 and KES 33,971 and will get an increment of between KES 984 to KES 3,717.

SECONDARY TEACHER II & SECONDARY TEACHER II UNTRAINED AND PRIMARY SNE TEACHERS.

These teachers who fall in Grade C2 (Formerly K) will not receive any salary increment in the current phase. Grade C2 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent. It is also a promotional grade for holders of Diploma in Education.

PRIMARY TEACHER I AND SECONDARY TEACHER III

These are teachers in grade C1 (Formerly H and J). Grade C1 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education. These tutors will also not also get any salary increment.

PRIMARY TEACHER II

These are teachers at Grade B5 (T- Scale 5) which is the entry grade for primary school teachers. These tutors will not also get any salary increment.

TSC tells teachers to update their AON medical cover details before this date

TSC AON MEDICAL COVER FOR TEACHERS. FULL DETAILS ON THE AON MEDICAL SCHEME.
TSC AON MEDICAL COVER FOR TEACHERS. FULL DETAILS ON THE AON MEDICAL SCHEME.

Teachers employed by TSC get a medical cover from AON. The cover is for both inpatient, outpatient and other medical needs. To benefit from the cover, a teacher is supposed to update his/ her details on the AON portal.

For your dependants to also benefit from the cover their details must also be updated on the portal. It is notable that some teachers are yet to update details of their dependants. This has forced TSC to send a communique to the affected teachers.

“The TSC medical scheme requires you submit supporting documents for your dependants,” reads the TSC message in part.

according to the message the teachers have up to the 15th of June this year to ensure that the details are up to date.

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You can now easily and conveniently update your dependants’ details on the AON portal by following these simple steps:

Documents that should be uploaded include: Adoption document (for any adopted child), Birth Certificate/ Birth Notification for all registered children) and the change of Dependant document. Others are Change of details document; whenever an amendment is made to the originally declared information and a Marriage document/ Marriage certificate.

Also to be uploaded is a copy of your National Identity Card, Proof of Disability and Proof of school (A school ID is required). Please note that not all documents are required for everyone. Just upload documents that are appropriate in your case.

To upload the documents to the AON- Minet portal, use this simplified procedure;
  • First of all you will have to Scan the documents to be uploaded. Store these documents in a location that you can easily remember; either in your phone or computer.
  • Next, visit the official Minet upload portal by using the link; https://collaborationkenya.minet.com/tsc.
  • You will then have to enter your full name, mobile phone number and TSC Number. Then, give a brief description of the document to be uploaded.
  • Select the document to be attached and click on Choose file.
  • Finally, click on upload.
  • Repeat this procedure for all the required documents.
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Schools’ reopening dates: What CS Magoha said as he received the final schools’ reopening report

Education CS George Magoha. He has said the government will give finer details on schools' reopening dates.
Education CS George Magoha. He has said the government will give finer details on schools' reopening dates.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha received the final report and recommendations from the committee that was formed to advise him on how schools are to be safely reopened. The report by the national covid 19 education response committee was presented to him on Friday and will form the basis of the ministry’s next course of action. Here is what CS Magoha had to say;

“In his address during the Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1, 2020, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Education to fast track the ongoing consultations with education stakeholders to provide appropriate school calendar for the gradual resumption of learning.

As you are aware, the Ministry of Education appointed the COVID-19 National Education Response Committee on May 12, 2020 to advise the Cabinet Secretary on the measures to be taken to ensure a return to normality in the basic education sector in the Coronavirus era.

On May 29, 2020, the Committee presented a preliminary report to the Cabinet Secretary for initial feedback as the team continued with further consultations.
The Ministry is today happy to receive the final report, which has credible proposals on the way forward in seeking a resumption of learning, whenever it is considered appropriate as guided by the Ministry of Health and other arms of Government.

We wish to note that the Ministry will take seriously the recommendations of this Committee and use them to step up further dialogue with all other stakeholders within and without Government to ensure appropriate and decisive measures are put in place to facilitate resumption of learning.

The Government, in consultation with development partners, is putting in place mitigation measures in all schools to prevent COVID-19 from penetration to the learning institutions.

We assure the public that the Government will provide further direction this weekend regarding the extended closure of schools, given that some of main COVID-19 restrictions are set to expire.
Further, the Ministry will review the report before advising the country on the steps to be taken regarding the academic calendar, and the level of preparedness that will be required of all stakeholders involved in the running of ECD centres, primary and secondary schools, and teacher training institutions. It should be instructive that all decisions will be made based on data and evidence provided by the Ministry of Health.

On a sad not, the Ministry has noted that some parents, guardians and care givers are not providing sufficient care of their children while at home. For instance, we have received reports that four of Form One girls have become pregnant since the schools were closed in March, 2020.

Additionally, you may have noted that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has sent out a cautionary statement warning of internet child abusers who have started luring children into all manner of cyberspace offenses after invading their digital learning classes.

The Ministry wishes to urge parents, guardians and caregivers to firmly take charge of the custody of their children while at home and protect them from sexual and drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, female genital cutting and child labour. It is necessary to guarantee the safety and health of children while at home. All offenses against learners must be reported to the National Government Administration Officers and Directorate of Criminal Investigations as directed.

Through the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development, the Ministry has extended lessons provided through the broadcast, online and digital learning until such time that schools are reopened.”

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CS Magoha receives final schools’ reopening report

CS MAGOHA speaks after receiving an interim report of the National cOVID-19 Education Response Committee at the KICD offices in Nairobi.
Education CS George Magoha.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said the Government will provide further direction this weekend regarding the extended closure of schools given that some of the Covid-19 measures are set to expire. The address by president Uhuru Kenyatta is expected on Saturday with curfew restrictions that have been in force for the last one month expiring.

The CS indicated that schools may be closed longer given that some of the institutions are being used as covid 19 isolation centres.

“It will look like an open secret (status of schools’ reopening). Because, as we speak 351 public schools are being used by the government… You have seen all over the world, nobody has opened any school when the pandemic is still spiking,” said CS Magoha when he received the final national covi 19 education response committee in Nairobi, today.

CS Magoha castigated parents who have been pushing for reopening of schools.

“If you have no time to look after you child, then perhaps you have no business creating a child. Spend time with your child.. Learning starts at home and starts with the family; so can we all go back to our families please and start teaching our children,” said the CS.

He said parents should protect their children from all forms of vices in the society. This comes as cases of offences against children continue to increase daily.

The DCI says offences against children are on the rise in the backdrop of the current covid 19 pandemic.
The DCI says offences against children are on the rise in the backdrop of the current covid 19 pandemic.

 

Magoha reported that the government in consultation with development partners is putting in place mitigation measures in all schools to prevent Covid-19 from penetration to learning institutions.

Earlier on in the day, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, his Health counterpart Mutahi Kagwe and Prof. George Magoha held a consultative meeting with religious leaders from all faiths to consolidate their views regarding onsite worship and schooling in the face of COVID-19; ahead of the final pronouncement by President Kenyatta tomorrow.

The full report on reopening of schools will be made public after president Kenyatta has been briefed.

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How to change university admission and course through kuccps: 2020-2021 inter institution transfer guide

Download kuccps 2020/2021 admission letters now. See instructions.
Download kuccps 2020/2021 admission letters now. See instructions.

KCSE 2019 students have now received their 2020/2021 kuccps admission details. You must now be knowing the university or college that kuccps placed you. You are probably are looking ahead to your admission. Did you know that you can change to another university? Yes. You can apply for change via the kuccps student portal.

Various reasons may have led to this placement. Maybe, the course you applied for was very competitive. You may have also applied for highly competitive universities and your preferred course might still be available in another university. Failure for you to get your preferred course can also be due to your inferior cluster points.

But, all is not lost. kuccps provides you with the final opportunity to move to your preferred university. And yes, only few universities had all their declared vacancies filled hundred percent. These are Daystar, Riara, Kabarak, KCA and Tecnical university of Kenya. All other universities can accept new students’ requests under kuccps.

The total universities’ declared vacancies for Government-sponsored students in the 2020/2021 academic year are 145,129. But, only 122,831 were filled leaving a gap of 22,298 vacancies.

How to apply for inter institution transfer

If you have made your mind and wish to apply for the transfer, follow the steps below:

  • First, you need to visit the kuccps student portal at http://students.kuccps.net/ to log in.
  • After log in, click the transfers tab at the top of your window.
  • Now, select the programme and in the inter-institution transfer field input the programme code.
  • Give a reason as to why you wish to change your university. This reason should be satisfactory and is mandatory.
  • After filling out the form correctly, download and print it.
  • Take or send the duly filled form to the institution you want to transfer to for endorsement and acceptance (when accepted, take the form to your initial university for release and then take/ send it to kuccps for your new admission letter, you will be required to pay Sh1,000 to MPESA Pay Bill No.820201).

In case you need to download your admission letters visit this link for all the letters per university.

Do not miss any KUCCPS related news. Click on this link; KUCCPS LATEST NEWS.

For further assistance, contact the Placement Service through the numbers 020 5137400, 0723 954 927 and 0734 879 662. You may also email us to info@kuccps.ac.ke or visit our Facebook page The.Placement.Service and Twitter Handle @KUCCPS_Official.

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Downloading KUCCPS 2020-2021 Admission letters

Download kuccps 2020/2021 admission letters now. See instructions.
Download kuccps 2020/2021 admission letters now. See instructions.

Did you know that is is very easy for you to download KUCCPS admission letters for the 2020-2021 academic year? Well, you can download KUCCPS admission letters for the 2019 KCSE students per university. These letters provide you with full details on joining instructions. Other details that you get on these letters are fees and accommodation details.

You are also provided with acceptance letters and other forms. You are supposed to fill the forms and return them to your university.

For you to download your KUCCPS admission letter, all that you need is your application ref or admission number. You will receive your ref no through SMS. For the admission number, check on the admission lists on university website or KUCCPS student portal. Proceed to the specific university’s student portal and log in by providing your admission no. Use your KCSE index number or ID No as password.

JKUAT ADMISSION LETTERS

For instance, to download JKUAT admission letters, just access the KUCCPS Admission Letters link at https://admission.jkuat.ac.ke/checkadmssion. Then, enter your KCSE Index Number and click on ‘Confirm Your Admission Letter’. (Your Index Number should contain your Exam Year e.g 12345678910/2019). Locate the Admission Letter download tab and click on it to download it. Print the Admission letter and read the instructions keenly. In case you have queries, please direct them to the University by using the official (provided) contacts on your admission letter.

THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (UON) ADMISSION LETTER

To download the University of Nairobi (UON) Admission letter;

  1. Access the KUCCPS Admission Letters Link at https://smis.uonbi.ac.ke/
  2. Type your Student Registration Number in the ‘Registration Number’ Box.
  3. For the Password,  Use your National ID / Passport No. or KCSE Index No. or Registered Mobile No. as your initial password. Then, click on ‘Log In’.
  4. Locate the Admission Letter download tab and click on it to download it.
  5. Print the Admission letter and read the instructions keenly. In case you have queries, please direct them to the University by using the official (provided) contacts on your admission letter.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE MASENO UNIVERSITY ADMISSION LETTER

To download the Maseno University (MSU) Admission letter;

  1. Access the KUCCPS Admission Letters Link at http://maseno.ac.ke/application/JAB_Admission_login.php
  2. Enter your KCSE Index Number
  3. Locate the Admission Letter download tab and click on it to download it.
  4. Print the Admission letter and read the instructions keenly. In case you have queries, please direct them to the University by using the official (provided) contacts on your admission letter.

Quite simple I tell you. Visit this link for all letters per university.

KUCCPS 2020/2021 first years joining instructions, admission letters and lists: Latest news

2020/2021 KUCCPS ADMISSION LETTERS AND LISTS PER UNIVERSITY
2020/2021 KUCCPS ADMISSION LETTERS AND LISTS PER UNIVERSITY

Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, has asked Universities and colleges to contact their respective 2020/2021 KUCCPS students and give them joining instructions and expedite start of their academic journey as most universities have continued with online learning during this era of COVID-19 restrictions. While noting that the current corona virus pandemic has affected learning in the country, the CS told universities to come up with innovations to ensure learning continues.

The 2020/2021 first year students are anxious as to when they will join university. Most have been making endless visits to cyber cafes to download their calling letters; despite the fact that universities are yet to communicate.

It is important to note that respective universities will communicate directly to the students. Admission lists and letters per university would also be available online; on universities’ respective portals and the kuccps student portal.

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Inter-institution transfers
In the just concluded 2020/2021 academic year KUCCPS placement exercise, 122,831 candidates secured placement to degree courses in universities while 88,724 got placed in TVET institutions. Of those placed in TVET, 53,726 will be admitted to Diploma,29,112 to Craft Certificate and 5,886 Artisan Certificate courses.
Most students are expected to start their studies in September for their first year semester one.
A few students have, though, expressed dissatisfaction in the universities where they were placed. They now want the placement agency to open the inter-institution transfer portal so that they can apply for transfers.

KICD out of classroom learning TV and radio lessons timetable for June 2020

EDU TV channel KICD lessons timetables for learners.
EDU TV channel KICD lessons timetable for June 2020.

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has released the June, 2020, radio and TV lessons’ time table for learners at home. The TV lessons will continue to be streamed on EDU Channel TV that is available on DSTV channel 316, GOTV- 804, 824 and BAMBA 888, SIGNET 828, PANG 816, AZAM- 332, ZUKU -029, STARTIMES- 365 DTT and 310 DTH.

The released programme shows weekly lessons timetable (from Monday to Sunday).

See the screenshots below for the weekly KICD Edu TV channel programming;

Mondays

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Tuesdays

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Wednesdays

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Thursdays

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Fridays

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Saturdays

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