The East African Music, Dance and Drama Festival starts in Mbarara, Uganda on August 28 – September 4. The annual event brings together institutions from the East African Community nations.
Kenya will be represented by among others Kakamega High School (1. Play – The Web 2. Luyia dance – Wahanga Henna), Lirhanda Girls High School (Choral Verse – Katapila Kipepe), Laiser Hill Acdemy (Play – The Rubble), Bungoma High School, Mukumu Girls, Chavakali High School, Kegonge Boys Boys High School (Dance – Mosquito Squad), Mary Hill Girls (Dance – Melanin), Nembu Girls (Dance – Uzalendo), St Teresa Girls High School(Narrative), Wareng High School (Stand up comedy), Narok High School, Ngenia Boys High School, State House Girls and Upper Hill Boys (Joint set-piece), and Ikerege High School.
All the best team Kenya.
In other education news tidbits
The government has promised that all the one million candidates for KCPE 2017 will join Form One in the New Year. President Uhuru Kenyatta said KES 6 billion has been set aside to facilitate the expansion 2,567 secondary schools in readiness for the current candidates.
Teachers have made a new threat to go on strike accusing the government of going against the Collective Bargaining Agreement which was signed only last year after a protracted strike. The Kenya National Union of Teachers says the scrapping of annual salary increments goes against the agreement reached between the union and the government.
Lecturers at public universities have now issued a strike notice accusing the government of reneging a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) has also accused the government of abdicating responsibility as the lecturers plan to down their tools for the third time within a single academic year.