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Daily Nation : February 5th 2014
22 | County News DAILY NATION Wednesday February 5, 2014 EDUCATION | 120 students benefit from constituency fund TOM OTIENO | NATION Ugenya MP David Ochieng’ gives books to David Odhiambo who was admitted to Ugenya High School yesterday during the launch of the constituency education fund at Nanga Primary School. About 120 students benefited from the kitty. EDUCATION | Minister and PS summoned by court County wants Form One selection stopped Nyeri governor says students from the region did not get fair share of slots Organizational Overview The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is working with African governments, donors, NGOs, the private sector and African farmers to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa through agricultural development targeted at resource poor farmers. AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a regional office in Accra, Ghana and is opening several country-based offices. Proposals Invited AGRA is seeking to procure the services of suitable firm (‘consultant’) to undertake a seed variety traceability study in 4 PASS target countries - Ghana, Kenya, Uganda & Mozambique. The study will critically assess the proportion of the PASS supported commercialized varieties that has been multiplied by seed companies (and others), which seed companies, agro-dealers (& others) received these commercialized varieties, the demand levels for these varieties and how these multiplied varieties have impacted on yields and incomes of smallholder farmers in the targeted countries. Countries Ghana Kenya Uganda Mozambique Key Crops Maize, Cowpea, Rice & Sorghum Maize, Beans & Cassava Maize, Beans, Soybeans & Rice Cassava, Maize & Sorghum Procedure for application Interested parties are requested to send their detailed technical & financial proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org by: February 21, 2014 Full Terms of Reference for this assignment may be obtained from the AGRA website: www.agra.org BY ERIC MUTAI @Mutai_eric email@example.com in the area and stop the admission of students in the extra county secondary schools. Governor Nderitu Gachagua(below) T BACKGROUND Schools write to protest move Board letters : Nyeri High School Board wrote to the Cabinet secretary on January 24 to protest over the low number of students from the county selected to join the school. South Tetu Girls High Schools also did the same. also sought for orders directing the Education Cabinet Secretary and the PS to conduct new selection. Through lawyer Wahome Gikonyo, the county government said that the two respondents violated the guidelines for Form One selection and discriminated against students from the county. “Only a few students from the he Nyeri county government has asked the High Court to annul the Form One selection county were admitted to local schools. The number of students from other counties admitted to Nyeri schools is above the 40 per cent prescribed in the selection guidelines,” argued Mr Gikonyo. He said that 1,570 students from other regions were admitted to the county’s schools and only 320 from Nyeri were admitted to schools outside the county. Mr Gikonyo told Judge James Wa- kiaga that the selection was against the expectation of residents and students of host districts who he said have contributed money to put up the schools and equip them. Low marks “There is no logic in 12 students from Nyeri central district joining Nyeri High School and one from Mukurweini joining South Tetu Girls, where the schools are located,” he said. Mr Gikonyo told the court the selec- tion was not based on merit adding that two students from other counties who scored 211 and 219 marks in KCPE were admitted in the two high performing schools. He added that no student from the county with such marks was admitted to schools in other counties. Mr Justice Wakiaga summoned the Education Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to appear in court today. NAKURU Agency drafts model laws to guide counties BY NATION CORRESPONDENT An agency is drafting model laws that will help counties develop laws that are not in conflict with the Constitution. The laws would guide coun- ties on the possible conflict arising from the use of shared resources, said Kenya Law Re- form Commission chairman Mbage Ng’ang’a. Mr Ng’ang’a, who was speak- ing after officially opening a workshop for county legal officers at a Naivasha hotel, said the laws being drafted include those on agriculture, environment, animal welfare, education, health services, disaster management and drug control. “Counties will be expected to customise their laws based on these models. This will ensure standardisation and a uniform approach in the operation of county governments,” he said. The laws would also facilitate efficiency in delivery of service at the county level as well as ensuring public participation in decision making at the devolved units.
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