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Daily Nation : February 16th 2014
2 young nation editor says... I have done this for three years and happy to say those who went through it successfully have done us proud. They have the basic knowledge about writing articles and most of their work has been published in the magazine. Some have even written for other I Nation publications. What is even more encouraging is the fact that after the one-week newsroom experience, they continue to send in articles. They say the experience was an eye-opener, and the sky can only be the limit for them. After their studies they are sure to return and work in a newsroom. Turn to Page 5 for details about how to apply. I am filled with immense joy for yet another reason; after highlighting the plight of Rose Muoki, who performed very well in her KCPE exams but her parents could not afford to pay her school fees at Alliance Girls, wellwishers came to her rescue. Read our cover story about how Rose managed to score As in almost all the subjects, her agony when she missed the Wings to Fly scholarship and how she got herself out of a desperate situation. Read on… Liz What is your comment about the fact that 80 per cent of those selected to join public secondary schools are from our team GROUP MANAGING EDITOR : Eric Obino EDITOR: Liz Gitonga-Wanjohi CONTRIBUTORS: Mworia Muchina, Patricia Mundia, Samuel Muigai, Steve Muthini, Sheila Okongo, Frankline Akhubula PHOTOGRAPHIC EDITOR:Joan Pereruan CHIEF GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Roger Mogusu DESIGNER: Collins Cheruiyot private institutions? Eidwin Wilshere Omonya: It is a bias against children who come from poor backgrounds. David Ochieng Were: That’s quite unfair because private schools are in most cases schools for the rich. That simply means that pupils from poor families who are the majority attend public schools and are denied places in secondary schools. Benjamin Babu: It is not fair because pupils from public schools learn in difficult situations, they should be given a chance. Dyner Patrick Hadassah: Too bad but if public primary schools were equally competitive, they would have many slots too. Sam Kingsley: All this is because of a sad reality that there is quality education in private schools than public schools. All these scandals rocking public schools affect their performance as well...point in case, teachers strike... Follow us on our Young Nation Facebook page t is my joy to announce yet another on-job training competition for young people interested in becoming journalists in the future. letters Tribalism a disease that needs a cure This is a serious disease that has invaded Kenya and which needs a cure. If we go back to the post-election violence in 2007/2008, we see how so many people lost their lives or suffered just because of this disease. Property worth millions of shillings was also destroyed. Why should people of one country fight and kill each other mercilessly? Do we ever think of the or- phaned children? This is not good at all. Let us stand firm and fight this disease called tribalism. Let us live together as one nation. Nanam Netcafe, via email February 16, 2014 sunday nation pen pals quotes Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. - MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR. We will speed the day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing...Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I’m free at last.u2028 - MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR.U2028 It doesn’t matter how slowly you go - as long as you don’t stop. - CONFUCIUS Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. - AFRICAN PROVERB LINDAH AUMA, KISUMU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 811, KISUMU. Age: 16, Hobbies: Travelling, swimming, watching wild animals and birds. 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