Kenyans ranked happiest people in Africa

Kenyans have been ranked the second happiest people in Africa and 35th in the world according to a Gallup happiness report. Paraguay, Colombia and Ecuador were ranked the happiest in the world at position 1,2 and 3 respectively while Rwanda was ranked the happiest in Africa and 23rd in the world. Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey were ranked as the unhappiest countries in the world.

The report released to mark the third annual International Day of Happiness ranked the top 10 countries from Latin America. The places with the lowest positive emotions were the war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, conflict-ridden South Sudan and Ukraine. Liberia also suffered in the happiness index because of the ebola epidemic.

Here is the full list of the happiest countries,

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UoN ranked 7th in Africa

The University of Nairobi is the best in Kenya, according to the just-released ranking of world universities by Webometrics. The site ranked UoN 7th in Africa and 855 in the world.

In East Africa, UoN beat Uganda’s Makerere University (position 13), the University of Dar es Salaam (37), Kenyatta University (38) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (44).

The performance is the best result posted by any local university since the advent of web ranking in 2004. Among private institutions, Mt Kenya University improved from last year’s position 10 to 8. This means MKU is the third best private university in Kenya after Strathmore and Africa Virtual University.

“Our concerted efforts at improving access to e-learning and sharing information through electronic formats are continuously bearing fruit,” said MKU vice chancellor Stanley Waudo. “This impressive ranking accentuates our other successes on the ICT front.”

Two previous rankings placed the university at positions 12 and 20 nationally and fourth among private universities. KCA University and Maseno close the top 10 rankings.

 

No Ranking for KCPE Candidates as Kaimenyi releases results

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has released the KCPE results. Top candidates and schools were not ranked in this system unlike in the previous years. The Education ministry abolished the ranking system to reduce competition and cheating in schools.

The CS said that because schools are eager to be ranked highly, they engage in “harmful” practices, such as removing weak students from schools, and some schools maintaining low numbers which in turn put a financial strain on parents.

He also said that making students repeat is another demerit of ranking that the education ministry is keen on doing away with. Kaimenyi added that not all schools have the same resource and therefore ranking is unfair to schools that are not as endowed.

Candidates can access their examination results from the KNEC website as from 1/01/2014 on www.knec.ac.ke or by texting their index numbers to 22252.

Rankings of students and schools in national examinations abolished

The Ministry of Education has abolished the ranking of students according to their performance in KCPE and KCSE examinations.

Schools will also not be ranked in the new rule that was contained in a circular signed by Principal Secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang and sent to all county directors of education, sub-county education officers and principals of public secondary schools.

“There will be regular review and recasting of school performance merit measuring and therefore ranking of schools and students on the basis of national examinations results is discontinued with immediate effect,” a statement from the Education Ministry states.

The rules are part of a series of measures that the Ministry has issued to guide the management of Secondary Schools.

The circular provides guidance on registrations of new schools, management of school finances, procurement of goods and services, and on recruitment of non-teaching staff.

 

Top ten richest African Musicians in 2014

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10 Richest African Musician 2014 (You Need To See This)


We see lists of richest Nigerian acts everywhere, so we decided to take it a step futher and educate you on the 10 richest African Musicians in 2014, not a lot of surprises on here:

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