KCSE AND EDUCATIONAL UPDATES Kenya may adopt a fourth education system in secondary schools if the new proposals on debate are passed. This will involve changing the existing schools to specialized institutions or allowing those capable of offering the four to do so under different streams. the new system proposes to scrap the 8-4-4 system and replace it with a 2-6-3-3-3 system and the new changes may begin in September 2013 if all goes according to plan and will target those currently in class Four . The class will sit the first exam under the new system in 2014, called Kenya Primary Education Certificate (KPEC) and join junior secondary in 2015, proceed to senior secondary in 2018 and ultimately to university in 2021. In the new structure, a child will take two years in pre-school, six in primary, three in junior secondary, three in senior secondary and three at university. The changes will necessitate preparing a new curriculum and publishing new textbooks. Check KCPE 2011 RESULTS Here View the KCSE MOCK PAST PAPERS available in this website for Registered members by Subjects or by Districts
The KCPE RESULTS 2011 will be announced officially by the minister for education professor Sam Ongeri on 28th December 2011. Kenya National Examination Council will release the KCPE RESULTS 2011 to primary schools as soon as they are announced. Students, teachers and parents will be able to check the kcpe results by logging into the kenya national examination council website at knec.ac.ke. or send an sms with their index numbers to a 4-digit sms number that will ave been assigned to the council so mobile users could benefit from the same.
Due to over-congestion of sms messages that will be sent to our local networks, the reception of the kcse results will be quite slow. To access or get this years results fast, use this website as a portal. However to quickly get this year’s kcpe or kcse results free , you need to be a registered member of this website. To Register, pay 100/- by M-pesa to 0704173320 then Click Here. There are many other benefits of being a registered member of this website which you will discover as soon as you rgeister.Once you’re done, you will be directed to a request form to access your KCPE or KCSE RESULTS fast.
KCSE RESULTS 2011
The KCSE RESULTS 2011 will be announced officially by the minister for education professor Sam Ongeri on WEDNESDAY 29th February 2012. Kenya National Examination Council will release the KCSE RESULTS 2011 to secondary schools as soon as they are announced. Students will be able to check the kcse results by logging into the kenya national examination council website at knec.ac.ke. or send an sms with their index numbers to a 4-digit sms number that will ave been assigned to the council so mobile users could benefit from the same. The kcse 2010 results were as follows
The top 10 students nationally:-
1.Wandui Albert kamau – Moi High School Kabarak.
2.Marube Machuke Allan – Alliance High school
3.Geteke Ombuti Joshua – Maranda High school
4.Mutua Brian – Alliance High School
5.Mwangasha Lydia – Kenya High school
6.Mwangi Kabucho – Moi High School kabarak.
7.Ochieng Felix Ogolla – Kanga High School
8.Opere Lesley Owuor – Alliance High School
9.Mong’are Brian – Moi High school Kabarak
10.Ivy Muthoni – Kenya High School
Students performed relatively well when the 2010 kcse results were released compared to the previous years 2008 and 2009. There was an improvement in the languages and in the sciences unlike where the languages showed a remarkable drop. candidates performed poorly in English, Kiswahili, biology, physics and chemistry,
The top 10 schools ranked as shown below;
1. Alliance High School
2. Precious Blood Secondary School Riruta
3. Bahati Girls Secondary School
4. Maranda High School
5. Alliance Girls High School
6. Moi High School Kabarak
7. Moi Girls High School Eldoret
8. The Kenya High School
9. Starehe Girls Centre School
10. Strathmore School
The KCSE RESULTS 2011 results will be announced in February 2012. Due to over-congestion of sms messages that will be sent to our local networks, the reception of the kcse results will be quite slow. To access or get this years results fast, use this website as a portal.
There are many other benefits of being a registered member of this website which you will discover as soon as you register.Once you’re done, you will be directed to a request form to access your KCPE or KCSE RESULTS fast.
A sermon is defined as an address of a religious nature. For that matter, every preacher is capable of delivering a sermon. Not all sermons we hear, however, are effective and they can only be so if they become your listeners’ source of motivation. If you want to make your sermon outstanding, focus on the needs of your listeners and give them the inspiration to help them solve their needs. Of course, before you can do any of that, you need to find a way to connect to them first.
How to Connect with Your Listeners through Your Motivational Sermon
To connect with your listener, you need to share with them something that’s relevant, interesting, and enlightening. Keep in mind as well that the operative word here is ‘share’. Be sure that you share with them first the requisite information or story before preaching, telling, or asking.
Human Interest Stories
These stories are those that portray certain situations the human race experience, situations that not only evoke sympathy but urge us to reflect more deeply about our lives as well. Use this technique if you wish your listeners to realize how lucky they are and be motivated by that realization.
Simply put, cite an example or illustration of something you witnessed or you know about. Sermons become more motivating when listeners understand that what you’re sharing with them is something that could happen to them, too.
Everyone can construct a sentence, but not everyone will be quoted for it. Quotations are special statements that bring home a certain truth. Use them wisely and sparsely; if you use too many of them, your listeners might not be able to fully digest the import of each and every quote. Use of quotations also makes them aware that people of authority are more or less preaching the same message.
If a quote is simply not enough then perhaps you could give them something more substantial by referring to an incident in history. The past is one of our greatest sources of wisdom. Research diligently and you’ll be surprised at the various lessons you can learn and consequently share with others.
Facts and Statistics
There’s something so horrible about actual facts and figures that make people sit up and take notice. They are best used when people are stubbornly blind and deaf to the truth. Because facts and figures are easily verifiable, they make a good way of emphasizing your point. Of course, don’t use them merely to frighten your listeners. Use it to call their attention but remind them afterwards that there’s always hope for change, hope is what they should cling on, and hope is what should motivate them.
Laughter is the best medicine in the world and this proves true in many ways. Adding a touch of humor is good for motivational sermons; it makes your listeners more inclined to hear what you have to say. Humor makes you less a figurehead and more real, a person they can empathize with and understand.
Use technology to make your motivational sermon more effective. Audio-visuals are always a great help; Power Point presentations and videos can provide supporting evidence for what you have to say. The Internet is also a considerable source of information and it can help make your sermon more substantial.
Lastly, believe in what you have to say, be motivated by the fact that you’re helping others and they’re sure to respond to you.
A lot of adages tell us that we cannot make people change. An old dog cannot learn new tricks, says one; a zebra cannot change its stripes, says another. But one adage does go, “There is nothing more permanent than change.” How can you reconcile the fact that you can still change no matter how old you are?
Does this mean that there are ways for people to mend their ways? Thankfully, there is hope for you to be able to change people and motivate them to do better. Here are a few tips that you can take into account when you would like to take on the monumental task of convincing someone to change.
- An adage goes, “Acceptance comes before change,” and this is something that is true no matter what the occasion or thing that you want changed. You cannot simply go smashing and hurtling and driving headlong into a person’s life, and act as the revolutionary whirlwind that will enact change. Change must go slowly, and if it goes too fast, you can expect reversion to occur quickly as well. When starting out a friendship, accept a person’s faults first. Make sure that you set the stage for that person to change because he or she wants to, not because you demanded it and that person simply feels it to be an obligation.
- Try some dolphin training. What do trainers do to motivate animals to do tricks? They reward animals for a job well done and ignore animals if they do something wrong. This actually works with people as well. You know the exhilaration when you get that raise after years of working hard, that medal after all your hard work in school, that baby after all your hours in painful labor. But you also know how painful it is to be ignored and shown indifference.
When you are pleased with someone’s actions, reward that person with a smile, a compliment, even a treat at a nearby ice cream parlor, if you are so inclined. But when that same person acts badly and you want that person to change, avoid a confrontation: ignore the person instead, and let that person vent until the dust settles and he or she feels that you are ignoring him or her. Repeat until you have the results that you want.
- Be patient. Change does not happen overnight. If you want a person to change quickly, you are treading into uncertain waters. And if that person does change quickly, you are bound to be heartbroken on two fronts: first, that person could easily be changed and swayed to do anything, and you are stuck with a pushover; and second, that person could quickly revert to old times and hurt you again. You need to muster up a lot of courage and patience to have to deal with such people.
- Be gentle. You may be tempted to get mad at a friend for hurting you over and over, and you may be tempted to shout and throw a tantrum. You will only add fire to a flame, and you can risk getting yourself hurt without having any significant changes happening. Try talking calmly to your friend, and then leave it at that.
- Don’t be afraid to walk away. Sometimes, leaving a person to find himself or herself can be a powerful way to make a person actually change for the better.
For some people, waking up early is as natural as breathing. Lucky them. But for many others, waking up early is virtually an impossible thing to do. Luckily for them, using the motivational tips below can give them a better way to start the day.
Wake up to the right environment.
Believe it or not but the way your room looks can help or hinder your ability to wake up early. A messy room will generally make you disinclined to wake up early because cleaning your room will just be one of the many worries you have to tackle for the day.
But when you wake up to a clean room, just the sight of it can be energizing and make you jump out of bed. At least you’ve got one less worry to think about!
Give yourself a good reason to wake up early.
Waking up early come with instant benefits like better health, more time to spend on the things you want to do, and greater productivity. Give yourself ten minutes to think about all the good reasons for waking up early and you might never stop writing. Now, focus on these reasons the first moment your eyes open and you’ll be up and about in no time!
Get the best sleep you can.
One common reason why people find it difficult to wake up early is simply because they didn’t have enough sleep and if they had then it wasn’t good enough.
To get the best possible sleep, the first thing you should consider changing about your night routine is your sleeping hours. How about sleeping early for a change? Can’t the things you normally like to do at midnight be postponed for the next day?
Sleep as much as you need. This is different from being a professionally idle and sleeping the whole day away just because you want to and not because your body is demanding for rest and relaxation. Motivating yourself to wake up early is easier to do when your body is not clamoring for the opposite.
Sleep effectively. A night’s slumber is more restful and peaceful when you haven’t procrastinated at work and there weren’t any problems at home you chose to sweep under the rug instead of solving them as they come. Definitely, where you sleep also matters. Try to be comfortable as you can. Change your bed, rearrange your room, or have air-conditioning if that’s what will make you sleep better.
Reward and punish.
Let’s focus on the rewards first. Remember how you used to get candies from parents or stars from teachers when you did something good? How about upgrading the reward system to motivate you to wake up early?
A reward system, however, should cut both ways. To make the system more effective, you need to set repercussions for yourself when you wake up late. You also need to be stringent in implementing the penalties. Don’t rationalize. Don’t justify. The more aware you are about the consequences of waking up late, the more motivated you’ll be not to do it again.
Get a partner.
Find someone who’s also having trouble waking up early and work together to motivate yourselves to change. Don’t think of this along the lines of misery loving company, but rather this is more of a case of two hands getting more things done. The two of you will get the results you want more quickly if you help and motivate each other. Be his personal alarm clock and vice versa!
A lot of people are guilty of waiting until the last minute to do something important. Some people say that they really have a lot of work to begin with, and some things simply have to wait on the back burner and thus end up being done at the last minute. Other people say that they love the energy of the last minute working schedule, where they are driven almost entirely by adrenalin.
Still, other people use the excuse of procrastination to look like they are working hard on something, when all that they have done is to wait until the last minute in order to look like they actually have a lot to work with, when they could have done things little by little every day and still met the deadline without going through the stress.
In any case, procrastination is difficult to deal with, and if you get used to it, it can be a difficult habit to get rid of, much less deal with. In fact, procrastination in school can only be the bad beginning to a clumsy career, and if you procrastinate all your life, you may as well put yourself in the hospital or the stress will mess with you and your family. On the other hand, if you would like to help someone do better and get themselves out of the procrastination habit, then you can use the following tips to motivate them to get off their bottoms and start working:
- Don’t be self-righteous. You were a procrastinator, too, and you may have fallen into the Last Minute Trap at one time or another. The key to motivating anyone is to show them that they can get out of the habit because someone has done it before. Talk to them about your own experiences.
You can compare your work quality between something that you did when you were near a deadline and something that you did little by little and passed on time without worrying whether you would actually turn up alive at passing time. You can also compare what the last minute work did to your health, and how you were able to get yourself to do better.
- Set a good example. It will not do your apprentice any good if you as the master are as bad a procrastinator, or even worse. You cannot motivate someone to change if you do not show them how, so be prepared to show your stuff as you meet your own deadlines.
- Be open to questions. A procrastinator can be willing to change, and you may have some advice to offer.
- Offer the person rewards for a deadline well met, say a few days before. If this person is your child or sibling, you can offer money or a treat at a nearby restaurant as a reward. If this person is your co-worker or classmate, then treat yourselves to a movie or a game night if you are able to meet your deadlines well.
- The opposite works, too: if you are not able to procrastinate, find a way to slightly punish yourselves, say by cleaning your house or apartment, not going out for a few rounds of beer, or not spending over $5 for your dinner out.
- Encourage the person to set their own deadlines. Having a deadline days or weeks before the real deadline can make them more motivated since they’re breaking their own records!
It’s a common problem no matter where you are, and whether you’re gathering donations for your church or a charitable organization: you can really have a hard time motivating people to do good. Try as you might, you will always bump against people who do not think that going to a homeless shelter for a night of volunteering is not as worthwhile as going to the club.
No matter how hard you work at it, it can be hard to convince people to help you fold clothes or gather canned goods for the less fortunate, especially when they have jobs that they think are more important than any other earthly activity. And no matter what you do, there will be people who will criticize your work as being a band-aid to other problems that should be solved.
Despite all these criticisms and setbacks, you should be able to do the work that you want without worrying about what people think. Moreover, you should be able to bank on a willingness on your part to motivate people to do what they can to help your cause out. How do you motivate people to do good? Here are a few tips that you may want to take into consideration.
- When starting off your marketing blitz to get people to listen to you, keep in mind that you are not preaching to the choir, but neither are you trying to make devils listen to you. You will have a healthy mix of people who both want to help and who don’t really care. The key is to hit your note in the middle and not end up alienating any of them.
By being too solicitous and too pity-inducing, you end up irritating the people who don’t care yet. By being too appealing to people’s emotions, you may end up annoying the people who already do care and want to help out. Avoid being self-righteous or off handed. Remember, when you want to help people, you don’t want to show how helpful you already are.
- Avoid using negative language, such as, “Don’t go to the club tonight when you can help people!” You don’t want people to feel that they are doing something that they should substitute with something that you are endorsing. This could lead them into thinking that you are trying to change them, and whenever people feel that their feelings and perceptions are being attacked, they will go on the defensive.
- If you are working with a charitable organization, try to tie in your work with something enjoyable. Have a dance party or rent out the club for a party and charge for entrance. Promise that you will give proceeds from your earnings to a charitable organization or cause. Have people dress up in costumes, and then give prizes away for the best costume, and ask people to bring canned goods with them.
Find a way to tie in your cause to something that people could do and have fun with. You want to look human, too, and you want to get as many people as possible. Just be sure to stay within the bounds of decency and you will be fine.
- Lastly, surround yourself with reputable people. No one wants to donate a cause that is associated with gangsters, thieves, or anyone who doesn’t have a solid enough reputation. You want to have people around you that anyone can look up to and admire.
There will always be times in your life when you have to perform tasks that you deem unpleasant for one reason or another – working with a co-worker you don’t like, going to work on Mondays, taking the garbage out, driving to meet the in-laws at the airport, having dinner with the spouse’s friends… Doing these things just siphons whatever motivation you have inside you and makes you feel sad, tired, sorry, even annoyed. But did you know that there are also things inside you that actually make it difficult to feel excited and enthusiastic? Get to learn the factors that make you hard to motivate:
Your mindset is a major factor that can make you hard to motivate. This is because it can severely limit your understanding of the world and all experiences in general. Your mindset can sometimes be composed of growth-inhibiting beliefs, prejudices, biases and standards.
If, for example, you believe that nothing good can come out of your staff, you’ll fail to see that there is a clerk there that actually has management potential. If you refuse to believe that you can actually write for a famous magazine because you’re a person from a small town, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to expose your talent and reap its rewards.
Your comfort zone
We all have certain limitations in our minds. These limits are things we decide on based on our own personal beliefs, ethics and standards. Within these limits, we feel comfortable in and can pretty much do as we like.
Once we approach the outer edges, we begin to feel discomfort, shyness, embarrassment or annoyance. We do not wish to go further because we do not like what we don’t know or haven’t experienced. Because we have a fear of the unknown, we’d rather stay within our comfort zones because we feel safe there.
The problem here is that a narrow comfort zone can be a major factor that makes you hard to motivate. Each time you are presented with a new idea or experience, you check to see if it fits into your comfort zone. If it doesn’t, then you simply refuse, no questions asked. This is unfortunate because many of these ideas and experiences can be good for you. But you’ll probably never know because you don’t have the motivation to try them.
Your past experience
Did you get burned by the stove? That’s probably why you hate to cook. Did your former bosses fail to show appreciation for your hard work? That’s probably one reason why you don’t feel motivated about your job.
Your background – personal, social and professional experiences – has a lot to do with how you decide things in your life. They can also be factors that make you hard to motivate. If these experiences are negative, they tend to make you more hesitant and unsure of yourself because they affect your self-esteem and confidence.
If, for example, you’ve only been met with rejection or ridicule in your life, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine if you don’t feel a strong need to excel or to improve yourself. You’ll probably be thinking – ‘So what? Nothing I ever did was good anyway. Why would things change now?’
Unless you consciously make an effort to identify these past experiences and then refuse to let them rule your life, you will always be hard to motivate.
Whether you’re a small team, an organization, a company or a family, you will need a lot of motivation to get things done and achieve a level of success. But motivation can be a tricky thing – while it’s not complicated, it certainly is not something that a lot of people have automatic understanding for. So has the job of getting others excited and inspired fallen into your hands? Here are tips on how to motivate people and bring out the best in them:
Find the current level of motivation of the person you wish to motivate.
Each person, whether he is an employee, a co-worker, a team member or a family member, has some amount of motivation in him. Try to identify this level. What makes them tick? What do they find exciting, interesting or worthwhile? What are their goals? How do they hope to achieve them?
Do not try to approach the challenge in a generic way because you will be met with a lack of enthusiasm or even resistance. Use a personalized approach if you want to motivate an individual. With a group, look for a common denominator – a common goal or interest – that you can use to motivate them and get them to perform.
See things from their point of view.
It’s easy to explain things based on what you perceive. But what about what others see, think or feel? Each time you present an idea or concept to the person you want to motivate, ask them for their opinions and listen to what they have to say. You can then use information obtained from them in order to create a motivational plan that has the strongest appeal to them.
Use positive reinforcement.
Between pleasure and pain, people will always choose pleasure. Try to steer away from using negative motivational tactics such as fear or threats. These could work initially but they are not very effective for motivating people over a long term. Besides, using negative reinforcements might result to a feeling of annoyance, anger or exasperation. If not corrected early, this could even lead to aggression and rebellion.
Use rewards instead. To motivate people, give recognition, acknowledgment, gratitude, even gifts or citations. People want to know that you notice their hard work. Didn’t you say you expected the best? Once someone has risen to that level of excellence, give them the recognition they deserve. You’ll be surprised at how effective this technique is in keeping people motivated.
Show, don’t tell.
If you want to know how to effectively motivate people, show them through example. What sort of behavior do you expect from them? Why not show them by doing it yourself? They will be more willing to believe than if you just lecture and never show.
It is said that you can’t lead a horse to water. When you’re trying to motivate people check to see if their willingness is still there. There is a point in every endeavor when you begin to meet with resistance. This could happen for a number of reasons, including boredom, distraction, discovery of other more interesting things or just simply lack of interest. It could also be that your motivational efforts have reached a plateau.
Should this happen, learn to let up, step back and if necessary, let go. People will be more motivated if they don’t feel pressured. If you sense a resistance, stop and check for identifiable factors that are stopping you. Once you have found them, design a different approach.
There are many people who are bound to follow, but only one person meant to be a leader. The problem, however, is that some people think that they cannot be leaders because leaders become so by destiny. True, many leaders have the same bubbling, charismatic, go-getter personalities – but some people who were once humble, shy, and quiet have become great leaders, too. It’s all a matter of knowing what people want and knowing how to motivate people. The last part, however, can be the most difficult job that you will need to take on as a leader.
Motivating people is certainly not easy, given that a person’s ability to be motivated is correlated with a person’s personality. When you start working with a group of people, there will be as many different quirks, personalities, and idiosyncrasies as there are people in that group, and you may need to juggle many different duties. In striving to please every single person, you may end up pleasing no one. So how can you work with diverse personalities and still be able to motivate people? Here are a few tips that you can use.
- Avoid trying to show everyone that you’re meeting their individual needs. Although this may appear counterintuitive, by appearing to be a rabid people pleaser, you can end up looking like an idiot who can survive only on the approval of others. Have you ever been annoyed when you saw someone trying to stoop down to the level of everybody else? Then think what you would look like if you were a leader and you had to do that – and everyone had to see it.
- Keep this in mind: you cannot please everybody. This is related to the previous statement, and it should also help you understand this one: no matter how hard you try, you can never make something turn out the way you want it, and you can never get a perfect end product.
This also means that you need to keep on plodding on: do not dwell on your mistakes, and learn from them instead. You cannot move forward without letting go of the past, so instead of wasting your time thinking and mulling over what you did wrong on that report, or what you said wrong during that meeting, or what you could have done right during your day, just keep on moving along.
- Don’t be afraid to show some anger and emotion. You’re human. You can’t smile all the time (and look ridiculous), be happy all the time (and look even more ridiculous), or laugh all the time (and look insane). If you’re mad at your team, be firm; but don’t be afraid to show them that they’ve done something wrong and you’re disappointed in their work. Be true to yourself and you can see that your team will be true to you – just don’t overdo it.
- Prepare rewards for your team members. Don’t stop at simple key chains or shirts, as though you were acting as a mouthpiece for a company or corporation. Promise a treat at a nearby restaurant if you all make a quota or get the job done. This way, you can all celebrate together, and you effectively show your team that this is a job for all of you, not just for them working under your orders.