Google Insights for Search in Kenya show January 2011 a month of educational searches.
New Form One selection policy springs â€œKCPEâ€ to top list of fastest rising searches in Kenya.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) account for seven out of the 10 fastest rising searches made by Kenyan internet users, as revealed by Google Insights for Search in the month of January 2011.
Google has released its monthly search results using Google Insights, a tool that provides insights into Internet search trends, showing that exam-related searches were by far the most prominent in the list of fastest rising searches over the last 30 days.
The results reflect the concern over the new students selection policy recently introduced by the Ministry of Education, where the government secured more places in National schools for pupils from public primary schools. The new policy has seen 206,000 of the 746,107 pupils miss out on placement in High School.
Fastest Rising searches: KenyaÂ last 30 days
- kcpe 2010
- kcpe 2010 results
- knec results
- kcpe results
- kenyan jobs
Featuring at the bottom of the list are searches for jobs and financial aid. â€˜helbâ€™, coming in ninth position, offers loans for higher education students, suggesting that the internet is increasingly used for financial aid applications, scholarship searches, and other activities.
Web Search Interest: Kenya Police.
Around the globe, there was an upsurge in the search term â€˜Kenya Policeâ€™ after news broke out that their website had been hacked and then, a few weeks later, media reports that Kenyan Police had killed suspected robbers at point blank range. In the latter incident, the Internal Security Minister came to the defence of the robbers, provoking a public debate led by civil society.
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