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UoN’s Genius Digital wins MSK Student marketing challenge

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The University of Nairobi’s Genius Digital Brands emerged winners in the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) gala awards, student’s challenge. Genius submitted the best digital marketing plan for an upcoming youth band – Yellow Light Machine – beating 28 other entrants from different universities. The MSK Gala aimed to awards to recognise innovative marketing campaigns across the industry. The student ... Read More »

Is an unpaid internship worth it?

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According to a study done in the U.K, a third of university graduates work in unpaid internships. In Kenya, this number is much higher and in fact the issue is getting any kind of internship in the first place. The average internship is 3 months long or 6 months if you are lucky. For students who may have the option ... Read More »

Samsung, Strathmore unveil 8 new locally developed apps

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Samsung Electronics East Africa, in partnership with @iLab Africa at Strathmore University has unveiled eight new locally developed mobile applications. The apps unveiled during the second edition of the Samsung Apps Show N’ Tell are designed to provide relevant information to users relying on information databases built by local teams. Samsung Electronics East Africa Director of Mobile and IT Manoj ... Read More »

New NYS gives rekindled hope to our youth – Kirubi

CHRIS KIRUBI

We can all agree that the rebranding and re-launch of the National Youth Service has restored the hope of many young Kenyans hoping to join the institution. The new NYS portrays a youthful image giving hope to those whose dreams have been shattered that they too can achieve greatness. It has offered opportunity to many by expanding the range of ... Read More »

Deadline nears for Students’ digital marketing challenge

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If you haven’t submitted your proposal for the Students’ Marketing Challenge, you have one day to do so as the challenge will be coming to an end tomorrow (31st October). The competition, organised by the Marketing Society of Kenya in partnership with What’s Good Studios and Capital Campus, aims to provide a launching pad for Kenya’s premier indie band Yellow ... Read More »

Varsities urged to produce workers, not thinkers

More practical learning than theory is needed in the market to create jobs

The increased number of jobless youths in East Africa will continue to double or even triple annually to alarming rates, unless institutions of higher learning revise their curriculum to start teaching on-the-job skills as opposed to academic-based programmes. Vice Chancellors and top professors from the academic fields attending a regional conference on education that kicked off in Kigali on Thursday ... Read More »

KeMU scoops student investigative journalism challenge

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Kenya Methodist University scooped the top spot during the inaugural Top Story Investigative journalism challenge in Nakuru. University of Nairobi and Maseno University came second and third respectively. The competition was held between October 15- October 19 The challenge organised by Africa On Air and the European Centre for Journalism a Dutch based organisation required the students to investigate a ... Read More »

How to find the right graduate job first time around

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A recent survey has suggested that 1 in 4 graduates expect to leave their first job within a year of starting. After leaving university, graduates are bombarded with pessimistic assessments of the difficult job market that awaits them. It’s therefore no wonder they end up applying for every job in sight and saying ‘yes’ to something which they don’t really ... Read More »

Can Higher Education solve Africa’s Job Crisis-Report?

As unemployment rate among graduates continues to rise, a new report says that higher education could help reduce unemployment and create thousands of jobs. The British-funded study, Universities, Employability and Inclusive Development, led by the Institute of Education at the University of London, was released at the “Going Global” conference held in Miami in the United States from 29 April ... Read More »

Young game developer has over 5 million downloads on Windows store

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Nigerian app developer and CEO of his own gaming company is making waves by developing apps that are popular across Africa and beyond. So popular that Abiola Olaniran is the highest paid Windows Game Developer in Africa and middle-east. Abiola has developed 10 games in the last five years including TrafficJam, Candy Smasher, Road blazer, Mega Chicken and Ninja Jump. ... Read More »

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