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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 »

Apply for the SAP Skills for Africa 2014 Scholarships

(left) Dr Fred Matiangi Cabinet Secretary Ministry of ICT and Pfungwa Serima (right) with a student who has graduated in Materials Management module from Multi Media Uni

Are you’re a recent University Graduate? Did you attain a second class upper division in your degree? Do you have an interest in finance and business development? Are you looking for a fulfilling career? If you answered Yes,to all the above, you need to apply for the SAP Skills for Africa scholarships today! Deadline: Monday, 15th September 2014 What to ... Read More »

Students: 5 things you need to do to secure an attachment

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All Public/ Private University students have a compulsory industrial attachment period which one has to complete before being awarded their undergraduate degree. Some universities offer internal attachment to their students while some institutions have created partnerships with companies and organisations that offer placements to students. Unfortunately, most public universities are overwhelmed with large student numbers and it is difficult to ... Read More »

Freshers: 5 ways to get the best out of college

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The   Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service has just selected about 72000 students who are set to join public universities and colleges. While some are satisfied with the courses they have been admitted for, most are disappointed because they did not get the course of their choice or the university they wished to attend. However, all is not lost. ... Read More »

How Picasso has influenced new approach to design at Apple University

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The Apple University, a training center for Apple recruits, has initiated a new wave of thinking as they approach the design of products. The University was founded by Joel Podolny, Apple’s VP of human resources and formerly dean of Yale School of Management in 2008. The recruits are taught to design products as simple as possible. As they follow in ... Read More »

Law student sues Facebook on privacy, thousands join case

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A law student from Austria has taken Facebook to the European Court of Justice on grounds that the social network has violated European Union law with its data policy. Max Schrems, who is also a data-privacy campaigner, alleges Facebook provided user data to the U.S National Security Agency. Schrems has turned the case into a class action lawsuit inviting other ... Read More »

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