Category Archives: Money

Students: Enter the Sh2.9M Ericsson Future Cities competition


Ericsson has opened registration for the regional and global Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) competitions. For the first time, students and small businesses in sub-Saharan Africa can now enter both the global (exclusive to students) and regional contests, to win the cash prizes of EUR 25,000 (Sh2.9M) and EUR 9,000 (Sh1M) respectively. The theme for both competitions is the future of ... Read More »

HELB, Jamii Bora Bank launch student smart card


Jamii Bora Bank Limited (JBBL), Maasai Mara University (MMARAU) and the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) have partnered to launch a payment solution for university students who benefit from state loans. The JBB Smart Card enables HELB to disburse student loans directly to the students’ electronic wallets from where they are able to pay for tuition, food and other services. ... Read More »

4 young Kenyan business leaders share their secrets to success


What sets exceptional, fast-rising and results-driven young professionals apart? Is it the schools they attended? Far-reaching networks? Or is there a particular path they followed to scale the rungs of their respective careers? This is what we set to find out. We talked to four of the 10 winners – all under 40 years old – of the CFC Stanbic ... Read More »

Nigerian teen brothers develop Android mobile web browser


While most typical teenagers are busy downloading the latest apps and pushing their parents to buy for them the latest gadgets, Lagos-based brothers Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime taught themselves how to code and developed an Android-based web browser called Crocodile Browser Lite. According to, 13-year-old Anesi and his 15-old brother Osine, formed a company inspired by Microsoft and named ... Read More »

Bill proposes a student to represent comrades in HELB board


Members of the National Assembly have welcomed radical proposals to the Higher Education Loans Board law which among others seeks to bar the Board from levying any interest on a loan until such a time that the person is able to service it. The Bill sponsored by Kiharu MP Irungu Kangata, requires the graduates to notify HELB in writing on ... Read More »

VIDEO: How the rich get richer by saving #ThroughPass

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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is an advocate of living a simple life and saving for investment. Buffett’s frugal life is renowned. He lives in the same house since 1958, drives a simple car and eats what we would call junk food. “Don’t save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving,” the Billionaire is quoted as saying. ... Read More »

Win Sh600K and learn about the stock exchange in the NSE Challenge


The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has launched the 2015 NSE Investment Challenge aimed at inculcating an investment culture among the youth in universities and other tertiary institutions of higher learning. Speaking during the launch Mr. Geoffrey Odundo, the Chief Executive Nairobi Securities Exchange said The Exchange is committed to educating and informing the public on the Capital Markets. “The investment ... Read More »

Burundi students hunger for change in the face of economic downturn

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Like most students in Burundi, Serge Claver Nzisabira can barely make ends meet, even when he shares a miniscule two-room address with four others in a Bujumbura suburb. All five of them struggle to keep up with their rent, which eats up their meagre monthly scholarship of 30,000 Burundian francs (about $19 / 17.5 euros). They share only two mattresses, ... Read More »

(Infographic) 10 most valuable startups launched by students

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Are you dreaming of launching your own startup, but you are still a college student? Get inspired by the new infographic by writing service team. The graphic below tells about the greatest and the most valuable businesses that were launched by students. Read: Entrepreneurship vs Employment – Join the discussion Read More »

Watch: Obama discusses higher education loan with students


University education financing is one of the hottest discussions cutting across continents. Governments and university administrators are debating on the best way to finance university education as students and parents dig deeper in their pockets to get a degree. In almost all countries that provide soft loans to students, governments are owed millions of dollars by former students. In Kenya, ... Read More »