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Kenyan youths enterprising, given right tools – survey


If given Sh8,500 ($100) to help them prosper, 63 percent of the youths aged between 18 to 35 years in Kenya would invest the money. This is according to a new Barclays Africa Prosper Report which also revealed that 61 percent of them would most likely consult a bank to seek financial advice once they get the funding while only ... Read More »

Billionaires’ $10m gift to Yale stirs debate in China


A Chinese billionaire couple’s $10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country’s Internet users Thursday, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China. The endowment marks the latest gift to a prestigious US university by Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, the husband-and-wife duo behind real estate giant SOHO China. In July, ... Read More »

Ericsson announces Sh2.8M innovation award for university students


Ericsson has announced the launch of the sixth annual Innovation Awards, a competition in which university students are given the opportunity to be drivers of fundamental change in society. The theme of the 2015 competition is “The Future of Learning”. The challenge will address questions such as how can we make learning accessible for all? What do we need when ... Read More »

How to manage finances in college

                                               The subject about money is a fundamental part of our lives. As the saying goes, if you are earning Kshs. 50 and spend 49 you are safe. If you spend 51, you are digging an early grave and committing yourself to a lifetime of poverty. This saying is true in its sense. Managing money is therefore an important skill ... Read More »

The agony of students waiting for HELB loans

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It’s a chilly Friday morning and Collins Juma is heading to the administration block Moi University to check at the ATM machine whether the HELB disbursements have been done. This is the third time he is been here in a span of three weeks. He inserts the ATM card into the machine with hope only to find his expectations cut ... Read More »

Strathmore opens Oracle Centre of Excellence

Strathmore Centre of Excellence for Oracle

Strathmore University in Nairobi has opened a Centre of Excellence for Oracle at the university’s research centre, @iLabAfrica. The facility, funded by a grant from Oracle, will be used for a variety of Oracle training workshops and activities for university faculty and students, high school teachers and students, and technology entrepreneurs. This Centre of Excellence at @iLabAfrica will create opportunities ... Read More »

Thousands of students set to demonstrate against HELB cash delay

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  The Higher Education Loans Board is at the center of controversy after it failed to disburse money into students’ accounts for the current academic year. Writing to the media, Babu Owino, the President of Students Organization of Nairobi University (SONU) said, “by authority of all the university students of Kenya, we hereby notify the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) ... Read More »

5 effective ways to manage your money in college


One of the most depressing things is being broke while in campus. Not that its better in the outside world, but peer pressure in campus is real. There is a common joke that posits “at the beginning of the semester you eat chicken but towards the end, you eat food meant for chicken!” This juxtaposition is a clear indication of ... Read More »

University of Eldoret wins Unilever Idea Trophy Innovation Competition


  Seif Salim, Clifford Ogeto and Elvis Kipkorir from University of Eldoret were judged the best at the just concluded Idea Trophy inter-university innovation competition finals trouncing over 700 other students from four participating universities. The contest was sponsored by consumer goods manufacturer Unilever Kenya and focused on the development of personal and entrepreneurial business competencies among undergraduates. Idea Trophy ... Read More »

Egerton University student wins African Youth agri-business competition


Nickson Muturi, 24, a final year student at Egerton University is the winner of Agribiz4Africa competition, which was carried out in Sub-Sahara Africa. Muturi, beat other 800 youth drawn from 18 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa in the competition that was sponsored by Enactus Kenya and Syngenta. The competition dubbed Agribiz4Africa attracted over 800 entries from agri-business entrepreneurs from 18 African ... Read More »

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