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Beneficiaries owe HELB Sh8 Billion

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    The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) is owed Sh8 billion by students who have benefited from the loans issued by the board in the past. HELB Chief Executive Office, Charles Ringera told the Sunday Nation the Board needs to disburse Sh6.7 billion to 188,000 students in universities and tertiary institutions in the next four months. 10,000 freshers are ... Read More »

Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs to win $75,000 2015 Anzisha Prize

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The 5th Anzisha Prize application phase is now open and the search is on to find Africa’s youngest, most exciting social and business entrepreneurs under 22 years of age. Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with over 600m people under the age of 25. The Anzisha Prize is a growing social impact program entirely focused on accelerating the entry of ... Read More »

How young UoN graduates are bridging mobile money limitations

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Mobile money is probably one of the best innovations in Kenya. But like every technology, there will always be hitches. For instance, you are sending Sh10,000 to your mum or paying for a service, but instead, you end up buying phone airtime via mobile money. What do you do with Sh10,000 worth of credit? Or perhaps you want to send ... Read More »

JKUAT student wins African Water Expo logo design competition

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A 4th year Bachelor of Business Information Technology student at JKUAT Karen campus is the winner of a logo design competition organized by the African Water Association (AfWA). Martin Achar has been awarded Sh100,000 by the Local Organizing Committee of the 18th AfWA Congress & Exhibition that will be held in 2016 in Nairobi. This event is a biannual event ... Read More »

Top 10 clever inventions by students

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Despite what one might think university is more than just about booze, parties and YOLOs. For most when it comes to university, fun comes first then education second. The goal for many students out there is to have as much fun as possible because rumour is, the moment you leave university, things get difficult. However, nowadays, there is a rise ... Read More »

Kenyan student inventor receives Sh3.6M funding for The Soular Backpack

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McGill University student, Salima Visram, grew up just outside of Mombasa, Kenya next to the Kikambala village where 22,000 people live below the poverty line. From a very young age, Visram was taught to understand the complexities of poverty, and to do whatever she could to contribute to its alleviation. Over the past 6 months, Visram designed and put together The ... Read More »

Apply now for the Intel University Student Partner Program

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We’ve had a very successful first year with the Intel Student Partner Program, which is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Intel and their universities.This program is designed to enable students at leading universities across the country to have the opportunity to work closely with Intel and understand our latest technologies. The program is for students who ... Read More »

Google and Facebook courting Aussie app whiz teenager

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  While most teenagers are struggling between what to wear for a gig, 15-year-old Ben Pasternak is scratching his head over which tech he will intern at, including giants Facebook and Google. Ben became an internet star three months ago after an iPhone app he developed quickly rose to be the most downloaded app on the App store. Impossible Rush ... Read More »

Strathmore student gets six-figure contracts to build apps

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Brian Osoro is not your typical college student; he spends most of his time either programming or going through tutorials to sharpen his IT skills. His classmates know him as a kind, calm computer geek who only speaks when necessary. He enjoys staying indoors and rarely will you find him idling — his laptop always keeps him busy. Mr Osoro’s ... Read More »

Text Book Centre offers incentive for online customers

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Text Book Centre is encouraging customers to purchase IT merchandise through its online portal. If you buy laptops or desktops or any IT accessories such as speakers, earphones, cables etc, you stand a chance to win an Asus Phonepad 7. The incentive is similar to offers made in countries like South Africa and Nigeria where companies encourage customers to shop ... Read More »

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