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How to Manage Finances at 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

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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 »

Strathmore University students win ACCA Campus Business Challenge

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Strathmore University students Ashna Patel, Winnie Onsiero and Nishita Bakrania in a team‘Raging Achievers’ were the winners in the just concluded ACCA Business Challenge, defeating 112 other teams drawn from 19 universities. Following in position two were Esther Saya, Slade Ochieng and Billy Atela from ‘Achievers team’ also Strathmore University students. The ACCA business challenge was a three-month nation-wide competition that was organized ... Read More »

College students developing nail polish to detect date rape drugs

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Four students at North Carolina State University hope to tackle a problem on many campuses by developing a nail polish that can detect so-called date rape drugs by changing colors when it comes into contact with them. The four male student entrepreneurs behind the product, which they call Undercover Colors, have received mainly positive responses. They won an $11,000 prize from ... Read More »

KU holds its own ‘Shark Tank’ at Chandaria Innovation Centre

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Kenyatta University will be hosting the first investor conference at the Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre. The conference is aimed at providing a platform for incubates to showcase their products and ideas to potential investors. The centre is home to 48 incubates in various innovation categories with ICT and agribusiness incubates forming a majority of the business incubations. Chandaria-BIIC ... Read More »

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