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


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

Intel student program

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

Ben Pasternak

  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

brian osoro

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


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 »

UoN team beats Strathmore in CFA competition to represent region

UoN business school

Five students from the University of Nairobi Business School will represent East Africa in an international finance competition after beating the Strathmore team. The UoN team will fight it out with other teams from across the globe in the Certified Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute Research Challenge in Amsterdam. The regional teams, including USIU, KU, Makerere Business School and KCA, were ... Read More »

Nigerian student develops wind and solar powered car from scrap metal

Segun Oyeyiola

While some are in search for the classic Volkswagen Beetle to pimp up, one Nigerian student is going beyond restoring the once-popular car. Segun Oyeyiola, a final year engineering student at Obagemi Awolowo University, has built what could possibly the first ever wind and solar powered car. The student built the car from the ground up with an old VW ... Read More »

Teen makes $72M by trading oil and gold in the stock market


A 17-year-old New Yorker has made $72M an equivalent of Sh6 Billion by playing on the stock market during his lunch break. According to the Daily Mail, 17-year-old Islam Mohammed high school student started dabbling in penny stocks at the tender age of nine. He now spends most of his breaks at Stuyvesant High School trading oil and gold futures ... Read More »

Kenyan company feted in global awards for innovation in higher education

AMI class

Kenya-based Africa Management Initiative has been recognized for the use of innovative approaches in higher education to enhance student learning and employability. The global awards known as “The Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education” is organized by QS Quacquarelli Symonds (the University ranking organization), in partnership with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. AMI, a social enterprise established in 2012 ... Read More »

Freshers to endure HELB cash delays until January

firstyears reg

First year students in universities will have to wait until January 2015 to get Higher Education Loans (HELB) from the government. HELB has said that the process of registration and verification of forms is currently ongoing and may take the next 21 days. “We will communicate to the students when the allocation process will commence. We urge you to be ... Read More »

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