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Facebook piloting free WiFi for students’ homes

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Facebook is testing free Wi-Fi to a small number of students in the neighborhood surrounding the Rutherford Opportunity Centre next to its data center in North Carolina. Facebook has partnered with the Rutherford County Schools and PANGAEA Internet to provide internet to an initial 800 students. “We’re hoping this program will build on the school system’s 1:1 initiative, which provides ... Read More »

Tech platform offers Kenyan students location-based discounts

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Campus Discounts is a platform that allows university students get discounted offers for goods and services posted by businesses located around their respective campuses. Accessible via a website and available as an android application, this platform allows businesses to post discounted offers to specific university campuses. Students can thereafter, view these offers by simply visiting the site at https://campus-discounts.com or ... Read More »

Online course directory launched

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A new online directory providing prospective college students with information on University and college courses in Kenya has been launched. The website, gradstate.com seeks to facilitate prospective students with all the information they need on specific courses and their availability at the click of a button. “What we are doing is bridging the gap between prospective students and the colleges. ... Read More »

Attention new grads: Windows Phone Apps for job-hunting

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Do you know someone who’s just graduated from university? Are you a newly minted graduate yourself? If so, congratulations! You’ve worked hard and earned your degree. Now, it’s time to get to work! Lucky for you, there are more useful tools than ever to help find that ever-important first job. So instead of blindly mailing your resume to employers or ... Read More »

5 on-campus gigs that can build your resume

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If you’re a college student, you’ve probably found yourself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to work: You’re not yet qualified for a job in your field, but you may need more than just your brand-new college degree to land a job — you might also need experience in your field. In addition to internships, there ... Read More »

Intel Student Partner Program: Now launching in Tanzania and Uganda. Apply by April 30th!

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Following the successful launch of the Intel Student Partner Program in Kenya, we’re now opening up the opportunity for university students in Uganda and Tanzania to apply to be a part of this program. Apply by 30th April 2014 to be a part of this exciting experience! What is the Intel Student Partner Program? The Intel Student Partner Program – ... Read More »

Microsoft advances office to students

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In an effort to help prepare students for the technological skills required in the workforce, Microsoft has announced a new benefit to qualifying institutions, dubbed Student Advantage, which brings Microsoft Office 365 Education to more students worldwide. Student Advantage enables access to the familiar experience of Office in an always-up-to-date cloud service across their compatible PCs, tablets and phones. These ... Read More »

Most useful apps for college grads

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College graduation is a time for young adults to spread their wings and finally put their education to good use. Fortunately, there are a variety of apps that can make the transition easier. From managing tasks, to sharpening skills and connecting with friends, the world of mobile apps is bursting with solutions for the tech savvy. Here are some of ... Read More »

LinkedIn launches dedicated pages for Universities

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Professional social media website LinkedIn has launched pages specifically dedicated to Universities. This is in a bid to tap into the growing number of young people looking to be connected online and thirsty for information. The pages will allow students explore information about universities, courses and alumni. LinkedIn says over 200 universities have adopted the new pages. “Through my relationships ... Read More »

Kenyatta University announces 100 undergraduate scholarships for 2013

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KU, in partnership with the Higher Education Loans Board, has announced 100 scholarships to benefit vulnerable students and young talented people who have shown great promise in the performing arts and sports.   The aim is to provide higher education opportunities to such young Kenyans who would otherwise miss out on nurturing their talents, economic empowerment and social development. The ... Read More »

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