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Innovation boot camp equips teens with coding skills


The United States International University-Africa has partnered with Tech Republic to offer upper primary and secondary pupils aged 12 – 19 with a platform through which they can learn and expand their coding prowess. The five-day long innovation camp, which started on 24th August through to 28th, does not required students to have previous coding experience. However, students who have ... Read More »

USIU student appeals for help after suffering multiple injuries in accident


A fourth-year student at the United States International University – Africa is appealing to well-wishers to come to her help in covering a Sh3 million medical bill. Betty Morange was involved in an accident on Thika road on 31st May, where she was thrown out of the car sustaining serious fractures on both pelvic bones and a dislocated spine. Betty ... Read More »

Video: Culture week at USIU-A


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How two Nigerian students in USIU plan to change the way we dress


We caught up with two beautiful USIU students that know and truly represent what style is. Oshe clothing is a clothing line established in Nigeria by Anita Ashiru and Anne Okeya in early 2014. Their fashion line revolves around the idiom ‘two sides of the same coin.’ This stems from the philosophy that everyone has two personalities, the western and ... Read More »

USIU joins other universities in commemorating Garissa Uni victims

USIU GARISSA Commemoration

USIU-Africa students, faculty and staff held a memorial to commemorate the 147 victims of the terrorist attack on Garissa University College. The event was attended by the Vice Chancellor Professor Freida Brown, other university officials, and students in hundreds were in attendance to mark the memorial by lighting candles and saying prayers for the victims and their families. The memorial ... Read More »

USIU commissions a Sh735M student centre

USIU student centre

USIU-Africa is preparing the construction of a new student center that is intended to accommodate a student populace of about 8,000 students. The building is expected to cost the institution Sh735 Million and the structure is expected to be completed and ready for use by September 2016. The building is expected to house offices for Career and Placement Services, Exchange ... Read More »

Video: USIU student encouraging reading culture through ‘read aloud’ events

Wanja Kibiku

USIU student WanjaKibuki is on a mission to see children from marginalized schools develop their reading and writing skills. She runs an initiative called ‘VitabuVyetu’ which aims to reduce illiteracy by donating reading and writing material to primary school children. “I envision myself reaching out to the hard-stricken areas where they have no access to education and set up schools ... Read More »

USIU unveils School of Science and Technology in ‘green building’

USIU green building

United States International University – Africa (USIU-A) has launched a high-tech school of Science and Technology building that will house science courses including a pharmacy degree program set to start in May 2015. The new USIU School of Science and Technology is a high-tech “green building”, designed to save energy. “The lights in the building are integrated with motion sensors ... Read More »

What it takes to participate in the 48-hour film project

48 hour project

The 48-hour film competition is an idea that was started by Mark Ruppert in 2001 because he wanted to challenge filmmakers to see what they can do in a single weekend. Nairobi joined the 48ers bandwagon in 2013 and it was so successful that it saw even more teams join in 2014 including USIU-Africa. The competition requires people to use ... Read More »

The lows and highs of 2014


It has been a mixed bag of events for university students in Kenya. As a writer, I have been following some of the events that happened in various campuses and as the year ends, I share some of the highlights here. Deaths In comparison to last year, 2014 has experienced a significant of student deaths. Although we don’t have the ... Read More »

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