Huawei partners with Kenyan universities to launch tech training

Huawei Kenya has launched a 10-day training programme for 12 local universities to implement the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy Train the Teacher Training (HAINA TTT). This is a new programme aimed at imparting cutting-edge technical skills to professors to support them to train their students adequately. Speaking at the

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Daystar University Vice Chancellor sacked after internal audit

Daystar University is changing guard. Long-serving Vice Chancellor Timothy Wachira got the ax, after the administration received months of student complaints, citing misappropriation of funds. The school was also temporarily closed down after riots broke out in April 2018, making Daystar the first private university to shut down due to student

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Call Octopizzo Mr. Smarty-pants, he’s about to be an Ivy-League graduate

Namba Nane rapper Octopizzo is almost done with school. The "Next Year" lyricist took to social media to share the good news. Taking to Twitter he wrote "...Never thought I’d love Uni after every Uni turned me down till @Penn accepted my application." https://twitter.com/OCTOPIZZO/status/1003906168916463616 The soon-to-be University of Pennsylvania graduate shared that only

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KNUT endorses CCTV camera school fittings, advocating for child safety

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) says there is a need for boarding schools to have mandatory security features which include the installation of CCTV cameras in a bid to stamp out sexual molestation of students. In a statement, the Union’s Secretary General Wilson Sossion stated that the institutions should

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Why funding alone can’t shake up Kenya’s school transition rate

Ten years ago Kenya abolished tuition fees for children attending its secondary day schools. The aim was to get more children to transition into secondary school, particularly those from low income households. Day schools, unlike boarding schools, don’t provide accommodation for learners. Instead, learners come to school in the morning and

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University of Nairobi students left stranded as hostel burns down

Over 132 University of Nairobi students are counting losses after a fire burnt down all their belongings. This was after their wooden hostel named Soweto caught fire attributed to an electric fault. According to University of Nairobi Student Association chairperson Anthony Manyara, all the Upper Kabete campus students were safely evacuated without

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Ford College Community Challenge to fund ideas from local universities

Creating community empowerment and recycling initiatives are the key drivers behind three new projects selected in Kenya for 2018 as part of the Ford College Community Challenge (C3), each receiving USD1 000 to implement their programs. Now in its 10th year, the Ford College Community Challenge program has awarded more

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JKUAT students to represent Kenya in IT competition Imagine Cup 2018

Three JKUAT Engineering students emerged winners of Imagine Cup 2018 Kenya with their Soko Smart innovation. The team dubbed Team Kaizen is comprised of; Emmanuel Kinyanjui, 5th year Mechatronic Engineering student; Henry Karanja, 3rd year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student; and Anthony Brown, 3rd year Mechatronic Engineering student. Under the mentorship

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