Florida shooting: Student sends goodbyes to parents during attack

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida woke up to a bloody morning on Wednesday when a former student allegedly unleashed a hail of gunfire killing at least 17 adults and school children. The 19-year-old suspect identified as Nikolas Cruz was expelled from the school for undetermined disciplinary reasons,

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JKUAT gains from mega Bill Gates funding for healthcare research

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has won the Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to foster groundbreaking research in global health and development. Dr. Agnes Mindila, a Lecturer, and ICT for Development researcher at the Department of Computing and COD

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UoN, University of Liverpool partner up for postdoctoral training

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the University of Liverpool (UoL) have signed a collaborative agreement which will release an initial Kshs 68 million (£ 485,631) for full time postdoctoral training at UoN as well as setting up of a project office at the School of Public Health. After Research Capacity

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Airbus Foundation launches youth development program in Kenya

The Airbus Foundation, together with its partners - The Little Engineer and The Travelling Telescope - have launched the Airbus Little Engineer programme in Kenya. The goal of the initiative is to encourage students between the age of 10 and 16 to understand and embrace technology and ignite a passion that

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Recruitment portal eShule Plus to boost education in private schools

KPSA through the KPSA Somanet platform has introduced an Online Teacher Recruitment portal called eShule Plus. The portal has been launched with the hopes it will revolutionize how schools conduct their employment processes. It is estimated that the Private School sector employs more than 150,000 staff. With the high mobile and

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Rihanna brings global leaders together to raise Ksh2.3T for education

Ten current and three former heads of state and more than 100 ministers gathered at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference, making Global Partnership for Education the highest-level education financing event of its kind. The conference, co-hosted by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal and President Emmanuel

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Blaze reaches out to youth, launching the first of 7 Campus Experience Zones

Thursday 1st February was a momentous day for the BLAZE Network and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa as the first campus experience zone built for the students by Blaze was officially launched. It was the first of seven campus experience zones to open across the country. The other six include

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KEBS hosts 6th national standardization essay competition

The Kenya Bureau of Standards has kicked off its 6th edition of the national standardization essay competition. The competition that first began in 2012, hopes to underline the significance of standardization and quality infrastructure. The competition that is slated to take place at three levels namely national, regional and continental, is

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