OP-ED: What Kenya needs to do to stop the university strike cycle

Kenya’s public university lecturers are on strike, barely three months after another lengthy work stoppage. Ishmael Munene spoke to Moina Spooner from The Conversation Africa about why the strike is happening and what can be done to stop the cycle. What are the demands of the lecturers from public universities? Academic staff

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CS Amina nominated to co-chair Platform for Girls’ education

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has been nominated co-chair of the Commonwealth Platform for Girls’ Education. The Platform will be chaired by UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson who described girls’ education as a moral imperative and hailed Kenya for demonstrable efforts towards addressing barriers to

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University of Nairobi ranked top academic performer in Kenya

A recent study has ranked the University of Nairobi and Moi University first and second in Kenya respectively. According to the research by University Ranking by Academic Performance, UoN is at position two in East Africa and 1,264 in the world followed closely by Moi at position four in East

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Higher learning in disarray 50 days into lecturers’ strike

Learning in public universities remains in disarray 50 days after the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) instructed lecturers to down their tools over stalled Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) talks. The latest strike that has affected the January-April semester was precipitated by a missed deadline for the negotiation of the 2017-2021 CBA,

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VIDEO: Black History Month at USIU

Black History Month is a month to commemorate the history of African-Americans. USIU, an Kenyan-based American accredited university celebrates the month with pomp and color annually and this year was no different. Watch the video below to find out how and why USIU commemorates Black History Month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD5gIphlGOQ

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African universities emerge top in international law contest

Uganda Christian University (UCU) and the University of Pretoria have emerged as the top contestants in the recently held global law moot court. This was the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition that tests students understanding of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and other principles. The

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Pizza Hut tackles Africa’s low literacy levels through the Red Reading Box

Pizza Hut goes on a "Slice of Africa" journey. Under the leadership of General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Ewan Davenport, the Slice of Africa team launched The African Literacy Project at Pizza Hut's Westgate outlet today (13.4.2018). Instead of delivering pizza, the team provided Red Reading Boxes from NGO partner

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CS Amina calls for unskilled youth to be placed in vocational institutions

The Ministry of Education has offered a reprieve to the more than 500,000 2017 KCSE candidates who missed admission to tertiary institutions by ensuring they are enrolled in post-secondary education programs. In this year’s intake by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, of the total number of 615,772 2017

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