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Varsities Risk Closure Over Debts Payable to CUE

A crisis looms in the higher education sector after the regulator threatened to stop any engagement with universities that have not paid service charge since 2015. The Commission for University Education (CUE) said it will halt processing applications for programmes or campus accreditation for such universities. “Further, the concerned institution and its programmes will be removed from CUE’s list of …

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Kisii University Runs out of Ink Cartridges, Students Forced to Study in Tents

A senior examinations officer at Kisii University claims the Institution has not procured toner or ink cartridges to print examinations transcripts for several of University’s students. Some of the students completed their studies as early as August 2016, but they have never received transcripts for their first academic year. It is a shocking revelation raising several questions including how students …

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Here are the Most Marketable Courses in Kenya

Unemployment in Kenya has reached a staggering 40 per cent. There is, however, some good news students who are studying technical courses like ICT, Accounting, Sales and Marketing as well as Administration. According to a Job Outlook Survey released on March 27 by Corporate Staffing Services, these are the most in-demand courses in Kenya at the moment, with most employers …

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Former MMU Student Leader and Marungu Ward MCA Aspirant Reads Malice in Wiper Party Nominations

Former Multimedia university (MMU) student leader Harrison Kamwana has taken issues with Wiper Party after his opponent for the MCA Marungu ward in Taita Taveta county was announced the winner in yesterday’s nomination elections. The former student leader accused the election officials of colluding with his opponent to rig him out of the much-coveted seat. In a letter addressed to …

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3 Considerations for Recent Graduates Making Job Applications

What makes a recent graduate a considerable hire? On the 7th of April, USIU’s Auditorium was the venue of a very critical talk on recent graduates’ expectations versus the reality they are met with in the job market. The talk was attended by current students and alumni of the institution. The panelists from various sectors included Dolly Sagwe- Onyoni Director …

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USIU Raises Kshs 1.5M to Help in Famine Relief in Kenya

USIU-Africa campaign dubbed #IamCompassionate that kicked off on the 16th of March 2017 has raised a total of Kshs 1,532,333 in cash and in-kind food donations. The campaign was in response to more than 2.7 million Kenyans including over 357, 285 children facing starvation due to the ongoing drought crisis. The campaign was led by students and had 12 class …

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10 Cheapest Universities in the US for International Students

For anyone looking to apply to a university in the United States without breaking the bank, here are some of the cheapest universities in the US. Most of them are located in the Mid-West, away from big cities like New York and Los Angeles. However, the savings in accommodation and food make up for the fact that the universities are …

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Education CS Appoints Four CUE Commissioners

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has appointed four new commissioners to the Commission for University Education following the coming into force of the Universities (Amendment) Act 2016. Ms Lucy Kambuni, Dr Elizabeth Muli have been re-appointed for a second term while Mr Nazeer Ladhani and Prof Anne Muigai will be serving their first term. “They will be members of the …

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Drug Menace at Maseno University Killing Dreams of Bright Students

Peddlers are progressively devising ways of making it easier for students to access drugs. They, for instance, provide their houses located near campuses as safe havens for students to use the drugs and receive orders and payments via their mobile phones. The dealers know every nook and cranny of the campus neighborhoods and have established good relationships with students and …

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