Education

HELB to Stop Funding Engineering Courses in Kenya Citing too Many Unemployed Engineers

The Higher Education Loans Board in Kenya (HELB) has announced that it will stop funding all students pursuing engineering courses in Kenya, citing a market glut and lack of meaningful Return on Investment for the courses. Speaking while unveiling the plans for the September 2020 admissions, the Board said that a lot of money was

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Kenyans Open Up About Suffering in the Hands of Nairobi Kids while in Secondary School

Ghosts of systemic discrimination in rural public schools in Kenya have started to emerge, and a huge storm is brewing. Kenyans from rural areas who attended rural schools are for the first time speaking about the discrimination they faced in the hands of their urban counterparts who invaded their rural schools. In detailed accounts that

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Interpol Names Juja a ‘Global Cyber-crime Hotspot’

The International Criminal Police Organization is raising concern that a little known town in the outskirts of Nairobi, Juja, is quickly becoming a global hub for cybercrime activities. The report that was released by Interpol says that a huge number of cyber attacks have been launched from Juja, targeting both Kenyan and the International institutions.

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Medical Students Miss Graduation after a Quarantined Lecturer used Examination Scripts for Tissue Paper

Adversity often brings out the best – and the worst – in people. Covid-19 has proved this with the world now suffering from stupid human actions, inactions, and general stupidity that seems to be worse than the virus itself. While you would expect the people with some good knowledge and information are helping humanity at

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Kenyan Universities end Pending Semesters Without Exams and give Everyone Grade B

With studies disrupted in Kenya and there being no plans on when things will be back to normal, Universities in Kenya have decided to give everyone a grade B and retire the pending Semesters. The move was informed by the prevailing status of Covid-19 spread and the difficulties that resuming the semester would pose to

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Kenyatta University Ventilator turns out to be a Faulty Bicycle Pump

Unveiled with pomp, color and global media attention, the much-celebrated prototype of the pneumatic ventilator made in Kenyatta University has turned out to be a faulty bicycle pump. The device which had promised to transform the medical engineering in Kenya has turned into disappointment after it emerged that the actual prototype was simply a faulty

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Kisii University Launches ‘eLearning’ Program Using Smoke Signals

Kisii University is set to join other Universities offering distance learning programs, although in a very unconventional manner that combines technology and traditions. Speaking during the launch of the program, the University Vice Chancellor Professor John S Akama said that the Kisii based institution would embark om using smoke signals to communicate to students who

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