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The universities which had borrowed billions of shillings to finance expansion hoping to cash in on a demand for higher education in the last two decades ... In total the country's 65 public and private universities had declared to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) that ...
NAIROBI, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Patricia Tafawa was elated upon learning that she was among 40 Kenyan youths who beat tough competition to win ... of General Manager of Kenya Office, said the 40 Kenyan students who are set to enroll for advanced courses in railway engineering at the university in Beijing ...

Although many universities in Kenya have been re-branding themselves as world-class or research universities, only the University of Nairobi comes near ... Nico Cloete, the coordinator of the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa and director of the Centre for Higher Education Trust.
As the recent disastrous allocations of Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCPS) show, there is clearly something wrong ... Many of the troubles related to the crises facing higher education like leadership, massification of university education, careerism and the denigration of ...
“Under Section 5 (1) of the Universities Act, 2012, the commission is mandated with the responsibility of collecting, disseminating and maintaining data on university education in Kenya. Pursuant to this section, I now direct you to require all universities and constituent colleges, within the next one hundred ...
By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – A recent study has ranked the University of Nairobi and Moi University first and second in Kenya respectively. ... URAP has gathered data about 3,000 Higher Education Institutes (HEI) in an effort to rank these organizations by their academic performance.

University students have now turned to the National Assembly to reverse the new system of electing their leaders which took effect in 2016. Catholic University of ... The association must constitute itself into electoral colleges based on either academic departments, schools or faculties. At the same time, ...
So I conducted a study, whose results I'll present at the Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges' conference in late April 2018, with eight of the country's public universities and three government institutions. These were the Commission for University Education, Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat ...
Eldas MP Adan Keynan and Supreme Court Judge Smokin Wanjala were awarded an honorary Doctorate degrees by Commonwealth University, London, ... to Eldas Constituency in 2013 where he launched a marshal plan that made the constituency a reference hub for development in northern Kenya.
Universities Academic Staff Union and Kenya University Staff Union members protest in the streets of Nairobi, on April 4, 2018. Uasu says a counter-offer is key to ending the job boycott. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP. Advertisement. By OUMA WANZALA More by this Author. University staff and ...
Statistics from the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS), released on Monday, indicate that the universities with a ... The Commission for University Education (CUE), which regulates higher education in the country, has been on record asking universities to improve the ...
Daystar University acting vice chancellor James Kombo yesterday ordered the indefinite closure of the institution's Athi River and Nairobi campuses following student unrest. Kombo, who is also the chairman of the university Senate, issued a memo directing all students to leave the facility's premises by ...
Analysis of the placement data released by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) showed that some courses did not ... Turkana University College declared a capacity of 320 in five academic programmes, yet only four students expressed an interest in studying there.
So I conducted a study, whose results I'll present at the Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges' conference in late April 2018, with eight of the country's public universities and three government institutions. These were the Commission for University Education, Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat ...
So I conducted a study, whose results I'll present at the Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges' conference in late April 2018, with eight of the country's public universities and three government institutions. These were the Commission for University Education, Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat ...
Moi University will take in eight with Egerton University and Technical University of Kenya (TUK) set to admit only one each. Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service (KUCCPS) data released Monday reveals that candidates selected the most competitive programmes offered in the top four ...
Garissa University will not hold any event to commemorate the third anniversary of the April 2, 2015 terror attack at the institution by al-Shabaab militants. The university held memorials to mark the past two anniversaries, but Vice-Chancellor Prof Ahmed Osman Warfa said the events only bring back bad ...

Universities are still enrolling a high number of self-sponsored students despite a steep fall in secondary school graduates scoring grades that guarantee direct entry to the institutions. A report by the Commission for University Education shows that though all students who scored grade C+ and above in the ...
Universities ought to complement the work of the KSL and offer this programme so as to ease the burden for the school. ... That was a paltry 22 per cent of the candidature at the Kenya School of Law (KSL). ... Ms Shako, advocate of the High Court of Kenya, lectures at the School of Law, Riara University.
Increasing competition for students following an explosion of private universities also means that brick and mortar expansion of facilities to host more learners is no longer viable as enrolment is uncertain. Moreover, building a modern vibrant university that meets the needs of the highly digitised world ...
The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) No 2 Bill 2017 by Majority Leader Aden Duale strips the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) of the mandate to admit students and places them in such colleges. The development will be a major score for colleges such as the ...
Statistics show that Kajiado has 336,000 women who have been to university, and 357,000 men on the same level. Kiambu has 5.4 per cent of their population boasting of university degrees. Avoid fake news! Subscribe to the Standard SMS service and receive factual, verified breaking news as it happens.
GREATER NOIDA: The police team probing the assault on a Kenyan student is yet to procure CCTV footage from Sharda University or question the guards accused of lifting him by the ... We have asked the university to provide us the entire CCTV footage of the day to help us investigate the matter,” he said.
Kenya is set to substantially reduce the number of existing universities in the coming years, in a bid to safeguard faltering quality of learning arising from the ... This will see the government reach out to private entities to fund higher education and prioritise a revolving capital fund for lending to education ...
Firstly, one of the biggest policy missteps was the decision to convert some tertiary and technical colleges into universities in a bid to meet the huge demand for university education. Over the years this has denied thousands of secondary school leavers an opportunity to pursue those technical qualifications, ...
According to Dr Kevin Andrews, vice-chancellor of Unicaf University, there is a crisis of unmet demand for university degrees in Africa. “To meet that demand, Africa would need to build 10 universities a week, with each one of them enrolling 10,000 students every week for the next 12 years,” said Andrews, ...
In Kenya, students from chartered private universities benefit from loans disbursed by the Higher Education Loans Board. ... Damtew Teferra is professor of higher education, leader of Higher Education and Training Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and founding director of the ...
According to Ishmael Munene, a professor of higher education leadership and research at Northern Arizona University, the emerging university market ... In a new book he recently edited, 'Contextualising and Organising Contingent Faculty: Reclaiming Academic Labour in Universities,' Munene argues that ...
Her team is working with charities, survivors and college students to better understand the local context. In Kenya, where almost 40 percent of women have been beaten or sexually assaulted by their partners, according to UN Women, the extended family can be essential in ending abuse, by mediating or ...
Earlier this month, University President Peter Salovey traveled to Ghana and Kenya on a much-ballyhooed tour of Africa, the first ever taken by a sitting ... said the program's teaching faculty in Yale College consists disproportionately of junior professors for whom African Studies is a secondary affiliation.
I need the international community and everyone on this case,” Miguna said from his hospital bed, according to Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper. The Kenyan Interior Ministry denies any crackdown on opposition opponents. The government is just “becoming more disciplined and focused on ensuring that ...
A Kenyan BBA student was brutally beaten up by security guards of a private university in Noida. The entire incident was captured on camera and the video has gone viral, which shows the guards thrashing the foreign national inside the university premises. The guard can also be seen lifting the student ...
A business lecturer at South Essex College has visited a town in Kenya to help those in need. Stuart Gibbs, who teaches at the College's Southend and Thurrock Campuses, visited Ciamanda with his local church which has a partnership with a school in ... He said: “The Kenyan people have amazing spirit.
Darren Wilson, coordinator of the Maker Lab, is the founder of HOPE School of leadership, a tuition free, two-year online Christian university for African ... After meeting with various members of Made On The Streets Ministries, Wilson began brainstorming some ideas for a continuing higher education school ...
Over spring break, Salovey, along with several other University representatives, traveled to Ghana and Kenya to develop partnership programs with ... Yale has long-standing connections with institutions in Ghana and Kenya, and most years, the two countries send more students to Yale College than any ...
Ouma Oluga of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacist and Dentists Union said the decision follows the realisation that the Registrars will not have ... at KNH, MTR and the University of Nairobi and Moi university to constitute a team to review the MOU between teaching hospitals and the universities, ...
Mount Kenya University Kigali has launched a new hospitality facility expected to boost the development of hospitality training in the country. The facility worth Rwf300 million was inaugurated last Friday, mainly to serve students of hospitality and tourism. The fully furnished facility with all kitchen and hotel ...
For the first time since Kenya Police Training College was opened in Kiganjo, recruits participated in a clean-up in Nyeri town on Saturday. The 500 recruits set aside their training and joined Nyeri government officials in the exercise as part of their corporate social responsibility. Armed with spades ...
Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu), Kenya University Staff Union and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union officials launch their strike at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences, Kenyatta National Hospital, on March 1,2018. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION ...
The Kenya Union of Domestic Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (Kudhehia), which represent a section of university workers, has also threatened to call for a strike. However the Inter-Public Universities Council Consultative Forum (IPUCCF) revealed that change of guard at the ...
JOHANNESBURG - At least 58 Kenyan students abandoned universities to join terrorist groups in Somalia, Libya and Syria over the last three years. A government report, seen by a daily newspaper published in Lagos, The Nation, further says 14 of the students were recruited into the terror organisations ...
UASU national secretary Dr Costantine Wasonga and Laikipia University lecturers addressing journalists at Nakuru hotel during the Laikipia annual general meeting on 25 November 2017. [photo/ Harun Wathari]. More than 600,000 public university students may be sent home tomorrow as the strike action ...
Activities in Public universities and medical colleges were paralysed on Thursday in kenya after lecturers, university staff and some specialist doctors downed ... The Kenya Universities Staff Union on Wednesday issued a seven-day strike notice concerning their 2017-21 collective bargaining agreement.
In his argument against few courses dominating almost the entire student enrollment spectrum in universities in Kenya, Mukhwana says the situation is ... The study, Transforming University Education in Africa: Lessons from Kenya, highlights that while higher education is deemed to be a stimulant for ...
NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali militants burst into a university in eastern Kenya on Thursday and killed nearly 150 students in the worst terrorist attack since the ... The Kenyan authorities said that around dawn, the attackers stormed Garissa University College in the town of Garissa, about 90 miles from the ...
A look at the list of approved programmes in universities on the CUE website reveals extensive intra-university duplication and its most conspicuous spin-off; a generous serving of lollipop degree ... I was recently invited to a social event to speak to high school graduates preparing to join local colleges.
This new Collective Bargaining Agreement is between the University Academic Staff Union and the Inter-Public Universities Councils' Consultative Forum, which negotiates on behalf of the state. The current ... or remuneration. This leads to brain drain from Kenya's public higher education institutions.
UASU Sec-Gen Constantine Wasonga, Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) Secretary General Dr Charles Mukhwaya, Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (KUDHEIHA) Sec-Gen Albert Njeru, and Universities Academic staff Union (UASU) National ...
The survey on SDGs was done in 170 universities in 31 countries across the globe, and in Kenya 622 university students were sampled in 42 universities. Support for the goals in Kenyan universities however remains high regardless, with SDG3 Good Health and Well-being, SDG4 Quality Education, SDG5 ...
"The laws that we have proposed are based on the best global practices on microinsurance," said Godfrey Kiptum, the Chief Executive Officer of the IRA during consultations with the industry at the Kenya's College of Insurance in the capital Nairobi. Kiptum called on the industry to prepare to offer Kenyans ...


 

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