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Dedan Kimathi University, Nyeri County partner on development

By Joseph Mukubwa. The Nyeri County Government is working in collaboration with Dedan Kimathi University of Technology to harness the knowledge that the university is generating. The late Nyeri Governor, Wahome Gakuru had noted the initiative will help to generate knowledge in areas such as coffee research, technology and innovation. He said the academic institution in partnership with the County …

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Vocational training key to curing youth unemployment

By Maina Gachanjah.e About 50,000 graduates are churned out of public and private universities in Kenya every year piling onto the number of unemployed youth in the country estimated at 2.3 million, according to the Ministry of Education. Kenya’s unemployment rate standing at 40 per cent is a ticking time bomb that needs to be addressed urgently by stakeholders both …

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Sports well placed in new curriculum

By Cally Imbayi. Kakamega High School Principal Oliver Minishi has said that the new curriculum has incorporated sports as a subject to enable, a those interested to earn a living from it after school to do so. He said Kenya should borrow a leaf from Ghana where sports is seen as an industry and not as leisure. “If a student …

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Nyumba kumi could be introduced in schools

By Amoto Dennis. Given that some school fires have been attributed to errant students bent on ‘revenge missions,’ and therefore making to know where colleagues are at any particular time , the NyumbaKumi Initiative(NKI) chairman Joseph Kaguthi has called for introduction of NKI in schools. “Spreading NKI in secondary schools could be the only and possible solution we have to …

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Cash strapped Catholic Varsity closes campuses

By Staff Writer. Cash strapped Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA) which lately has lost over Sh400 million through leakages of funds has started shutting down campuses countrywide. Poor management decisions and leakage of funds by former officials of CUEA have left the 33-year-old institution in a precarious financial position, leading to the immediate closure of campuses in Kisumu and …

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