Silence and Attention in Education – David Lewin

The most common form of silence used in schools is that forced upon classes by teachers for the sake of concentration, for examinations, or sometimes for moments of reflection or prayer. The significant power of what has been called ‘positive silence’ then often gives way to a negative requirement to simply keep silent. Similarly the … Read more Silence and Attention in Education – David Lewin

Massification of Higher Education in Kenya – Professor Masingila

Kenyan higher education is facing a number of challenges, particularly as an increasing number of students qualify for admission to universities. This has led to many of the public universities opening branch campuses and increasing the enrolments on some campuses. Unfortunately, the number of faculty members has not kept pace with the increasing student enrolments … Read more Massification of Higher Education in Kenya – Professor Masingila

New Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University of East Africa, Rev. Dr. Pius Rutechura

Rev. Dr. Pius Rutechura is the new Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA). Dr Rutechura becomes the sixth VC of CUEA succeeding Rev. Prof. John Maviri – who served the University as a VC for nine years. CUEA Chancellor Rev. Prof. Tarcisio Ziyaye described the outgoing VC as “a very … Read more New Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University of East Africa, Rev. Dr. Pius Rutechura

Professor Olive Mugenda: Quality Education Will Transform Africa

Professor Olive Mugenda, the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University, spoke to The Global Herald about transforming higher education systems in Africa to support knowledge driven societies. The interview took place during an international conference on education – a collaboration between Kenyatta University and Syracuse University in the USA. Kenyatta University has set the pace by … Read more Professor Olive Mugenda: Quality Education Will Transform Africa

Kenya: Professor Gichaga Calls for More Government Funding and Technology Uptake

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is in the process of establishing a modern nanotechnology laboratory. The first of its kind in the region, the lab will be used for the development of nano structured smart delivery systems for the administration of fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides, thus enhancing food security. Prof Francis Gichaga, … Read more Kenya: Professor Gichaga Calls for More Government Funding and Technology Uptake

Linkage of Industry With Academia Conference Calls for Practical Undergraduates

Kenya’s institutions of higher learning have been challenged to produce graduates who are holistically developed as an answer to persistent problems facing Kenyan society. Industrialist Dr Manu Chandaria challenged the academics to nurture thinkers who are capable of solving societal problems such as famine, the energy deficit, climate change and contextualize technology in building much … Read more Linkage of Industry With Academia Conference Calls for Practical Undergraduates

Kenya: Affirmative Action for Women on the Agenda at Higher Education Conference

Kenya’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology will continue offering more opportunities to women in institutions of higher learning through affirmative action during admission, the Acting Minister Professor Hellen Sambili has said. Prof Sambili who was speaking during the opening of an international conference on education for societal development at Kenyatta University said the objective … Read more Kenya: Affirmative Action for Women on the Agenda at Higher Education Conference

Bottom-Up Approach to Higher Education Reform Advocated at Kenyatta University Graduation Ceremony

The President of Kenya Mr Mwai Kibaki has set up a task force to align the country’s educational system including higher education with the new constitution. Professor Justice (Rtd) Onesimus Mutungi, the Chancellor of Kenyatta University,  responded by saying: “The alignment of education to the new constitution and Kenya Vision 2030 are important process to … Read more Bottom-Up Approach to Higher Education Reform Advocated at Kenyatta University Graduation Ceremony

Kenya: Overhaul in Higher Education Finance Supported by New Report

The current Kenyan cost-sharing system of public university funding has been faulted in a report from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science & Technology. The report was prepared by a University Education Financing Team (UEFT) composed of Kenyan and international experts in higher education finance, governance and policy. The report, entitled “Financing University Education in … Read more Kenya: Overhaul in Higher Education Finance Supported by New Report

Kenyatta University Launches A Business Incubation Centre

“With the challenge of unemployment facing our country, Kenya requires special concerted efforts that involve a multi-sectoral approach in order to offer practical solutions”, said the Kenyan Minister for Trade, Chirau Ali Mwakwere. The minister was speaking during the launch of Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (C-BIIC) at Kenyatta University (KU). He commended the … Read more Kenyatta University Launches A Business Incubation Centre

Kenyan Universities Embracing Work Skills

Kenyans institutions of higher learning are struggling to find means to teach work and industry skills to their students in preparation for entering the dynamic job market after their graduation. In the past, the institutions have been accused of producing graduates who are reflectors of academic theories as opposed to producing thinkers. Pundits have been … Read more Kenyan Universities Embracing Work Skills

Kenyatta University Establishes A Foundation

Kenyatta University has established a foundation that has been registered in the USA making it the first in the country to do so, the University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olive Mugenda has said. Prof Mugenda who was speaking during the university’s 30th graduation ceremony said the Kenyatta University Foundation which is a non – profit entity … Read more Kenyatta University Establishes A Foundation

Kenya and China Sign Loan Agreement for a Referral Hospital

Kenya’s Ministry of Finance has signed a concessional loan agreement for Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital Project amounting to Sh 9.85 billion with the government of China. The 500-bed hospital will be the first fully fledged university hospital in the country. Construction will commence by the end of 2011. Currently the University of Nairobi … Read more Kenya and China Sign Loan Agreement for a Referral Hospital

Pan-Africa University to be Launched by September 2011

The three Pan Africa University (PAU) Institutes will be launched in September 2011. During this financial budget 2011/12 Kenya has allocated $595,238 for Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) PAU Institute for it to start operating according to the set time frame. JKUAT has overcome a financial hurdle that was expected to hold … Read more Pan-Africa University to be Launched by September 2011

Kenya: Optic Fibre Cable Impacting Positively on Education

David Otwoma, managed to complete do his Kenya Certificate Secondary Examination (KCSE) through the helping hand of well wishers. Though he scored a C + (plus), which is the minimum university entry grade his chances of proceeding to university were minimal. He thus settled in his rural home, making a living through small scale farming … Read more Kenya: Optic Fibre Cable Impacting Positively on Education