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CEO of Merck Foundation launches “I CAN – Mentorship Program” across Africa, Asia and Latin America to help the young mentees reach their true potential

CEO of Merck Foundation launches “I CAN – Mentorship Program” across Africa, Asia and Latin America to help the young mentees reach their true potential

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, KENYA, Nairobi
PRESS RELEASEThe aim of the program is to help the mentees reach their potential, fulfill their dreams, inspire others and transform under pressureAccess Multimedia ContentNAIROBI, Kenya, July 20, 2021/ -- CEO of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej announced the beginning of a new mentoring program “I CAN – Mentorship Program” across Africa, Asia and Latin America as part of her personal contribution to empower women and youth in the global south. The program, which is open to Merck Foundation Alumni, including journalists and healthcare providers, will be an interactive program with Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej where she will lend her 27 years of knowledge and experience to support and...
Education Platform MPOWER Financing Raises $100 Million in Equity to Support Studying Abroad

Education Platform MPOWER Financing Raises $100 Million in Equity to Support Studying Abroad

ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, TEENAGERS, Youth
The funding will fuel the company’s mission to make a North American education accessible to high-promise students from around the worldWASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, July 19, 2021/ -- MPOWER Financing (www.MPOWERFinancing.com) the leading provider (http://bit.ly/3xPerLT) of education loans to high-promise students around the world, today announced that it has raised an equity investment of US$100 million. The funding underscores investors’ confidence in MPOWER’s position as the leading lender for students aspiring to study abroad.Founded in 2014 by Emmanuel (Manu) Smadja, MPOWER Financing aims to democratize education by reducing financial barriers for high-promise students from around the world. MPOWER’s loans are approved instantly and are granted at competitive interest ra...
Education minister to release PLE results today

Education minister to release PLE results today

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, UGANDA
The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni. PHOTO/ FILE Heads of schools won’t be able to access hard copies of 2020 Primary Leaving Examinations that will be released today. The schools will, however,  download soft copies of results from the Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb) portal. The Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni, will release the results this morning at State House Entebbe.This is the first set of exams to be released by the Education ministry and Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb).Of 749,761 candidates,  395,855 (53 per cent) females and 353,957 males (47 per cent) registered for PLE from 14,300 centres. The principal public relations officer of Uganda Examination Board (Uneb), Ms Jenipher Kalule, said the performance of pupils who sat for th...
MTN enabled partner YOTV breaking barriers with more than half a million subscriptions in one year.

MTN enabled partner YOTV breaking barriers with more than half a million subscriptions in one year.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, Youth
Launched last year, YOTV Channels has become one of the leading one-stop centers for the best Ugandan live Television and Radio content accessible on your phone, tablet or computer anywhere.  We had a moment to catch up with   YoTV’s Chief Executive Officer, Aggrey Mugisha, the thirty-four-year-old youthful innovator talks video streaming and innovation in Uganda, YOTV and the MTN partnership.  Caption of the featured Image.Youthful Aggrey Mugisha, the Chief Executive Officer, YO TV Channels addressing a crowd during the launch of Kibanda Xpress in Kampala recently Tell us about Aggrey Mugisha? My name is Aggrey Mugisha and I am the CEO of YOTV. I hail from Mbarara and I am one of six children born to my parents. Why did you create YOTV? One day, my partners; Mathias Nyombi...
Invest in training that supports CBC, President Kenyatta tells universities

Invest in training that supports CBC, President Kenyatta tells universities

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NAIROBI, 11th June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked universities to invest in research and training that support Kenya's new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). “The Competence-Based Curriculum is a revolutionary step we took as a country to provide our learners with twenty-first-century practical skills relevant to the needs of the present world,” the President said. President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the Aga Khan University-Kenya Charter during a ceremony to award the institution a charter at the Aga Khan University Centre-Kenya in Parklands, Nairobi County. President Kenyatta, who spoke on Friday in Nairobi when he awarded a charter to the Aga Khan University-Kenya (AKU), also urged universities to concentrate on producing graduates who can ...
Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo  bounces back as Vice President

Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo bounces back as Vice President

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I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the Authority given to   the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint H.E. the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Honourable Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers as indicated below: 1.         H.E. the Vice President                      ─         HON. JESSICA ALUPO;                              &nb...
What pilgrims will miss from their favourite place

What pilgrims will miss from their favourite place

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, African Union, ANGLICAN, CATHOLIC, DIPLOMACY, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, ISLAM, PAN AFRICA, Religion
KAMPALA, Uganda Mr Edward Sebalimba has for the better part of his life been walking from Kabale District in Western Uganda to Namugongo in Wakiso District, a distance of about 520kms to celebrate Martyrs Day. “I used to take about 11 days walking from Kabale to Namugongo and I was much prepared to walk for this year’s celebrations,” he says. Mr Sebalimba is sad that he has not been to Namugongo for the second year running. “Besides spiritual healing, the annual walk has always been a spiritual and healthy walk,” he says. Mr Mike Ssajjabbi, a catechist at Kitovu Catholic Parish in Masaka Diocese, has also for the last 16 years been trekking to Namugongo for the celebrations. “In 2016, when I moved to Namugongo, I asked the martyrs to intercede on my behalf for God ...
President Kenyatta awards University Charter to National Defence College

President Kenyatta awards University Charter to National Defence College

EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, European Council, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Security
NAIROBI, 27th May 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today awarded a charter to the National Defence College, making the military institution the first specialist university in the country under the Universities Act of 2012. :  President Uhuru Kenyatta presides over the graduation of the National Defence College graduating class course 23/21 at the institution in Karen, Nairobi County. President Uhuru Kenyatta presides over the graduation of the National Defence College graduating class course 23/21 at the institution in Karen, Nairobi County. President Uhuru Kenyatta presides over the graduation of the National Defence College graduating class course 23/21 at the institution in Karen, Nairobi County. The new National Defence University-Kenya (NDU-K) will offer graduate and...
Makerere University 71st Graduation Ceremony Week Program

Makerere University 71st Graduation Ceremony Week Program

AFRICA, African Union, Bank Of Uganda, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society
As the week starts we head into the 71st Graduation Ceremony at Uganda's oldest and most prestigious university. The Schedule for graduation is as follows: Monday, 17th May, 2021School of LawCollege of Health SciencesCollege of Natural SciencesTuesday, 18th May, 2021College of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesCollege of Education and External StudiesWednesday, 19th May, 2021College of Business and Management SciencesCollege of Computing and Information SciencesCollege of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security Thursday, 20th May, 2021Makerere University Business School Friday, 21st MAY, 2021 College of Engineering, Design, Art and TechnologyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Parents and non-first class graduands to attend Makerere University graduation virtually

Parents and non-first class graduands to attend Makerere University graduation virtually

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, UGANDA
Makerere University Academic Registrar Alfred Masikye-Namoah has said that all is set for the university’s “scientific” 71st Graduation ceremony. The ceremony is expected to start on Monday, May 17, 2021. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Masikye-Namoah said that the ceremony will be “blended” with university officials, Ph.D, Masters and first class undergraduates attending in-person while parents and other students follow the proceedings virtually. He said, “The rest of the graduands and parents / guardians will attend virtually. It will be live on television and transmitted on all Makerere University social media platforms. The ceremony is scheduled to take place from Monday 17th May to Friday 21st May, 2021. According to the Academic Registrar, this is because of the Stan...
Uganda film industry lauds MTN

Uganda film industry lauds MTN

EDUCATION, Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, TANZANIA, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
Uganda’s film industry under the umbrella body Pearlwood in different capacities has nothing but praise to sing for leading telecom MTN Uganda after it debuted a solution to the industry’s challenge of marketing. Pearlwood is the umbrella body for a consortium of players in the film industry including video jockeys and film producers, actors and actresses For some actresses, words could not do justice to the picture of enormous happiness they were feeling. This was witnessed during the recently concluded launch of Kibanda Xpress, a video streaming channel for local content with the ability to showcase 150 local movies. Speaking to crowds at the recently concluded launch of Kibanda Xpress, Mzee Bwanika, the Speaker at Pearl wood, said;   “We went to MTN because we wante...
President Kenyatta receives KCSE results, witness swearing in of Prof Fatuma Chege

President Kenyatta receives KCSE results, witness swearing in of Prof Fatuma Chege

AFRICA, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Media, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
NAIROBI, 10th May 2021(PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi received results of the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations ahead of their release to the public. The results were presented to the Head of State by Education CS Prof George Magoha at a briefing attended by Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua, Early Learning and Basic Education PS Dr Julius Jwan, and TSC CEO Nancy Macharia and her KNEC counterpart Mercy Karogo. President Kenyatta congratulated the 2020 KCSE candidates for a great performance despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, and thanked the education sector stakeholders for the smooth administration of the examinations. President Uhuru Kenyatta holding talks with His Excellency Charles Michel, Presid...
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Gov’t to continue securing jobs for NYS graduates, President Kenyatta assures

Gov’t to continue securing jobs for NYS graduates, President Kenyatta assures

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, Entertainment, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, TECHNOLOGY, WORLD
GILGIL, Nakuru County, 24th April 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured graduates of the National Youth Service (NYS) that the Government will continue securing jobs for them through the institution's newly unveiled electronic repository system. President Uhuru Kenyatta salutes a march past by the National Youth Service (NYS)  recruits  during their Passing-Out parade at NYS College, Gilgil, Nakuru County. The President said the technology enabled tracking and repository system will make it easier for employers from both the public and private sectors to source employees from NYS. Meanwhile, the President noted that NYS graduates are steadily being absorbed into the Kenya Defence Forces, National Police Service and other uniformed services and instructed the institut...
President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by his host President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo on arrival at N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa for a three-day State Visit.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by his host President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo on arrival at N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa for a three-day State Visit.

EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION
:   President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by his host President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo on arrival at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa for a three-day State Visit. Also present are Kenya's Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution) as well as the country's ambassador to DR Congo Dr George Masafu (L). :   President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by his host President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo on arrival at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa for a three-day State Visit President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo inspect a guard of honor mounted by a detachment of the Congolese military on arrival at N'djili International Airport ...
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