Nigeria records 21.8 million jobless people after Covid-19 effects

The number of unemployed people in Nigeria has spiked to 21.8 million following the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the private sector. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) put the figure of unemployed Nigerians at 21,764,617 as at the end of June as the country’s covid-19 cases almost ...

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Tanzania hands over SADC chair to Mozambique

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Monday handed over the chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi and commended the regional bloc for its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. He commended the SADC member states when he handed over the chair during the 40th ...

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Remains of over 100 Rwanda genocide victims found in backyard

Remains of over 100 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi have been exhumed in the Rwandan capital Kigali, a survivors’ organisation said on Monday. The remains were discovered from a pit at the backyard of a house in Nyarugenge district, which belongs to a former notorious Interahamwe militia ...

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Why State must overhaul varsities funding model

When the Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha attended the virtual graduation of Egerton University recently, there were hopes within the university staff that he would announce an emergency fund for a sector roiling in financial turmoil.  Instead his pronouncements, were a chilling rebuff that crushed hopes for a financial rescue ...

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Authority cracks the whip on fake academic papers

Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) says it is determined to end the practice where students use fake documents to get entry into higher learning institutions in and outside country. KNQA Director General Dr Juma Mukhwana says the agency is now part of an international network of institutions that are working ...

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Helb expands lending base despite high default rate

If you look at the last financial year, which closed on June 30, we had funded 245,875 students in 74 universities in Kenya and five universities in Uganda. We have this arrangement because of the East Africa Community protocol, where Kenyan students studying in universities within the EAC region are ...

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