Kenyan medical students learn through community outreach model

Simeon Mining, Moi University This is a time of unprecedented change in medical education globally. Medical schools, postgraduate bodies and other organisations are responding to rapid advances in medicine and changes in health care delivery. New education approaches are being adopted to exchange information. This enables the institutions to produce relevant health professionals. Kenyan medical …

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Mobile phones: new way for African students to learn programming

Chao Charity Mbogo, Kenya Methodist University It’s not easy for Computer Science students at most universities in Africa to practice and develop their programming skills. They have the ability to program, but access to desktop or laptop computers might be a problem. I experienced this first-hand while teaching programming at a Kenyan university. Most African …

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Why are Kenyan students setting fire to their schools?

Elizabeth Cooper, Simon Fraser University Over the past few years, students have set fire to hundreds of secondary schools across Kenya. The tally includes more than 120 cases in 2016 alone. Why students are setting fire to their schools has been the topic of repeated investigations by police, education officials, government inquiries and journalists. Indeed, …

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Entrepreneurship and Libertarianism Created in Sierra Leone

The Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI-GHANA) has helped to create free-market and entrepreneurial-minded youths and students in Sierra Leone. Participants have been inspired to take up entrepreneurship to create business opportunities for themselves. The theme for the maiden cross-border conference is “Economic Freedom, Individual Responsibility, and Grassroots Initiative.” A country that fought a …

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