Most Kenyans must feel like the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation has been around forever. And at 94, technically, it sort of has been. But it always wasn’t the giant media house it is today. In fact, it even wasn’t always KBC.
A university degree is a pretty good thing to have on your head, that’s for sure. However, it’s not the automatic ticket to a successful life Kenyans have always believed it to be. Folks in this country are finally learning that the long-maligned skills-based courses offered in polytechnics (now part of TVET) actually do make a pretty solid path to prosperity.
Trade is what drives economies. And there isn’t a more sustainable trade than that with your neighbour. The surest way to achieve this is through regional integration. In this issue of Infobytes, we tell you about COMESA’s Masters Programme in Regional Integration.
That Kenya is a global leader in tech no longer makes news. A World Bank report shows that the country’s ICT sector has grown six times over the past decade, one of the fastest rates in the world. And no, this didn’t just happen, you know, a lucky break for Kenya. The phenomenal growth was a result of the GoK’s conscious decision to develop and expand the tech sector.
Of course you’re a reader. But how much of a reader are you? No, social media posts, text messages, and news headlines do not count. Like, when was the last time you held a physical book, licked your index finger and listened to the ruffling of pages as you turned one after another? We tell you why you should visit the Kenya National Library Service.
Look at it this way, most of the official identification data of the 50 million of us is stored in physical paper files scattered on the shelves of various government agencies. In fact, the information of you held by individual agencies may vary, depending on how often it’s updated.
The going may be getting tougher in the global Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, but that isn’t stopping Kenya in her mission to immunise all 50 million of us. At the centre of this ambitious plan is Chanjo-Ke, an online registry that became operational in early April.
It’s nearly a year-and-half since a powerful enemy, Covid-19, invaded our world. The world has since been in a desperate fight to beat back the deadly foe. But the war has not been going especially too well for humanity. This is an updated quick guide to help learners stay safe, and in school…