Why Universities might soon drop Business and Journalism Degrees

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Fuzu News Centre: week of 26th August

You know how we catch up every Friday! We give you updates on all the business stories that happened during the week to keep you informed. Be sure to find all the trending stories on the ‘Fuzu News Centre’. Here is your week in rewind.


Business and Journalism Degrees to be soon dropped by Kenyan Versities 

Kenyan universities could soon be compelled to drop Business, Education and Journalism Degrees by the Ministry of Education as part of a clean-up move. Here’s why. 

A report presented before the Parliamentary Committee on Education by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha revealed duplication of degree courses. The report shows Business of Administration is currently taught in 67 out of the 74 public and private universities while Journalism is taught in 66 and Education in 55 universities. This has been blamed for the poor demand of graduates in these particular fields because of the surpassed market demand. 

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Safaricom achieves 50:50 employee gender balance

If there’s something Safaricom good at, it’s always being the first. But it has nothing to do with technology this time. According to the just released 2019 Sustainable Business Report released this week , Safaricom has achieved 50% share of female employees. 34% of its senior management are women and 2.1% are persons living with disability. 

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G7 leaders donate 251 million to African Women Entreprenuers

The African Development Bank through its Affirmative Finance Action for Women (AFAWA) initiative has secured 251 million dollars in donations from G7 world leaders. The AFAWA initiative leverages on the banks financial instruments to transform financial landscape in Africa to help women entrepreneurs get into business. 

This financial boost will go a long way in bridging the 42 billion financing gap facing women entrepreneurs in Africa. “My main focus is on rural women, women of the market, and hard-to-reach women,” said Angelique Kidjo who’s AFAWA’s ambassador. 

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Nine-year-old designs deodorants for children

Nine-year-old Malaika Ssali, a student at Aga Khan Primary School has designed deodorants for children, an invention she made by herself. Creativity is the mother of invention - Malaika ended up designing deodorant after discovering some of her friends were being made fun of for smelling bad. To help, Malaika came up with deodorants which are  children friendly and displayed them at their annual school entrepreneurship expo.

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End of show for Kwese TV

Kwese TV this week was put on sale following big struggle in the market with its competitors and failure to settle its debts. The Zimbabwean based communication company was launched in Uganda by Econet in 2017. The company is now calling for prospects and investors who would be willing to acquire the company either partly or all its shares.

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