When Peter Silwimba started his degree programme with Unicaf he expected it to improve his life. However, he didn’t expect it to include life changes on a multitude of levels. At the Unicaf Cape Town Conference 2019, he stood tall and proud, sharing his study and life experience with us.
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Africa is going digital, and this is happening rapidly unlike ever before. Access to digital communication technologies is now an intricate part of the lives of many people in Africa, most especially the middle class. Nigeria for instance, Africa’s most populous country, and most populous black nation in the World, already enjoys 47.1% internet penetration. Smartphone usage, including mobile internet data access, are increasing in demand. A roughly 25m – 40m people in Nigeria use a smartphone. This according to Statista, and the figure is expected to increase significantly by 2025.
The Future of Work – this has been a trending topic for the past 3 years, with many predictions and expert reviews on the subject. Some experts believe that the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence in our workplace may affect people’s jobs. Some believe that technology will only replace tasks and not jobs. Either way, these key factors will reshape the future of work: artificial intelligence, globalisation and digital education.
Finance degree courses are among the top-rated globally. This is because the service is on high demand in almost all organisations for-profit and non-profit. Graduate of finance is needed in almost all industries, ranging from FMCG, financial sector, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, education, legal outfits, including government and NGOs. This has made the profession a top-rated, which is equally high in demand locally, and globally. The degree obtained in studying a finance-related course will provide the student with the knowledge and key competencies in financial management.
When hearing the phrase ‘online learning’, health might not be the first word that comes to mind. Online learning is mostly associated with gadgets, flexibility and affordability. While this is indeed the case, health is an important factor. This includes both physical and mental health.
With over $90 million worth of scholarships, more than 25,000 students and graduates in 156 countries, state-of-the-art campuses opening in Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Uganda and a new partnership with the University of Suffolk in the UK, Unicaf had a lot to celebrate at its annual conference, held on the 30th of August in South Africa.
The global economy has increasingly become a knowledge economy, and as such, the bar has been raised for every researcher, advanced professional and academic. PhD programmes are preparing the next generation of researchers in both academic and business fields. Because of the importance of research, a disciplined approach and guidance are required to drive intellectual search. A Doctorate of Philosophy programme is a training ground for developing that discipline and unique approach to intellectual search and solutions.
The first free workshop organized by Unicaf in Kenya on the 22nd of August 2019 focused on ‘Successful CV and Cover Letter Writing’. Around 40 students, graduates and professionals attended the morning and afternoon sessions at the Unicaf Kenya offices in Nairobi.
A good degree can pave the way for a great career, good earning and stability in life. A good degree programme not only helps you find a job but fulfilment in your career as well. It is estimated that you will spend a third of your life working, make sure it is something that challenges and stimulates you. You should also make sure that your choice of a career has high adaptability to changing economic and technological dynamics. These days some skills are becoming obsolete in the face of technological advancement. You certainly don’t want to be replaced by a machine. Here are 5 courses that will stand the test of time and technology.