“I once asked a candidate who had applied for a Master’s programme if he already had a Bachelor and his response was ‘ No! I am married with kids!’, that was a funny response, and I still laugh when I think about it today…”
UNICAF students in Nairobi, Kenya gathered on September 23rd, at the Black Gold Café in Panari Sky Center, to get to know one another, to exchange experiences and ideas and to network, while enjoying a delicious lunch. After the necessary first introductions the students started an animated discussion about work and career and how studying with UNICAF has influenced their lives. One of the students present, John Onsongo, 45, Project Administrator at the Logistics department of Wrigleys Kenya, currently doing his MBA with the University of Nicosia, through UNICAF, said that “UNICAF offers a world class learning experience, which is the way to go for online degrees “.
“My most embarrassing moment as a student adviser was when an applicant insisted I speak with his dad, who would make the payment for the deposit fee, and he warned me that the dad would most probably be in a bar drinking when I would call him, but he would still confirm that he would pay for his son. And sure enough, when I called the dad he was drinking at a bar, already intoxicated, and his response ‘ tell my son to apply next year’, as he didn’t have any money left!”
The UNICAF London Conference 2017 was an inspirational meeting that brought together students from 40 different countries, on August 11, to discuss the future of education, new learning technologies, and UNICAF‘s contribution to the development of Africa and the region through quality higher education.