The increasing demand for ‘’work experience’’ by corporate organisations as a prerequisite for employment is changing how students respond to higher education. Today, many students are beginning to consider online education as it gives them the opportunity to study and also work. Although conventional brick and mortar institutions continue to take the lead for students’ enrolment, there is a relatively increasing number of students’ going for online study. Today, many brick and mortar institutions now have online versions of their programmes. Some institutions purely operate as an online institute, where they offer distance learning programmes.
The first free workshop organized by Unicaf Kenya last August had been so successful that it gave rise to considerable demand for more similar events. Therefore a second workshop was offered on October 9, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the Unicaf Nairobi offices. The ‘Successful CV and Cover Letter Writing’ workshop offers participants advice and guidance on ways to improve their CV and write an engaging cover letter, that will attract the employer’s attention, create a good first impression and increase the chances of receiving a job offer. Participants also receive information about the Unicaf Scholarship programme, and the wide range of undergraduate and post graduate degree programmes offered online through Unicaf by multi campus Unicaf University, and other reputable partner universities in the UK, US and Europe.
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.
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.