A Kenyatta University,Cisco Networking Academy student who has put Kenya on the continental map in a global computer networking challenge will fly the country’s flag in a five-day study trip to the United States which will start this Saturday.Charles Mutua, 23,a KU Cisco Networking Academy,Bsc Computer Science and Physics finalist, emerged the first runners-up among African entrants in a networking competition by American computer accessories company Cisco.An information technology expert from Morocco, Hamza Jebbour, emerged the best among 20 entrants drawn from African countries in the 2017 edition of the yearly competition dubbed Netriders.
Mr David Brunei, the Cisco manager in charge of the East Africa market, has confirmed that they will fly the two and the other ten finalists who are drawn from across the world to the United States “to learn from the best technology companies in the world”.“The two competed with over 15,400 entrants globally to win a study trip prize to Cisco headquarters in San Jose, United States,” Mr Brunei said.The finalists will also visit the Stanford University, the headquarters of Google and Facebook.Cisco has made all travel and accommodation arrangements already, Mr Brunei confirmed.During an exclusive interview with Nation at their home in Wote, Makueni County on Monday, Mr Mutua was upbeat about the weekend trip.
“This is the first time that I’ll be travelling out of the country and this partly explains the excitement,” said the second born in a family of three who was flanked by his mother, Ms Florence Nzioka.“We expect to meet and interact with high level engineers of the various technology giants who will share about their daily experiences interacting with networking devices, developing and implementing new networking solutions,” said Mr Mutua.The three-phase competition entailed designing and configuring a computer network in a real life situation and remotely presenting the work in a panel of industry players through teleconferencing.Mr Mutua hopes that the exposure will help him refine his career path as he prepares to enter the job world.
Story Adopted from Daily Nation TUESDAY JANUARY 2 2018
International Training Workshop on Transformative Leadership, Entreprenureship and Business AccelerationWritten by Administrator
This unique and purpose-driven course will be run jointly by ACTIL, Kenyatta University, MCTC (Mount Carmel Training Centre) MASHAV. It will be led by distinguished experts in entrepreneurship and transformative leadership from Israel and Kenya.
Dates:5th to 10th February
Venue: Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Entrepreneurship is a key element for the growth of small and medium enterprises (United Nations, 2006). It is widely acknowledged that an active Small and Medium Enterprises
(SMEs) sector will drive economies of both developed and less developed countries in this century and beyond. This is even more pertinent as economic renewal and growth are increasingly driven by enterprise, technology and creativity. The entrepreneur and business acceleration course is about developing and transforming the entrepreneur through transformative leadership skills and knowledge. The purpose it to build the capacities needed for entrepreneurs to navigate businesses successfully through the different growth stages as they break through the multiplicity of opportunities and accompanying challenges or barriers.
Feb: Transformative Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Business: Acceleration in Partnership with MASHAV
April: Transformative Leadership and Political Empowerment
May: Transformative Leadership in Health and development
June: Transformative Leadership for Senior executives
July: Transformative Leadership in Advancing Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment (i & ii)
August: Transformative Leadership in Agri- Business in Partnership with MASHAV
September: Transformative & Inclusive Leadership for Youth and Development
October: Transformative Leadership & Women Economic Empowerment
November:Transformative Leadership in Agri- Business( ii)
December: Transformative Leadership in Peace and Conflict Management
MASTEROF SCIENCE IN SECURITY STRATEGIC STUDIES 2017/2018 SEM I
FINAL EXAMINATION TIMETABLE
|10/1/2018||9-12 NOON||EBR 030|
1.EBR030:This venue is located in the College of Education Building- Ground floor. This is for the students sitting for the examinations in KU, Main Campus
2.The examinations will also be administered in the Digital School, Nakuru Regional Centre