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Mr. Gathere from RUPU having a cnversation with the VC after signing of the MOU.

St. Paul’s University has partnered with Ringier Kenya, an Internet marketing firm, for a graduate placement program.

The partnership will provide a network of internship and employment opportunities to SPU students within the Ringier Kenya Corporation. The flagship project for Ringier Kenya is RUPU, an e-commerce platform for various products.

Besides providing employment opportunities for successful interns, Ringier Kenya will also offer on the job skills to SPU graduates to prepare them for employment opportunities elsewhere.

“We are looking at mentoring the graduates and helping them identify their strengths and career interests,” said James Gathere, General Manager Ringier Kenya.

Vice Chancellor Prof Joseph Galgalo hailed the partnership saying it is line with the University’s aim of facilitating its graduates get placement in the job market.

“We are glad that this partnership will assist in instilling extra skills that are not taught in class. Our graduates will greatly benefit from this partnership,” he said.

The two institutions will also partner in holding career talks to SPU students.

“We are glad to be part of this and look forward to adding value to the graduates,” said Mr. Gathere.

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The peer counselors club last week held their events week in Limuru Campus to sensitize students and staff about the activities of their club. The events begun on Tuesday and on Wednesday they held a one on one counseling session with students around campus. Thursday saw the club host a public lecture where they invited Dr. Wangu, a part time lecturer, to speak to the students about relationships in all aspects of life.

“Students approach us as their peers and friends whenever they have issues. We have students in the club from all programs offered at SPU, that way it is easier to reach out to our colleagues whenever they need us”, said Erick, the club’s chairperson.

On Friday they organized a car wash to raise money to facilitate their activities which include visits to children’s home and rehabilitation centers, activities they have been involved in since the inception of the club.

Last Saturday was set aside for a fun day coupled with training by the Students Campaign against drugs (SCAD), an organization working with students to raise awareness on drug abuse.

The peer counselors club has a busy schedule across the semester. Other activities they are involved in include visiting local high schools for a campaign against drug abuse, crime and other challenges facing the young generation today and mentoring them.

It looks like the peer counselors have their hands full and we wish them well as they continue to grow at SPU.

See photos of the events’ week on our facebook page here:

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IMG_2308Nairobi Campus has organized a public lecture by Rev. Canon Gideon Byamugisha on Living Positively. The lecture to address the HIV /AIDs pandemic is a sideline event of an ongoing HIV testing and blood donation taking place throughout this week at the campus.

The Morning talk is from 11:00 am and the Evening talk from 4:30pm.

There Blood Donation exercise and HIV testing is in partnership with Liverpool Voluntary Counseling and Testing (LVCT) and is taking in ROOM M401.

All students are invited to participate.

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St. Paul’s University on Friday 22nd March, 2013, signed an agreement with St. Ann’s College, Kisii to offer two degree courses at the College. The two degree programs to be taught at the Kisii based college are BacheImagelor of Business and Information Technology (BBIT) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Continue Reading

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chaplain4By Rev. Samuel Githinji

There is no doubt that many Kenyans have been caught off guard by the court process after the elections.  Their reaction proves it. Before elections all contestants urged each other to go to court if they were dissatisfied with the results.  That advice has been heeded and we should all be applauding that we have made a remarkable step in our democratic process. Continue Reading

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When Kenya broke up to violence after the 2007’s General Elections, few could have envisioned the scope of ethnic conflict that would visit the region with such ferocity. Five years later, there is general stability in the region, yet, tensions among some region and ethnic groups still remain.

Some of the members of the SPU peace ambassadors
Some of the members of the SPU peace ambassadors

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The reigning Miss St. Paul’s University, Ashley Mazuri, has been selected to take part in this year’s Miss University, Kenya. The gala night to crown the winner will be taking place next Thursday, 7th February at CImageanirvore starting at 8 pm. Entrance is Ksh. 400 for students and Ksh.500 for non-students. Ashley will definitely be thrilled to see people go and support her and cheer her on to winning the Miss University Kenya 2013!  You have a few days to vote for your favorite Miss University on this website > http://www.missuniversity.or.keVOTE! VOTE!

Who is Ms Mazuri?

Ashley, 18, is pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the main campus. She hopes to pursue a career in the media. The last born in a family of two from Nyali says she pursued Communication because of growing up listening and watching Sheila Mwanyigha.

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“Ever since then it became a passion for me and I would challenge myself in different ways to achieve my dreams and I am confident I will get there one day” she adds.

Just like any other ordinary girl, she says she is not perfect, she is scared of some things, and she even chokes on her own words at times. Miss SPU has dreams and sees greater and bigger things in the future. She knows that anything can happen in this world for anyone and she believes in keeping dreams alive no matter how long it takes to achieve them.

Her hobbies are singing, dancing, making friends, socializing, reading and walking in the sandy shores of Mombasa.

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St. Paul’s University has introduced a Youth Career and Mentorship Program (YCMP) for Form Four leavers. form 4The program offers courses in Computer Training, Career Guidance, Communication & Public Speaking skills and Certificate in Counseling.  Also included are Certificate in Sex education, Reproductive Health, HIV &AIDs Studies, Drugs and Substance Abuse and Leadership Training.

This is a 7 week program that is intended to build form four leavers and prepare them for life outside high school into the path of their career pursuit.