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30/03/2012

Are parallel degree students favored?


For some it’s a lifeline, it literally saved them lots of money they would have used for studying abroad. For others, they have been able to get promotions thanks to the parallel degree program they were able to enroll in either as undergraduate or mature students. Yet for others, the parallel degree program is responsible for the declining standards of university education in the country. The parallel degree, or the self sponsored programs, draws mixed reactions depending on whom you talk to.

Before the programs were introduced, the rules were clear
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and simple. Do your KCSE, get the best grades, and if you are lucky, get admitted to the regular program in public universities. Otherwise, for those with money, they could have opted to study in private universities or chose to go abroad fro studies altogether. So, it was a great relief to many when the University of Nairobi admitted the first set of Bachelor of Commerce Parallel degree students in 1998. At the time, the tensions were high between the regular students and the parallel students. Truth be told, the tensions haven’t completely died down, as there is some kind of buffer zone between the regular and the parallel students.

The best and highest paying careers: Do students really know what they want to study?


How much will I earn? What is the starting salary?
What will others think of me? How prestigious is the profession? These are just some of the questions that many students ask as they sit down to select a course to study and pursue later on in life. It is often an understated fact that students rarely know what they want to study. Ask any group of teenagers and the list of careers that they want to pursue are likely to be the same. Studying medicine, engineering and law is seen as the apex of the intellectual and academic journey. Of course, this trend is slowly changing, as other role models such as musicians, radio presenters, TV and news anchors enter the picture.