USIU-Africa has come a long way from 2009 where the backbone was 1G fibre with issues, network sections that constantly went down, servers that perennially ran out of space, loss of data, no support among other issues. Today, the university has an excellent 10G fibre optic backbone, Wi-Fi access, a Call Center that works until 9:00 pm, e-learning services, grades and registration portal, effective backup mechanisms, over 20 terabytes of storage, sophisticated applications, biometric systems among other services. However, user uptake and appreciation still remains a challenge.

The USIU – Africa IT Club in conjunction with Africa’s Talking hosted an IT workshop on Saturday September 16, at the Innovation and Incubation Center. The workshop, which introduced Information System Technology and Applied Computer Technology students to the basics of Android game development, will run each Saturday for 9 weeks, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

A CV is a must-have document for any job seeker. In this day and age, it could take varied forms such as LinkedIn, online portfolios, etcetera, but it must be able to communicate one’s skills, academic and professional qualifications. CV stands for Curriculum Vitae, a Latin word which according to Wikipedia can be loosely translated as [the] course of [my] life.

For the masses looking for CV writing tips, the internet is awash with many articles on how to write one. Titles like, 10 key pointers for a winning CV, 7 steps in writing a CV, are examples of the kind of information people are looking for. Unfortunately, many jobseekers fail to understand that a CV in and of itself is not enough to get you that job.

1385 graduands from 18 programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, at the 39th Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, September 9. The ceremony was presided over by the Chancellor Dr. Manu Chandaria, assisted by the Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Zeleza. 

In early August, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza presented a keynote address on “The University and Classification of Higher Education Institutions and a plenary session on Curriculum Development: Global Perspectives at the First National Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions” organized by the National Council for Higher Education of Malawi. 

The Department of Human Resources organised one-day induction session for all new employees who joined the university this semester, on Thursday, September 14, at the auditorium’s seminar room. 

A one-day performance management system workshop was organized for all managers by the Department of Human Resources, to equip managers with the tools to properly manage the university’s performance management.

The University will be observing the Freida Brown Day this Friday September 22, from 9 am to 2 pm at Kiwanja Primary and Secondary School in Kasarani.

Themed Each one reach one, lets make the world a better place”, Freida Brown Day will purpose to impact lives of 320 students of the host community located in the Kasarani sub-county, and create a sense of togetherness and unity among students, staff, faculty and friends of the university.

The Student Affairs Council hosted a graduation ball for the graduating Class of 2017 at Villa Rosa Kempinski on Thursday, September 7. 

Themed Golden Safaris, New Adventuresthe dinner brought together 270 graduands and alumni, as well as 50 members of faculty and staff, and representatives from media houses.

College is undoubtedly one of the most interesting seasons of a young person’s life. The new found freedom, access to more finances, a robust social life; it is truly an exciting time. However, it is also one of the most unappreciated opportunities to career development.