The exhibition will bring together students and international education providers with the focus on recruiting students for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Higher education has recorded strong growth in East Africa in recent years due to increased demand. The use of websites, subscribing to academic journals, use of intranet, social media and other e-learning tools have revolutionised the academic sector in East Africa.
Altogether, there are about 100 universities in East Africa, both public and private, with Kenya hosting the highest number, 40.
With local Kenyan universities not being able to offer enough places for students, more students are looking into opportunities to study overseas as they also wish to improve their career prospects in the labor market after graduation.
According to University World News, 57% of 1,044 Kenyan students polled in the recent survey said that they would prefer to study in a foreign university than a local one. The number of Kenyans issued with student visas has been on the rise in recent years according to government statistics.
An increase in Kenyan schools offering A-Levels and International Baccalaureate naturally increased the number of students willing to study abroad. Those ones who obtained the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) can still apply to foreign universities but most of such students choose to go for Access Courses abroad.
Main areas are undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses with a visible increase in interest for professional qualifications. Many foreign universities attract Kenyan students for access and foundation courses in marketing, business, management and IT.
The main subject areas are: business and finance, medicine and related sciences, IT, engineering, hotel management, humanities, law, MBA, and distant learning amongst many others.
Multi-city discount is available. Contact organiser for further information.
Venue Details: Serena Hotel, Kenyatta Avenue, PO Box 46302, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
Nairobi Working Space: €2800
Mombasa Working Space: €1800
Nairobi Working Space Early Bird (Valid until 19 December): €2600
Mombasa Working Space Early Bird (Valid until 19 December): €1600