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Five ways to get a Canadian scholarship

Each year, thousands of Canadian students earn scholarships that help them offset their education costs. Surprisingly, over $15 million of the $70 million available each year in scholarship dollars goes unclaimed, according to industry estimates. “Scholarships are a good source of education funding – one that you don’t have to pay back,” advises Melissa Jarman, […]

Peter Ouma Obwogo is Kenyan’ top principal of 2015

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By Zabde Ayienga Local media has given extensive coverage to the nomination of Peter Ouma Obwogo as Kenya’s top Principal of the year 2015. What the media may not know is how Peter balances professional principles and standards of performance of his school with often challenging community matters on the other hand. He has to […]

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The Kimutais, changing the face of higher education in Kenya

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  A country with educated citizenry is one bound for greatness. This fact is not lost on Bethwel and Phylis Kimutai who have expended great effort in the last several years to provide quality education to thousands of Kenyan youth through the three institutions of higher  education they founded.  If we believe that our circumstances […]

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Canada looking to double the number of international students

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The federal government announced a plan that it hopes will attract more international students to Canadian post-secondary campuses.  The International Education Strategy aims to double the number of international students and researchers — to 450,000 — in Canada by 2022 in an effort to create jobs and stimulate the domestic economy. Canadian full-time undergraduate students pay an average of $5,700 in […]

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Choosing the right college program – understanding the workforce

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As September rolls around, quite a number of college bound students will be making a critical decision that would significantly impact their future.  They will have to decide which college program to enroll in.  While there will be plenty of advise from friends, family members and college program advisors, ultimately it will come down to […]

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Canadian Bureau for International Education launches website for international students

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During the recent International Education Week, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) launched a new website called iStudent Canada, on Nov. 18 during its annual conference in Vancouver. “We realized that there wasn’t anything dynamic at the national level for international students,” says Jennifer Humphries, vice-president of CBIE. The organization wanted to provide an […]

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Montreal is top destination for Chinese students

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Montreal ranks first in the world for university experience, according to a recent poll conducted by China’s Bank of Communications and the Economist Intelligence Unit think tank. The report, which compared 80 cities worldwide, shows that Montreal provides the best university experience for money spent. This was determined by analyzing 24 indicators including educational and […]

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New report shows international student boom at UPEI

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Prince Edward Island’s university student population has grown considerably more diverse, thanks to an increasing number of international students. International student enrolment in the Maritimes has increased by 15 per cent since 2010-2011, according to a report from the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. International students are the primary source of overall enrolment growth in […]

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New Procedures Announced to Assess Foreign Credentials

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On 28 March 2012, Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, announced major changes to the ways in which foreign skilled workers will have their education credentials assessed before arriving to Canada. Further details on how this ‘pre-arrival assessment’ will be implemented are forthcoming. However, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has stated […]

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Canadian Foreign Credential Assessment Services

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Canadian Foreign Credential Assessment Services Canadian assessment of foreign credentials is an important element of immigrant integration into the Canadian workforce. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) (http://www.cicic.ca/) is a central source of information about the services and organizations around Canada that can help with the accreditation of internationally-acquired skills.  In addition, Citizenship […]

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