Young people can now access real-time career advice and course selection options on their phones.
An online magazine, maisha.gradstate.com features information about various courses including duration of the courses, careers available for each course and even gives examples of prominent people who took up specific courses.
“The aim is to provide a link between the courses that you study at college or university and the careers available to you after graduation,” said Gradstate Director Alex Mureti.
Mr. Mureti says the online magazine aims at filling the gap of career counseling that is lacking in the Kenyan education scene. Only a few secondary schools have taken the challenge of organizing career days. With the increasing number of universities and colleges most young people are often at crossroads on which college to go to and which course to take.
“We believe that by giving examples of successful, famous people that have studied these courses, the youth will feel more encouraged to follow their dreams of achieving success in their chosen areas of study,” says Mr. Mureti.
To add more to this, the online magazine also lists local universities providing the courses.
The launch of the online magazine comes months after the company launched their online education portal, the first in the country. The website www.gradstate.com has signed various universities including Daystar, University of Nairobi, St. Paul’s University, Riara University, PAC University among others.
The portal also lists various courses from the universities and enables prospective students to compare the courses before applying online on the same portal.