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KEMRI school visits

Students from local secondary schools visit KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi. During the visit, they get an opportunity to tour the immunology and microbiology laboratories and meet researchers from whom they learn about KEMRI, medical research and careers in science.

The science symposium

The Science Symposium is one of our major  annual events in Kilifi. Students representing over 30 schools within Kilifi County compete in a science quiz to win fantastic prizes. Schools are ranked according to their overall performance in the quizzes and tasks during the symposium.

Science and engineering fair projects

We host diverse groups of Science club students drawn from different schools to present their concepts to be showcased at the Science and Engineering Fair Competition.

A panel of researchers based at the Programme reviews and gives feedback to students on how to improve their projects. The projects cut across a range of scientific fields including agriculture,biology, mathematics, physics, engineering, environmental studies, transport and energy, applied technology and ICT.

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Schools Events

February 8

The Higher Education Loans Board(HELB) application process

The Higher Education Loans Board, HELB, is the leading financier of higher education in Kenya. It is a State Corporation under the then Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. HELB was established by...

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February 7

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services(KUCCPS)

KUCCPS 2018 first Revision of Courses: Degree, Diploma, Certificate programmes Eligibility for Degree courses: KCSE 2017 Candidates who attained C+ of 46 points can apply for degree courses of their choice if they meet...

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September 21


Background The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in what is now, Nzara, South...

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Overview of Depression Depression is a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected. Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when...

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Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB...

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September 18

Science Project: Does Tea Stain your Teeth?

Research Questions: Teeth are structures in the mouth that are individually squares or cubical-shaped with grooves intended for use in breaking down food for consumption. Teeth are naturally white or off-white in color, but...

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