14 février 2017

Universities better than governments at achieving SDGs

By Munyaradzi Makoni. The task of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are beyond the capabilities and interests of governments, which means universities around the world, including those in Africa, have a unique role to play, according to world-renowned economist Dr Jeffrey D Sachs. Read more...

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New lease of life for Kenya’s vocational institutions

By Gilbert Nganga. Private firms and foreign agencies are breathing new life into Kenya’s technical and vocational training sector as the government seeks new initiatives to revive the troubled institutions to secure the critical skills set needed to drive the country’s industrialisation ambitions. Read more...

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Leading the way to high-skilled jobs?

By Alejandro Caballero. Creating high-skilled and relevant jobs will help the world’s youngest region – with close to 60% of its population under 25 years old – and to do that it requires dynamic new higher education leaders. Read more...

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Chancellors moot centralised lecturer appointments

By Christabel Ligami. Qualified and reliable lecturers should be recruited and appointed by a central body, according to a proposal by Kenyan university chancellors that seeks to ensure quality education in both public and private universities. Read more...

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University decolonisation – A fight against capitalism?

By Sungula Nkabinde. One of the main demands of the #FeesMustFall protests was the implementation of a process towards achieving a decolonised and Afrocentric education. But there doesn't seem to be any widespread consensus on what that means. In the meantime, the patience of students is wearing thin. Read more...

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University quota system – Pushing fairness or mediocrity?

By Jackie Opara. Is the current quota system in the Nigerian public university system undermining the public sector higher education in favour of private universities which are not required to adhere to it. Read more...

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Government to reverse 50% cuts to universities

By Kudzai Mashininga. The government has reversed its decision to cut by half its allocations to state universities, saying it was a “mistake”. Read more...

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Centres of excellence launch calls for students

By Maina Waruru. Two Ethiopian-based centres which form part of the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence – ACE II – project launched in 2015 are due to commence learning activities this year. Read more...

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Universities held back by low research output – Report

By Maina Waruru. The 2016 benchmarking report for the World Bank-initiated Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology or PASET shows that research output remains low in Sub-Saharan African universities, causing African institutions to miss out on inclusion in important global university rankings. Read more...

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eLearning partnership opens doors to 10 million students

By Ochieng’ O Benny. A landmark agreement signed between the 380-member Association of African Universities, or AAU, and Africa’s largest online education platform eLearnAfrica will enable 10 million students to access higher education through online services provided to AAU member universities. Read more...

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