08 juin 2017

Greater curbs on academic freedom in 2017 – Report

By Ashraf Khaled. In its latest report, the Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression, or AFTE, highlights curbs by state authorities on academics’ overseas travels and students’ on-campus activities in violation of university independence. More...

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The internet – A transformative power in higher education

By Ochieng’ O Benny. Information and communication technologies, or ICTs, and the internet in particular, hold enormous transformative potential for all levels of education in Africa, including higher education. More...

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Don-turned-presidential hopeful vows to redeem HE

By Reuben Kyama. A Kenyan professor aspiring to become president in the country’s upcoming general election says, if elected, he will give priority to higher education and redeem the image of the Kenyan system. More...

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A rough but rewarding road to educating ethical leaders

By Kajsa Hallberg Adu. At a private liberal arts college in Ghana’s eastern region, where engagement with ethics is embedded into the curriculum, a ‘new normal’ for the region’s businesses and universities is being forged. More...

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Universities – Learning from society for society

By Eric Fredua-Kwarteng. The concept of the developmental university can be described as an academic establishment dedicated to making a direct and indirect contribution to all aspects of a society's development. More...

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HE budget emphasises shift to STEM education and training

By Christabel Ligami. The 2017-18 budget allocation to higher education and training sectors points to a government committed to a stronger focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to boost industrialisation, according to a research analyst. More...

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US$75 million boost for university accommodation

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi. Infrastructure development financier, the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, or IDBZ, says it has begun work on the construction of student halls of residence at five of the country’s state universities under the first phase of its university students and staff accommodation project. More...

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Survey highlights ‘skewed’ arts, science programmes

By Christabel Ligami and Sam Otieno. According to a survey, The State of Science Training in Kenyan Universities, released recently by social and market research organisation CPS International, science courses in public universities account for 69.1% of all courses offered, while arts courses account for 30.9%. More...

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Calls to boost universities’ PhD science training capacity

By Gilbert Nakweya. Strengthening the capacity of East African universities to train PhD and post-doctoral academics in areas such as human nutritional sciences, agriculture, technology, engineering and mathematics is urgently needed to develop local scientific capacity and help the region to achieve its development goals. More...

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Higher education – An antidote to Boko Haram

By Tunde Fatunde. In the wake of a series of suicide bomb attacks this year on the University of Maiduguri by Islamic extremist terror group Boko Haram, academics have called for the government to revamp education and vocational training in order to discourage the recruitment of young men and women as cannon fodder by the militant extremist group. More...

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