13 février 2018

Designing pedagogies for the digital age

By Craig Blewett. It’s a rather impressive, if controversial, resume for a teenager: blamed for the election of Donald Trump, increased divorce rates, rising syphilis cases, and the advent of fake newsMore...

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Graduate employability – Whose responsibility?

By Wondwosen Tamrat. The Ethiopian government, through its ministry of education, is planning to improve the employment of university graduates over the next three years with specific targets to be met by individual institutions. More...

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New ‘political technocrat’ minister faces stiff challenges

By Wagdy Sawahel. Morocco’s new higher education minister, a former university president, joins a significant number of what are known as ‘political technocrats’ taking the helm in higher education ministries in North Africa. No matter how he is described, he faces a range of tough challenges in the sector. More...

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Slow start for private higher education providers

By Laeed Zaghlami. Private education for higher schools and universities in Algeria is slowly getting off the ground following a gradual shift in policy from the country’s higher education authority. More...

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Calls for quality over quantity in higher education

By Ramadhan Rajab. Senior figures in Somalia’s education and employment sector are calling on the country’s increasingly influential government to bring down the numbers of tertiary colleges and universities to better match the number of competent pupils emerging from the country’s secondary schools, and to ensure better quality graduates. More...

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Working towards a shared vision of higher education

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Fears that harmonisation of higher education will involve a rigid standardisation of systems and strip them of autonomy must be addressed if greater progress is to be made towards a common quality assurance framework, according to Goski Alabi, professor of quality management and leadership at the University of Professional Studies in Accra, Ghana. More...

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Corruption among factors affecting HE quality process

By Francis Kokutse. The Association of African Universities (AAU) has identified corruption and threats to officials of accreditation bodies as some of the issues affecting the quality of some higher education institutions across the continent, its Secretary General, Etienne Ehile, has told University World NewsMore...

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Student loan scheme to offer more ‘favourable’ conditions

By Kudzai Mashininga. Zimbabwe’s financial institutions have started issuing loans in terms of a new student loan scheme supported by US$1 billion put together by the state and six local banks. The Higher and Tertiary Education Loan Support Facility is meant to assist current and prospective students who do not have the financial resources to support their college or university education and will be given on more ”favourable” conditions to students, according to the government. More...

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Students protest against new scholarship conditions

By Wagdy Sawahel. Several students’ unions and associations are protesting a decision by Mauritania’s ministry of higher education and scientific research to drop from 25 to 22 the age of students eligible to apply for local and external scholarships. More...

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Macron’s visit produces a range of HE agreements

France and Senegal have signed three agreements supporting higher education and research during the visit to Dakar of the French delegation headed by President Emmanuel Macron for this month’s Global Partnership for Education conference. More...

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