22 septembre 2017

Universities begin biometric registration of students

It will now be easier to identify students in universities after a number of the institutions rolled out a biometric registration of learners this month. The move to register students biometrically was due to terror threats after it emerged that university students were easy targets of terror networks, writes Ouma Wanzala for Daily Nation. More...

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Increasing number of Chinese students head to Africa

Many Chinese students have their eyes set on American and European universities for overseas study because of advanced social development, but a growing number of Chinese students are going against the trend and receiving their education in African countries, reports ECNS. More...

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21 septembre 2017

Private universities reject state-sponsored learners

Private universities have turned away many government-sponsored students, citing poor funding, write Peter Mburu and Linet Amuli for the Nation. More...

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New institute of health inaugurated in Sumbe

A new institute of health with capacity to train nearly 2,000 students in nursing and laboratory work has been inaugurated in Sumbe. More...

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Minister asks Huawei to interconnect all universities

Higher Education and Universities Minister Steve Mbikayi is counting on connecting all the country’s universities and other institutions to each other through new technologies as a key part of his action plan to improve and modernise the higher education system. More...

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Research – The lost mission of African universities

By Harris Andoh. The first universities in Africa were established with the triple mission of teaching, research and community engagement. However, between the early 1970s and 2000, teaching became the only de facto mission of many of these African universities. More...

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Foreign firms to plug universities’ infrastructure gap

By Gilbert Nganga. Foreign financial institutions and private equity funds are lining up millions of dollars to invest in Kenya’s higher education, potentially helping to narrow the damaging infrastructure gap facing the sector. More...

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New programme to produce high-level agricultural skills

By Sam Otieno. African universities are set to benefit from a new €4.2 million (US$5 million) programme that will train postgraduate students in 11 countries in three thematic project areas: crop improvement; aquaculture and fisheries; and fragile ecosystems management. More...

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More universities reject lower admission standards

More universities have insisted that they have no intention of lowering their admission standards to accommodate students who score 120 marks in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, write Laolu Harolds, Adelowo Oladipo and Shehu Bello for the Nigerian Tribune. More...

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Commission stops new enrolments in 19 universities

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The Tanzania Commission for Universities will not withdraw its decision to bar 19 universities, including three international institutions, from admitting new students for the 2017-18 academic year starting this September, owing to concerns over quality. More...

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