21 septembre 2017

Government is ‘killing’ technical universities – Union

The Technical Universities Teachers Association of Ghana has issued an ultimatum to government to constitute the governing councils for the various technical universities or risk triggering serious labour unrest in that sector, writes Kobina Welsing for Starr FM. More...

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Lecturers take action over salaries

University teaching staff at the University of Kinshasa, or UNIKIN, have voted to continue a strike over pay as talks with government have failed. The move comes as academic staff in several other institutions in the country express unhappiness over non-payment of salaries. More...

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As by Fire – The end of the South African university

By Jonathan Jansen. I wrote As by Fire: The end of the South African university primarily to search for the deep, underlying causes that explained the promising but also devastating student protests of 2015-16 on many of the leading university campuses in the country. More...

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University unbundling to create four institutions

By Kudzai Mashininga. The unbundling will see the four colleges – Chancellor College, College of Medicine, the Polytechnic, and Kamuzu College of Nursing – operate as stand-alone entities. More...

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Private universities struggle to make ends meet

By Maina Waruru. Even after the Kenyan government last year permitted the enrolment of state-sponsored students in private universities, many of these institutions continue to grapple with financial deficits as a result of low student numbers, poorly planned and rapid expansion, as well as weak financial and management accounting systems. More...

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20 septembre 2017

Management and industrialisation in Africa

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"The manufacturing sector has traditionally been seen as an engine for development due to its high propensity for productivity gains. Worryingly, recent evidence suggests that this has not been the case in Africa. More...

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Electricity for all in Africa: Possible?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"Twenty-five of the 54 countries in Africa, including Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Senegal, deal with frequent power crises characterised by outages, irregular supply and surging electricity costs. These are symptoms of insufficient generation capacity and a lack of infrastructure. More...

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Strengthening Regional Agricultural Integration in West Africa

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"Soaring and volatile international food prices since 2007-08 have forced West African governments and their development partners to translate their long-standing rhetoric about support for West African agriculture into concrete programmes. More...

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Infrastructure, jobs, good governance: Bringing Africans’ priorities to the G20 table

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"Beyond the limelight and the headlines, the recent Group of 20 (G20) summit accomplished an important piece of business by launching the Compact with Africa. The next step is crucial: negotiating the priorities that the compact will address. More...

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Green Industrialisation and Entrepreneurship in Africa

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"Policy makers across Africa have embraced industrialisation and economic transformation as keys to accelerate inclusive growth. They also increasingly see the need for economic transformation to deliver green growth – growth that does not endanger Africa’s natural environment in ways that reduce the welfare of present and future generations. More...

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