20 septembre 2017

Commission considers 200 private university applications

The National Universities Commission in Nigeria said it is currently processing over 200 applications for new private universities in the country, reports Premium Times. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:30 - - Permalien [#]


Relief as universities cut fees in new academic year

Prospective applicants for higher learning studies in the 2017-18 academic year have something to smile about as some private institutions in Tanzania are slashing tuition fees in efforts to attract students, reports The Citizen. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:29 - - Permalien [#]

Private HEIs to reopen, defying government order

Tired of waiting for the end of the so-called ‘anglophone crisis’ which has paralysed schools, universities and law courts in two English-speaking provinces, heads of private higher education institutions, or HEIs, are planning to reopen in October in spite of a government order postponing the start of the new academic year. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:41 - - Permalien [#]

A new model for African partnerships launched

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Inspired by the need for a new approach to African partnerships, Michigan State University’s Alliance for African Partnership was launched in Tanzania recently. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:35 - - Permalien [#]

Private higher education – An atypical case

By Wondwosen Tamrat and Daniel Levy. As enrolment in private sector higher education increases in Ethiopia, policy choices about how supportively or restrictively to handle private higher education will assume increasing importance. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:34 - - Permalien [#]


Government shuts hundreds of private colleges

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi. The government says it has ordered the closure of nearly 300 private colleges across the country for a variety of reasons, ranging from illegal operations, to lack of proper registration, operating from unapproved premises and failing to meet acceptable standards. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:33 - - Permalien [#]

Criticism over planned Robert Mugabe university

By Kudzai Mashininga. In a widely criticised move, the government has announced plans to build a US$1 billion science and technology university named after its long-time ruler, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:32 - - Permalien [#]

University returned to federal government after 10 years

The African Union Mission in Somalia last week handed back to the federal government a university which it has used as a military base over the last decade, writes Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban for Africa News. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:14 - - Permalien [#]

Private equity group builds pan-African HE platform

UK-based private equity firm Actis, which specialises in emerging markets, has created a US$275 million higher education platform spanning nine countries in Africa as it looks to cater to rapidly growing educational needs, writes Javier Espinoza for the Financial Times. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:10 - - Permalien [#]

Building capacity and quality through academic exchanges

By Ochieng’ O Benny. Enhancing regional collaboration among universities through staff exchanges has the potential not only to improve academic mobility on the African continent but to enhance higher education quality and ensure rationalisation of existing capacity in Africa, according to Dr Moses Osiru, deputy executive secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture Secretariat. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:59 - - Permalien [#]