12 novembre 2016

South Africa’s doors of learning are open – but not yet to all

The ConversationBy . There is a line in South Africa’s Freedom Charter, which was drafted 60 years ago, that foreshadows the country’s current attitude to education. It declares:

The doors of learning and culture shall be open to all!

Twenty-one years into its life as a democracy, South Africa appears at first glance to have met the Freedom Charter’s challenge. Almost 97.5% of the country’s children aged between seven and 17 are attending primary or secondary schools. More...

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Being human today: sharing stories to shape teachers

The ConversationBy . Five years ago, some 16 years since the end of apartheid rule in South Africa, I noticed that final year pre-service teachers in the faculty of education rarely mixed across racial lines. They avoided talking, integrating and working with each other. More...

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08 novembre 2016

Government approves eight new private universities

The Federal Executive Council last week in Abuja approved eight new private universities in the country, reports News Agency of Nigeria. Read more...

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Universities warned not to admit unqualified politicians

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has cautioned universities against admitting unqualified students, especially politicians who he said are keen to acquire certificates ahead of the next general election, writes Ouma Wanzala for the Daily Nation. Read more...

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Initiatives strengthen engineering education in Africa

By Jane Marshall. 2iE – Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement – in Burkina Faso is an internationally recognised engineering school. It is one of many imaginative initiatives aimed at boosting the number and quality of engineers produced by universities in Africa. Read more...

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Challenges and solutions for Francophone universities

By Jane Marshall. While the number of students in Africa continues to rise, universities often fail to equip them with skills needed for employment – and they have two to three times less chance of finding work than those who left school after primary level. Read more...

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Partnership to transform agricultural education

By Munyaradzi Makoni. A ground-breaking partnership between the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture or RUFORUM and The MasterCard Foundation is aiming to strengthen efforts to revamp the agriculture curriculum across Africa. Read more...

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Universities oppose scrapping of diploma courses

By Tunde Fatunde. The new executive secretary of Nigeria’s National Universities Commission or NUC, a regulatory agency mandated by law to promote quality assurance in higher education, has unilaterally ordered vice-chancellors to scrap all non-degree courses forthwith. Read more...

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African vice-chancellors embrace transformation and internationalisation

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. This week’s series on Transformative Leadership, in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, focuses on internationalisation. James Otieno Jowi argues that African university leaders are increasingly placing a premium on internationalisation and are seeing that it can drive institutional transformation. Munyaradzi Makoni reports on a significant new partnership that aims to transform agricultural education across Africa, and Bruno Morche writes that internationalisation is beginning to appear on the agendas of Latin American universities.
In Africa Features, Munyaradzi Makoni reports on a keynote address by Adam Habib, vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, putting higher education struggles in South Africa in context, and Jane Marshall unpacks a series of articles published by Le Monde Afrique ahead of a conference in Senegal debating problems faced by higher education in Francophone Africa – and suggesting some innovative solutions.
In World Blog, Patrick Blessinger examines inclusive leadership in higher education, which focuses on changing policies and practices to create a more inclusive educational culture. And in Commentary, Beth Button describes a new initiative that links up student activists globally. Read more...

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02 novembre 2016

En Afrique, les jeunes innovent et construisent leur enseignement supérieur à la carte

Le cabinet Dalberg pose les éléments-clés de l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique et montre comment s’inspirer des pratiques des jeunes pour bâtir « l’université du futur ». Voir l'article...

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