29 juin 2016

Universities to forge links with African counterparts

By Wagdy Sawahel. Egypt plans to designate 2017 as a year of African cooperation in higher education, research and innovation with a view to enhancing the capacity of universities, increasing academic staff and student exchange, and promoting joint research and projects. Read more...

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Government on track to meet artisan target – Minister

The government remains confident of meeting its target of producing 30,000 artisans per year in line with the National Development Plan, despite the challenges faced by some training institutions, writes Bekezela Phakathi for BD Live. Read more...

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Law faculties must embrace difference to produce great graduates

The ConversationBy . Recently I attended the African Law Deans’ Forum in Livingstone, Zambia, with colleagues from many parts of the continent including Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Uganda. One of the important issues we were asked to address was the major challenges facing individual law faculties in Africa. More...

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Teachers can do a great deal to help children with albinism thrive

The ConversationBy . In Tanzania, most students with albinism attend school alongside peers who don’t live with this condition. The idea behind this approach is that such inclusion will ultimately eliminate discrimination against those with albinism – important in a country where as many as one in 1,400 people are affected. Albinism, which is a defect of melanin production, comes with a number of associated health problems: poor vision, functional blindness, light sensitivity and skin that is very sensitive to heat and the sun. More...

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Disagreement can become an act of love and reconciliation

The ConversationBy . Many people find the very idea of disagreement, and of disagreeing with another human being face to face, terrifying. They arrange their personal and professional lives to avoid disagreements of any kind – particularly those that may generate some level of emotional discomfort. More...

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Why it is crucial to locate the ‘African’ in African Studies

The ConversationBy . Africans have always produced knowledge about Africa. Their contributions have in some cases been “preferably unheard”. In others they’ve been “deliberately silenced”. More...

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South Africa must open student funding to public scrutiny

The ConversationBy and . South Africa’s government is planning a major overhaul of its student funding system. This comes in the wake of protests at the country’s universities that saw students successfully freeze fee increases for the 2016 academic year. More...

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Will students be forced to pay the utility bills?

By Christian Noumi and Grace Karram Stephenson. The continued expansion of tertiary education around the world presents numerous challenges for governments as they attempt to fund public institutions. This is especially true in developing countries, which are seeing rapid growth in their systems. Read more...

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The research subsidy may penalise high-citation articles

By Yolande X Harley, Esmari Huysamen, Carlette Hlungwani and Tania Douglas. South African universities are awarded an annual subsidy from the Department of Higher Education and Training, or DHET, founded on research publication output – a significant proportion of which is composed of journal articles. Read more...

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28 juin 2016

Funding boost for students, universities and research

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya’s cash-strapped higher education sector has received a boost after government increased funds to public universities by 8% – more than double an earlier planned raise. Read more...

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