27 avril 2016

Teaching in troubled times: South African academics try a new approach

The ConversationBy  and . Academics in South Africa have perhaps more responsibility than ever before. The country’s universities are in flux. Enrolment rates have more than doubled since formal apartheid ended in 1994. More...

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Angry student protests have put rape back on South Africa’s agenda

The ConversationBy  and . Rape is never far from the headlines in South Africa. But while protests about corruption and service delivery are common, sexual violence is not an issue that often brings people to the streets. A university in one of the country’s small towns is changing this. More...

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25 avril 2016

Establishment of private universities halted

Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said discussions are underway to restrict the establishment of new private universities in the country, writes Afedzi Abdullah for Ghana News Agency. Read more...

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Amnesty condemns state killing of university student

By Karen MacGregor. Amnesty International has called for an urgent investigation into the killing – allegedly by intelligence agents – of a student during a peaceful march at the University of Kordofan in Sudan. Up to 27 students were wounded in an attack related to student elections. Read more...

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An education change maker from the age of 14

By Brendan O’Malley. Joseph Munyambanza’s fled North Kivu, in the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC, when he was six. Read more...

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19 avril 2016

An Africa first! Liberia outsources entire education system to a private American firm. Why all should pay attention

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. An Africa first! Liberia outsources entire education system to a private American firm. Why all should pay attention
Christine Mungai, Mail & Guardian Africa, 2016/04/04

The push to privatize education continues apace, and like many such initiatives, the focus is first on populations unable to resist. In this case, the people of Liberia. More...

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Bill Annandale, St John’s College, Zimbabwe

By Sara Custer. Bill Annandale has been headmaster at the all-boys independent school, St John’s College, in Harare, since 2011. More...

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Nigerians cope with triple processing time for forex

By Sara Custer. Nigerians hoping to buy pounds, US dollars and euros are facing processing times of up to three times as long as those before. President Muhammadu Buhari announced earlier this month that the Central Bank of Nigeria would no longer sell foreign currency to pay for overseas study. More...

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18 avril 2016

Government initiative to increase number of lecturers

Higher Education Minister Adão do Nascimento has announced the introduction of a training and retraining initiative to increase the number of higher education lecturers in Angola. He also said his ministry would continue to control university fees, to avoid increased charges. Read more...

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12,000 drop out of universities

At least 12,000 students from the country’s various tertiary institutions have been forced to drop out of university or defer their studies in the face of the deteriorating economic and political climate, reports Zimbabwe Daily. Read more...

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