24 septembre 2018

‘Misled’ parents call for lower private university fees

By Tunde Fatunde. Since the advent of private universities in Nigeria in 1999 – most of which are faith-based – there have been calls for them to reduce their fees which are several times higher than public universities. Leading these calls are those church members whose investments of time and money made possible the establishment of such institutions in the first place. More...

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Five-year higher education disability strategy approved

By Wagdy Sawahel. A five-year strategy to empower people with disabilities at institutions of higher education and scientific research was approved by the Sudanese Council of Ministers from this year to 2022, in order that students with disabilities qualify, integrate into society and play a role in sustainable development. More...

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Raising the bar for African research in £20m partnership

By Edwin Naidu. Raising the profile of African researchers, drawing on their collective experiences and probing the body of scientific research for policy avenues to ensure effectiveness, equity and quality in the delivery of education in Africa, were among the chief objectives of a symposium organised by the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford, held in Johannesburg from 12-13 September. More...

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The need for action in an era of academic fraud

By Damtew Teferra. Academic misconduct manifests in multiple forms that include plagiarism, nepotism, corrupt recruitment and admission, cheating in exams, misrepresentation and falsifying of records, biased grading, bribery, conspiracy and collusion, among others. More...

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Cross-border HE – Regulating both the risks and benefits

By Wondwosen Tamrat. Cross-border higher education assists in broadening access, meeting demand for foreign qualifications, reducing the number of students travelling abroad (containing brain drain), and addressing local deficiencies by affording universities improved capacities in their academic and research performance. More...

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Contradiction behind Egypt’s embrace of branch campuses

By Jason Lane. As Egypt builds a ‘new Cairo’ – a government and business hub in the desert on Cairo’s outskirts – the government wants international branch campuses (IBCs) to be a part of it. More...

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African universities need their own China expertise

By Ross Anthony. China’s growing largesse within the field of African higher education is, in many respects, welcome, given that if China doesn’t step in, no one else is likely to do so. More...

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Chinese investment in higher education – No free lunch

By Jackie Opara. Against the backdrop of China’s promise of new scholarships for African students, funding for training seminars and workshops, and exchange opportunities, Africans would do well to remember 'there is no such thing as a free lunch', according to a higher education expert. More...

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All universities to set up careers office by year end

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenya’s institutions of higher learning have up to the end of the year to set up an Office of Career Services with a core mandate to improve the quality of training for students and enhance their chances of success in the workplace and in entrepreneurship activities. More...

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Government doubles student loan numbers

By Esther Nakkazi. The Ugandan government has doubled the number of student loans awarded through the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) with the aim of achieving equitable access to affordable higher education. More...

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