10 décembre 2018

Vice president challenges academics on state of education

Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo said the current state of education in the country and in Africa generally cannot be divorced from the roles played by the lecturers and university administrators, writes Yinka Adeniran for The Nation. More...

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Public university staff to strike over pay in January

The teaching and administrative staff from the nine public universities in Uganda have declared an indefinite, comprehensive nationwide strike effective from January 2019. The strike aims to force government to address its 2015 promise to improve staff salaries at public universities, reports The Observer. More...

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Defiant vice-chancellor aims to ‘do things differently’

By Edwin Naidu. She was recently criticised on social media for her “inappropriate” attire at a recent university event, but the newly-appointed vice-chancellor of South Africa’s top research university, the University of Cape Town (UCT), says she is less concerned with fashion, and other critics, than with ensuring a shift in unfashionable attitudes on campus. More...

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New cross-border university launched under HE reforms

By Wagdy Sawahel. The Cameroonian government has announced the start of classes at a Cameroon-Republic of Congo inter-state university next academic year as part of a raft of measures to promote higher education reform and graduate employability, as well as greater cooperation between the two central African countries. More...

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03 décembre 2018

Vice-chancellors want VAT on universities scrapped

The Ugandan government should exempt universities and other institutions of learning from paying some taxes to enable them to deliver on their mandate better, university leaders have said, writes Ritah Kemigisa for the Daily Monitor. More...

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After Mugabe – ‘Not much has changed in HE’

By Kudzai Mashininga. A year after the departure of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power, opinion is divided on how much progress the new government under Emmerson Mnangagwa has made in reforming the country’s struggling higher education sector. More...

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How Africa can provide the leadership the world needs

By Ihron Rensburg. What will be Global Africa’s unique contribution to the creation of a new, different, inclusive, caring, decolonised future as it, Global Africa, rises, carefully and unsteadily, to leadership of the world over the course of the next three generations, and as, concomitantly, Chinese leadership rises and then recedes. More...

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44 universities chosen for ACE development impact project

By Kudzai Mashininga. Forty-four universities in 12 West and Central African countries have been conditionally selected as centres of excellence under a US$300 million World Bank and French Development Agency-funded project aimed at scaling up postgraduate education and applied research. More...

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Amnesty issues warning in wake of student killings

By Wagdy Sawahel. Calls for police-free university campuses in the wake of the killing by police of two students from the University of Kinshasa have coincided with a warning by Amnesty international about a “hostile political environment” ahead of election campaigning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More...

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02 décembre 2018

Global Africa: Nelson Mandela and the Meaning of Decolonizing Knowledge and Universities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"When reflecting on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the founding father of South Africa’s post-apartheid democracy, now one-hundred years since his birth and almost five years since his passing, I continue to puzzle over the nature of South Africa’s transition to democracy, and in particular over the conjunctural facts that conspired with human agency to facilitate the country’s specific post-apartheid democracy outcome. More...

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