26 juillet 2017

What lies behind the rise of Christian universities in Africa

The ConversationThe last two decades have seen a brisk growth in Christian universities in sub-Saharan Africa. This phenomenon exists at the intersection of two of the most dynamic social trends on the continent: the rapid rise of Christian adherence and the volatile growth of higher education. More...

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Why Kenya’s electorate should be wary of bold education reform promises

The ConversationKenyan voters are being fed a daily diet of grand promises in the lead up to the country’s national elections. If either of the two main coalitions win power in polls scheduled for August 8, 2017, citizens can look forward to free maternity services, free public secondary school, farm subsidies, lower food prices and much more. More...

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Malawi set out to give students skills to support democracy. But it’s not been easy

The ConversationLike many other countries, Malawi was caught in the wave of democratic change that swept sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s. The wave was triggered by the fall of communism along with military and civilian dictatorships around the world. In Malawi, it brought to an end nearly a century of authoritarian colonial and one-party rule. More...

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12 juillet 2017

Climate change report reveals strong research linkages

A joint report by the Department of Science and Technology and the Academy of Science of South Africa on the impact of climate change has revealed strong international research linkages, with many South African scientists serving in leadership positions in international climate change research and assessment bodies, reports the Cape Argus. More...

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Universities paralysed as staff strike resumes

Activities were paralysed in public universities after employees downed tools to protest the delayed payment of their salary awards, reports the Standard. More...

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Eight universities to receive uninterrupted power

The Rural Electrification Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with eight federal universities and one teaching hospital for the first phase of the federal government’s Energizing Education Programme, reports the Daily Trust. More...

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Former university finance chief tackles minister

A year after she was fired as the chief financial officer of the University of Zululand, Josephine Naicker is taking on Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande over investigative reports on alleged corruption at the institution, writes Nokuthula Ntuli for the Sunday Tribune. More...

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University builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks

Authorities in north-eastern Nigeria have begun digging a 27km trench around the University of Maiduguri to prevent attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants, reports the BBC. More...

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10 juillet 2017

Academic calls for more vision in research agenda

Funding is not the only requirement for a good national research programme, according to a University of Mauritius academic. More...

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Building capacity among research and innovation managers

By Munyaradzi Makoni. The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association, or SARIMA, has gone a long way to creating a community of practice for research managers and innovation managers in public and private sectors in Southern Africa. More...

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