14 février 2018

Struggling universities advised to merge for survival

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has advised private universities having challenges in getting the right numbers for admission to merge in order not to fizzle out, reports Ghana WebMore...

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Sub-standard universities will be closed, warns minister

The Mozambican government has repeated its warning that sub-standard institutions of higher education will be forced to close down if they do not improve their performance by October, reports Mozambique News AgencyMore...

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Universities ‘angry’ over student aid scheme non-payment

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme owes South African universities an estimated R1 billion (US$82 million) for students they enrolled last year, writes Prega Govender for the Times SelectMore...

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13 février 2018

African Academy of Sciences announces 25 new affiliates

The third cohort of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Programme has been announced, comprising 25 scientists from 13 African countries. More...

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ARUA seeks post-doctoral fellows for urbanisation project

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), a partnership made up of 16 universities with the objective of promoting research excellence on the continent, is seeking to recruit post-doctoral fellows to undertake research in emerging trends on mobility and urbanisation in Africa. More...

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Calls for quality over quantity in higher education

By Ramadhan Rajab. Senior figures in Somalia’s education and employment sector are calling on the country’s increasingly influential government to bring down the numbers of tertiary colleges and universities to better match the number of competent pupils emerging from the country’s secondary schools, and to ensure better quality graduates. More...

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Working towards a shared vision of higher education

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Fears that harmonisation of higher education will involve a rigid standardisation of systems and strip them of autonomy must be addressed if greater progress is to be made towards a common quality assurance framework, according to Goski Alabi, professor of quality management and leadership at the University of Professional Studies in Accra, Ghana. More...

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Students protest against new scholarship conditions

By Wagdy Sawahel. Several students’ unions and associations are protesting a decision by Mauritania’s ministry of higher education and scientific research to drop from 25 to 22 the age of students eligible to apply for local and external scholarships. More...

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09 février 2018

Makerere to introduce e-learning as part of ICT policy

Makerere University is planning to introduce e-learning as part of its strategy to increase the number of students yet at the same time decongest the university. The proposal is part of the new revised information and communications technology (ICT) policy and master plan aimed at boosting research, innovation and online learning, writes Saphira Nahabwe for New VisionMore...

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University launches country's first degree in yodelling

From the 2018-19 academic year it will be possible to study yodelling to degree level in Switzerland for the first time as the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is adding yodelling to its folk music programme, offering both a three-year bachelor and a two-year masters degree in the alpine vocal technique, writes Caroline Bishop for The Local SwitzerlandMore...

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