20 mars 2017

Expo L’Afrique des routes : l’histoire africaine autrement

Avec l’exposition L’Afrique des routes, le musée du quai Branly met en lumière la richesse des échanges commerciaux, religieux et culturels d’un continent au carrefour des mondes. Voir l'article...

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18 mars 2017

Steering South Africa’s budget between excess patronage and prudence

The ConversationBy . After investigating the “massacre” (as termed by both the opposition Democratic Alliance and African National Congress Youth League) of more than 100 mental health patients under the guise of cutting costs, South Africa’s Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba advised that a “sufficient budget should be allocated for the implementation” of proper care. More...

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Traditional universities are on the way out: online is the future for Africa

The ConversationBy . Education has two faces in today’s world, according to a recent World Bank report. On the one hand there’s the traditional face, where learning takes place in the state-sponsored classroom. More...

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Decolonising the curriculum: it’s in the detail, not just in the definition

The ConversationBy , , and . In the two years since student protests kicked off at South Africa’s universities, people have become increasingly interested in what decolonisation means. This stems from students’ calls for university curricula to be decolonised. People want a precise definition. But it’s not that simple. More...

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14 mars 2017

University under pressure over student 'spying' claims

The Right2Know Campaign is putting pressure on the University of Johannesburg to come clean about using private security firms to spy on student protesters, reports Times Live. More...

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Universities, adrift for years, must now get a grip

By Nickanor Amwata. The litany of ills uncovered in the survey by the Commission for University Education is long. It includes poor record keeping leading to cases of missing grades, the abuse of credit accumulation or transfers and unjustifiable progression rates for some students. More...

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Scientific index to ‘decolonise’ research in Africa

An African index of scientific references and publications is being planned on the initiative of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, or CODESRIA. More...

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Quality assurance workshops target university teaching

By Francis Kokutse. As pressure mounts on African universities to produce employable graduates, the quality of university teaching has been identified by the Association of African Universities as a key factor in improving outcomes. More...

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US$2bn bond to plug higher education facilities deficit

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi. Government last week Wednesday contracted CBZ Holdings, one of the country’s biggest financial institutions, to raise US$2 billion through bonds to fund infrastructure facilities at the country’s institutions of higher learning. More...

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Ongoing lecturer strike keeps students in limbo

By Gilbert Nakweya. Teaching and learning is yet to resume at public universities across the country as the unions representing the teaching staff had not, by late last week, reached an agreement with the government over salaries, keeping the studies of thousands of students in 33 institutions on hold. More...

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