24 mai 2017

Sex education programmes in Kenyan schools are failing students

The ConversationImagine giving Kenyan students something that has been proven to help them make healthy informed choices about their sexual and reproductive lives. More...

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Africa’s research universities can help to drive an urban agenda

The ConversationAfrica is becoming rapidly more urban. This has created a number of connected economic, social, political, infrastructural and environmental challenges.
But African governments have not, historically, paid significant attention to urbanisation and the problems experienced in their cities. This means they’re ill prepared to deal with their countries’ increasingly urban futures. More...

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African history is a discipline on the rise – and one that raises many questions

The ConversationAfrican history has gone through many incarnations as an academic discipline.
Most recently, there’s been a global turn in African historiography. This shift has been prompted by a greater awareness of the powerful forces of globalisation and the need to provide an African historical perspective on this phenomenon. This has helped to place the continent at the centre of global – and human – history. More...

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African universities must take a critical view of knowledge and how it’s made

The ConversationMost universities boast “centres” or “institutes” designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. But there’s more to it than that: when a university establishes a new centre, it is making a statement of intent. It’s saying that it perceives a need for more work in that area, and that it intends to drive that work. More...

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Professional bodies must stop ‘harassing’ universities

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has cautioned professional bodies against creating chaos in universities by inciting students over programmes' accreditation, writes Augustine Oduor for the StandardMore...

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Meeting shares engineering research, training challenges

The preliminary report on Recherche et formation en ingénierie avancée en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre (Research and education in advanced engineering in West and Central Africa) was presented at the meeting by the Dakar-based Consortium pour la Recherche Économique et Sociale, or CRES, and the Ottawa-based International Development Research Centre/Centre de Recherches pour le Développement International, or IDRC/CRDI. More...

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Pan African University institute seeks new student cohort

By Laeed Zaghlami. The Algiers-based Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change), or PAUWES, seeking to create a new generation of African leaders capable of helping to address Africa’s most significant development challenges, has launched a call for new students for the next academic year. More...

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Minister calls for ‘new kind of academic’

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Calling for universities to produce “a new kind of academic”, the Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande said his department would be implementing a capacity development programme prioritising historically disadvantaged universities and focused on student success, staff development and curriculum transformation. More...

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Desperate students look to campus politics for solutions

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi. Higher education students, tired of enduring high levels of economic stress and desperate for political change, are joining campus-based student unions in their numbers despite concerns around the strong alignment of such groups to national political parties. More...

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Heads of state declare common higher education area

By Christabel Ligami. Heads of East African states declared the transformation of the East African Community, or EAC, into a Common Higher Education Area, which will facilitate the recognition of academic certificates and the transfer of credits from higher education institutions across the region, at their summit on 20 May in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. More...

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