25 avril 2017

Academy for marine sciences due to open

An academy of halieutic and marine sciences is due to open this year in Moçâmedes, initially with places for 540 students who will follow a variety of courses, the State Secretary for Fisheries, Antónia Nelumba, has announced. More...

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Staying connected in the diaspora – A key to development

By Sarah Sweeney. Managing the relationship and defining the obligations on African scholars who pursue studies on other continents is a complex issue with no easy answer, but maintaining some form of connection is widely regarded as important for Africa’s development. More...

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Minister calls for less state meddling in universities

By Sarah Sweeney. Kenya’s education minister has called for African governments to pull away from direct management of their country’s universities, saying such meddling is unnecessary and can hinder the development of effective management. More...

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Universities face seachange over diplomas and doctorates

By Gilbert Nganga. Kenyan universities will be allowed to offer both degrees and diplomas following a policy reversal that has thrown institutions a major lifeline in a tight regulatory environment. More...

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New bill seeks to turn universities into industrial hubs

By Kudzai Mashininga. Zimbabwe’s cabinet has approved a new Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Bill that will, among other impacts, turn universities into industrial hubs and criminalise the issuing or receiving of degrees from unaccredited institutions, according to the country’s higher education minister. Read more...

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Racial attacks – Will African students think twice about India?

By Sharon Dell – Africa Editor. In Africa Features, Maina Waruru raises concern that African students seeking overseas study destinations might shun India following last month’s attack on Nigerian students near New Delhi, amid an increase in violent incidents targeting Africans; Tunde Fatunde highlights the role of the academic community in preventing a recent bid to change the constitution in Benin; while Munyaradzi Makoni interviews the interim head of the African Academy of Sciences on the critical role of science in Africa.
   In our special report on the Harvard Conference on the Role of the Diaspora in the Revitalization of African Higher Education, Sarah Sweeney highlights, among a range of issues, a call for less state meddling in university affairs in Africa, and the way in which maintaining connections with African scholars in the diaspora can offer a key to enhanced African development.
   In Africa Analysis, Sioux McKenna unpacks dominant conceptualisations of the doctoral degree and argues that collaboration and compassion are central to the doctoral journey.
   In Africa News, Kudzai Mashininga reports on a new bill which aims to turn Zimbabwean universities into industrial hubs; Christabel Ligami writes about a call made at a recent World Bank forum for greater private sector support in building skills in Africa; and Gilbert Nganga reports on developments in Kenya which will see universities regaining the right to offer diplomas and certificate courses and to appoint non-PhD holders as lecturers. Read more...

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18 avril 2017

Kenya’s AEC celebrates 20th anniversary

By Natalie Marsh. Kenyan education consultancy company, AEC, celebrated its 20th anniversary this month with a black-tie event in Nairobi. More...

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Telecommunication giant promises to connect universities

Nigerian multinational telecommunications company Globacom has promised to use its massive telecommunications infrastructure and international partnerships to deploy internet connectivity to institutions of higher learning in West Africa, writes Anikwe Sylvia for Vanguard. More...

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High dropout rates – Technology to the rescue?

By Venilla Yoganathan. With a high proportion of university students in South Africa dropping out before graduation, many in their first year of study, higher education institutions are turning to technology in an attempt to arrest the declining pass rate. But the complex problem may need a more radical approach. More...

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Amnesty condemns academic’s arrest for insulting president

By Esther Nakkazi. Ugandan university lecturer and activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has been arrested on charges of 'cyber harassment' and 'offensive communication' against the office of the president, a move that has been condemned by rights group Amnesty International and civil society groups. More...

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