Nigeria: Unlicensed Universities
Today at 12:42, SAST
[Daily Trust]The National Universities Commission (NUC) last week identified 41 of what it said were illegal universities operating in various parts of the country. It said the affected organisations had been shut down. This disclosure was made by a senior NUC official at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) during a joint press conference. The clampdown on such unregistered entities was the outcome of an ongoing NUC/ICPC University System Study Review (USSR), and followed a co
Nigeria: Northern Governors, Politicians Responsible for 'Unislamic' Almajiri System - David Mark
Today at 12:04, SAST
[Premium Times]The Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday challenged Nigeria's northern governors to urgently ban the almajiri system that has seen millions of children, abandoned by their parents, roam the streets in their states.
Liberia: University of Liberia Graduates Over 500 Without Visitor or Keynote Speaker
Today at 12:00, SAST
[FrontPageAfrica]Less than 500 students have gotten their Degrees in various disciplines from the state University.
Liberia: 'Country Devil' Fear Scares Teachers, Students
Today at 12:18, SAST
[New Dawn]Residents of the Gibi District in Margibi County are calling on the Government of Liberia, through the Ministries of Education and Internal Affairs, to aid them in over-coming traditional practices against formal education. Residents of Gibi District, which has over 10,000 residents, complained that during the regular instructional period, there are disruptions by country (traditional) devils.
Rwanda: Vocational Schools Again Take Lion's Share of Education Budget
Today at 09:02, SAST
[New Times]Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) will again be allocated a huge chunk of the Ministry of Education (Mineduc) budget due to its recognised capacity to promote skills development and bridge the labour market skills gaps, Education minister Vincent Biruta has said.
Kenya: Sh800 Million to Train Teachers On Computers
Today at 08:09, SAST
[The Star]ABOUT 80 per cent of the primary school teachers in Kenya are computer illiterate. Knut national executive council member Karinga Munuhe has called for teachers to be trained before the free laptops promised by the Jubilee government are distributed next year.
Kenya: Kenyan Employers Raise Alarm About Quality of University Graduates
Today at 07:19, SAST
[Sabahi]Nairobi -On streets across Nairobi, it is easy to spot university or satellite campus signboards advertising a variety of programmes and opportunities.
Uganda: Stromme Foundation Helping Communities Out of Poverty
Today at 06:55, SAST
[New Vision]recently chose this important tool to symbolize their movetowards greater heights in their activities to improve the lives of the poor in Uganda. "We build ladders. Unique, very special ladders. On these ladders people climb to a better life," says the foundation's management in a report. "
Kenya: Optimism Amid Odds for Deaf, Blind Four-Year Old Girl
Today at 06:41, SAST
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Grace's dad, like many other fathers out there, is trying to break the thumb sucking habit his four year old daughter.
Kenya: Students Showcase Kenya's First Tablet
Yesterday at 18:47, SAST
[The Star]The Jubilee Manifesto to have every class one child have access to a laptop may soon be realised, thanks to a locally made tablet established by a youth group.
Source: All Africa
Zuma's defamation claims are a media intimidation tactic
Today at 13:51, SAST
The way claims were instituted between 2006 and 2010 and then neglected shows President Jacob Zuma was not serious about them, says a report.
Parliament to probe initiation deaths
Today at 12:05, SAST
Parliament will probably debate the deaths of initiates at the end of the month, says the ANC chief whip's office.
Source: Mail & Guardian Online
French court questions IMF chief
Today at 09:40, SAST
IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
Dhaka collapse probe uncovers abuses
Today at 13:28, SAST
A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
Source: BBC News
Mali: Benchmarks Needed To Hold Elections in July
Yesterday at 18:15, SAST
[Bridges Institute]Mali burst onto the international scene in January 2012 when disgruntled fighters returning from Libya renewed their interest in a separate state carved from territory in northern Mali. Their success in destabilizing the north ...
Africa: African Unity After 50 Years of OAU/AU - a Dream Deferred?
Today at 14:47, SAST
[African Arguments]As the AU is marking the 50th anniversary of the OAU under the theme 'Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance', it is necessary to subject the 50 years journey of the OAU/AU with respect to the question of unity to critical ...
Source: All Africa