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[Issue 63] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


[Issue 62] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Daily Maverick Our universities need to change for an as yet unimagined future (South Africa) South Africa needs to build national capacity for an economy that needs skills that are radical and complex. In order to facilitate this, we need to ‘decolumnise’ campuses from the grand colosseums to a vibrant, insightful, smart network of decentralised partners.  Here is something that should scare and excite … Read More [Issue 62] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 61] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


IAEA News Benin enhances production and export of soybean using Bio-fertilizers and isotopic technology (Benin) Poor soil fertility meant low yields and insufficient income for soybean farmers in the West African nation of Benin. Thanks to the use of bio-fertilizers, improved using isotopic techniques, they have increased their production significantly, with the support of the IAEA in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization … Read More [Issue 61] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 52-60] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Over 100 PhDs face review in single university (Kenya) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has defended as “meritoriously earned” its doctoral degrees awarded over the past year – despite a recent report by the regulator highlighting inadequate supervision and other irregularities which has thrown the validity of up to 118 PhDs into doubt. The Quality Audit Panel of … Read More [Issue 52-60] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 51] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News College to university – Evolution shows national ambitions (Botswana) As government authorities in Botswana envisage seeing their country becoming an education hub for Southern Africa, both private and public colleges within the country are slowly but steadily transforming themselves into universities, with four colleges evolving into fully-fledged universities over the last 19 years. The new universities include BA ISAGO University, now … Read More [Issue 51] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 50] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Daily Monitor Why academic mobility within Africa is vital (Uganda) The African Union Agenda 2063 aspires for Africa to become a major knowledge and innovation force in the global economy. The Agenda’s action plan provides a more integrated and inclusive Africa that uses its natural resources, human capital and institutions to drive technological, social and business innovation for development. It proposes to leapfrog the … Read More [Issue 50] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 49] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Region is not reaping rewards of Higher Education investment – Study (Africa) Universities in Sub-Saharan Africa have failed to equip the region’s fast-growing youth population with market-driven skills needed for prosperous and equitable societies, and the region’s countries are not reaping the rewards of their investment in tertiary education, according to a new study by the World Bank. The report, The … Read More [Issue 49] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 48] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Standard Digital University of Nairobi to scrap 40 courses (Kenya) The University of Nairobi is scrapping more than 40 courses as the Ministry of Education reforms plan starts to bite. A confidential document seen by the Sunday Standard reveals that some of the courses at the university had not attracted any students for the last five years. The document – rationalisation of academic programmes … Read More [Issue 48] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 47] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Understanding the impact of grants at universities (Africa) Since Africa’s earliest modern public universities were established on the continent in the 1940s, these institutions have struggled to generate adequate and sustainable funding. For the most part, universities on the continent depend on money from national governments; grants; donations from international donor communities and industries to fund their learning, teaching and research … Read More [Issue 47] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 46] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Predatory journals in the firing line (South Africa) South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has begun clamping down on academics publishing in predatory journals, withholding at least ZAR62 million (US$4.2 million) in subsidies during the 2016-17 academic year, with further action on the cards once a study is completed, according to Mahlubi ‘Chief’ Mabizela, a senior department official. … Read More [Issue 46] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 45] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Morocco World News Morocco Working Towards University Scholarships for All Students (Morocco) The Government is working towards ensuring 100% of Moroccan students receive a university scholarship, the Moroccan Minister of Education Said Amzazi told Parliament on Monday. In response to a question about broadening scholarship eligibility in Morocco, Amzazi noted that 95% of students attending university currently receive a scholarship. Maghreb Press Agency (MAP) … Read More [Issue 45] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 44] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Digital skills demand – A big opportunity for universities (Africa) The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has urged universities and higher technical education institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve their digital skills training programmes to cater for its prediction that over 230 million jobs in the region will need digital skills by 2030.  The study, Digital Skills in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spotlight on … Read More [Issue 44] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

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