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[Press Release] Egerton University 4th National Forum Dialogue for Universities, TVETs and Industry Stakeholders in Agricultural Sector and Higher Education


On the 21-22 July 2021, Egerton University in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), through Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s Growth and Development (TAGDev) program funded by the Mastercard Foundation hosted a virtual National Forum dialogue. This was the fourth National Forum convening for Agricultural and Higher Education stakeholders. This year’s convening was hosted … Read More [Press Release] Egerton University 4th National Forum Dialogue for Universities, TVETs and Industry Stakeholders in Agricultural Sector and Higher Education

[Issue 93] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Inside Higher Eds Doctoral Training Should Meet the Equity Moment (Global)Inequity is on everyone’s lips. The disproportionate toll on people of color during the pandemic from both COVID-19 and police violence brought into laser-sharp focus the unjust obstacles many people face in our society. This moment has elevated the language and concepts of critical social theories to the status of everyday conversations, public conflicts … Read More [Issue 93] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 92] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


The Daily Star ‘We have to run our universities keeping up with 21st century’ (Global)Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, a noted educationist, has served as the 27th vice chancellor of Dhaka University from 2009 till 2017. A mass communication expert, he was appointed chairman of the board of directors at Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). The Daily Star recently spoke to him on the occasion of … Read More [Issue 92] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 91] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Times Higher Education Pandemic silver lining: a catalyst for collaboration (Global)It’s not all doom and gloom. While we must acknowledge the personal and professional challenges most of us have faced because of the pandemic, the academic community has highlighted some real positives. Some academics say Covid-19 has been a much-needed catalyst for change in higher education, and now’s the time to take stock of … Read More [Issue 91] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

RUFORUM Wishes Muslim Community Happy Eid Al Adha


On Eid Al Adha, wishing that your sacrifices are appreciated and your prayers are answered by the almighty. Have a blessed Eid Al Adha! May this Eid Al Adha bring peace, prosperity, and happiness to you, your family and Muslim community!

[Press Release] His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi Hosts the Heads of State Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue


On 1st July, 2021, at State House in Lilongwe, Malawi, His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the President of the Republic of Malawi hosted an African Heads of State Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue. The Summit Dialogue is part of Africa’s continental momentum towards the UN Food Systems Summit that will be hosted by the UN Secretary General in October 2021. The event was … Read More [Press Release] His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi Hosts the Heads of State Pre-UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue

[Issue 90] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Times Higher Education Post-Covid university management will be an exercise in give and take (Global)If leaders don’t proceed with openness and consideration towards nervous staff, it is students who will ultimately suffer, says Rachel Gallardo. As Covid vaccination rates increase and restrictions are lifted, many faculty and administrative staff are planning to return to campus – if they haven’t already. But to suggest that … Read More [Issue 90] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Heads of state commit to support universities


Maina Waruru  06 July 2021 A group of African heads of state have committed to working closely with African universities in the quest to end hunger on the continent. They undertook to support the institutions in their mission to train the personnel needed to drive African agriculture and to invest in the scientific research needed to thrive. The presidents also pledged to increase investment in … Read More Heads of state commit to support universities

[Press Release] A tragic loss in the advancement of Africa’s Agricultural and Food Systems


On Thursday 1st July, 2021 Africa saw one of her youngest innovator and researcher, Professor Noble Banadda Ephraim succumb to Covid-19. Professor Banadda, an Agricultural & Biosystems engineer, researcher and academician will be remembered for his prodigious contribution in building capacity of young scientists, increasing investment in the area of Research and Innovation during his service at Makerere University. His passion to increase knowledge … Read More [Press Release] A tragic loss in the advancement of Africa’s Agricultural and Food Systems

[Issue 89] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


UCT News Youth Month: What does decolonised African education look like? (South Africa)Dr Tabane was moderating the second session of the recent youth-centred Africa Day symposium hosted by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the African Union, in collaboration with the University of Cape Town (UCT) and its Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance. “If we lose the education war, all our other … Read More [Issue 89] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 88] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Countries spend less than 1% of GDP on research (Africa)o country in Africa is spending 1% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on research and development although, globally, spending on science and the number of scientists have been rising in the past five years, a trend that was pushed further by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to UNESCO. Launching … Read More [Issue 88] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 87] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Tuko Masinde Muliro University Officially Registered as TVET Institute, to Enroll NYS Sponsored Students (Kenya)Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) has officially been registered as a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institute. This makes the Kakamega-based university the first in Kenya to be certified as a Technical and Vocational College in accordance with the TVETA Act 2021 Section 20 (1). … Read More [Issue 87] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

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