South Africa: Oprah to visit Free State University

Pretoria - American television host, actress, producer and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, will visit the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein campus, later...

Education in Botswana – Strikes

As the government employees strike enters its seventh week, all government schools in Botswana have reopened. This comes after riots breaking out in schools...

University of Zimbabwe set to build links to industry

The University of Zimbabwe's research and innovation capacity is set to get a facelift, with the establishment of a new business unit dedicated...

Clinton Advocates Education for Women And Girls in Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an international conference that educating women and girls helps them substantially contribute to their communities. "The evidence...

Higher Education Dept to help pay for 25,000 students waiting to graduate

Cape Town - The Department of Higher Education and Training is coming to the rescue of about 25,000 students from universities who have completed...

South Africa: Mpumalanga promises to get rid of mud schools

Mbombela - The Mpumalanga education department has budgeted R620 million to get rid of mud schools in the province, build extra classes, provide a...

Centres of excellence can stop Africa’s brain drain

Science students will choose to study and work in Africa if they have access to high-quality training, says education adviser Sophie Rivière. African economies are growing...

Big gesture but little cash for Nigeria’s science academy

The Nigerian Academy of Science, established in 1977 to promote the growth of science, will receive a US$5 million government grant for the...

Keynote Speakers confirmed at African Education Summit 2011

The African Education Summit in Rabat, Morocco on 12-13 July 2011 is a landmark event aimed at directly improving the quality of education with...

World Leaders Failing on Education Promises

Former British PM Gordon Brown has spoken out for the 70 million children out of school. Leaders in developing countries, he said, need to...

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