Tag Archives: Education

Samsung Africa launches Solar Powered Internet Schools

Samsung Africa launched its Solar Powered Internet School model at the Samsung Engineering Academy in Boksburg, South Africa on October 25. A world-first; the exclusively solar-powered, mobile and completely independent classroom is geared at increasing accessibility to education and connectivity across Africa. It is designed particularly for use in remote rural areas with limited or no access to electricity.

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New chapter for Gauteng’s troubled schools

Soweto – The tide is about to turn for Gauteng schools that have been plagued by drugs, theft and carrying of weapons, with authorities tightening the screws on the perpetrators of these social evils.

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Microsoft Virtual Academy: free access to technologies

Microsoft East and Southern Africa Tuesday announced its commitment to improve education services in Kenya by the launch of the Microsoft Virtual Academy, a fully cloud-based learning experience leveraging Microsoft Cloud Technologies.

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AFRICA: Call to translate research spend into results

African governments have been called on to make it mandatory for higher education institutions to have policies on research. There also needs to be increased focus on the link between research spend and results, and on making research findings available to policy-makers and the general public to inform their decisions.

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TANZANIA: Aga Khan University plans major new campus

Aga Khan University, the international multi-site higher education institution, is planning to open a new campus in Arusha in northern Tanzania. The campus will house arts and science faculties and educate up to 3,000 students annually from across East Africa.

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Vodacom launches Mobile Education Programme

In a move that will pave the way to improving education in schools, technology partners launched the Vodacom Mobile Education Programme, which makes use of mobile technology to provide teachers throughout South Africa with better access to quality instruction resources and ICT.

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OER & AAU plan to improve curricula of higher education

Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) seeking to increase collaboration and networking among university leaders, managers and academics across African has been signed in Accra on Tuesday.

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Afreeka Santa Fe: promoting musical education

A small but enthusiastic crowd turned out Saturday to enjoy African art, poetry, dance and jazzy Afrobeat music at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in the Railyard.  The celebration honored the late Afrobeat pioneer and human-rights activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The event was sponsored by Afreeka Santa Fe, a 3-month-old project to raise funds and collect musical instruments for ...

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The digital revolution in sub-Saharan Africa

Much has been written about the role technology played in bringing social and political change across much of the Middle East and North Africa, but less is known about the technological revolution that is taking place and transforming people’s lives in sub-Saharan Africa.

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GTUC ventures into healthcare

The Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) is partnering the Aalborg University of Denmark to explore how Information Communication and Technology (ICT) could be used as a leverage to address the numerous challenges inherent in health care delivery, training, and medical education.

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