Tag Archives: Education

IBM To Boost Technical Skills In Mauritius

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IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a collaboration agreement with the University of Mauritius to help meet the demand for Computer Science skills in the Indian Ocean island region. The joint academic initiative will provide technology and training resources while boosting support for computer science professionals at the University. In tandem, IBM also launched a Mauritian technical skills training pilot initiative for …

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‘Virtual lectures’ to help cope with Zimbabwean brain drain

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This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 23 July 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains We recently covered the issue of ‘Brain drain’ in Zimbabwe (Click HERE for the Zimbabwe Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart article). A virtual lecture hall, enabling lectures to be streamed to university campuses from around the world, aims to plug the …

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New degrees to give graduates the best of all worlds

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The CTI Education Group today announced the launch of two South African accredited degrees that are also quality assured in the United Kingdom. CTI’s B Com and BSc (IT) degrees will be available through full-time study from 2013 at all of the Group’s twelve campuses across South Africa. Both degrees are accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee …

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SA: Students exposed to polymer science as postgraduate option


“The practical sessions were such fun and the way in which the tutors explained everything was incredible!” “It was a high point for me to learn about polymer chemistry; before this Winter School, I knew nothing about it.” “Polymer science is now at the top of my list of options to consider for my honours studies.”   These remarks were …

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Slowing the Brain Drain, Innovating Africa

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By Zimbabwe Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart Africa is a bountiful continent, with opportunity at every corner. The world is slowly but surely waking up to the realization that an ‘African Age’ of investment, infrastructural development, trade, and economic prosperity is on the horizon. There are however, key challenges to sustaining this boom – and retaining …

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Raising Education Within Africa – YoungDrive Academy – Botswana


Raising Education Within Africa – YoungDrive Academy – Botswana ♦ Do you want to earn your own money? ♦ Or set your own work hours? ♦ Would you like to work together with your friends? ♦ Do you want to have an awesome week with other young entrepreneurs and dedicated coaches? ♦ If the answer to these questions is yes – …

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Twenty six African Universities agree with AVU to collaboratively deliver distance and eLearning programs in Africa

AVU Rector Dr. Bakary Diallo (Centre) with Vice Chancellors from African Universities after endorsing AVU plans to collaboratively develop and deliver educational programs. This was during the AVU Policy Harmonization and Curriculum Conceptualization Workshop held from 9th to 12th July 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nairobi, 19 July, 2012. Vice Chancellors from twenty six African Universities have endorsed the collaboration framework for implementation of distance and eLearning programs. This was at the conclusion of the AVU Policy Harmonization and Curriculum Conceptualization Workshop held in Nairobi Kenya, from 9th to 12th July 2012. In a final communique issued at the end of the workshop participants agreed …

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Bishops claims first Western Cape win in JSE/Liberty Investment Challenge

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With the JSE/Liberty Investment Challenge now in full swing, the Western Cape has claimed its first victory in this year’s competition. The “AngloInvestic ©” team of Diocesan College (Bishops) in Rondebosch has taken top honours in the Speculator Portfolio. With a notable growth in investment of 3.60%, the team is making their intentions clear to the other competitors. Their mentor, …

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Welcome to South Africa Raspberry Pi

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By Nicholas Pescod – AfricanBrains It’s not a private investigator but even James Bond would be impressed with this little guy. The highly anticipated credit-card size Raspberry Pi computer is now available in South Africa and without order issues or backlogs according to a local distributor. According to TechCentral.co.za the high-tech device, was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and …

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Using mathematical models to understand the potential of early treatment to reduce HIV transmission


Is it possible to control the epidemic of HIV by using antiretroviral therapy? This pressing question is addressed in a collection of new articles published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine. The collection of articles was written by members of the Gates funded HIV Modelling Consortium, which aims to help improve scientific support for decision making by co-coordinating a wide …

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