Tag Archives: Education

Center for Creative Leadership Launches Ethiopian Office: Unlocking Africa’s Potential Through Leadership Development

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), ranked among the world’s Top 10 leadership education providers by the Financial Times and BusinessWeek, launches its first Africa office on May 10 2012 at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Addis Ababa. This event coincides with the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, where strengthening Africa’s leadership will be a central theme. Located in Addis …

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SA: NYDA calls for youth policy implementation

Pretoria – South Africa must give youth development the attention it deserves, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) said on Wednesday. “Let’s change the situation whilst we still have time,” the agency’s chairperson Andile Lungisa said. He was speaking at the release of a document entitled National Youth Policy Implementation Guidelines. He bemoaned the fact that some Grade 12 learners …

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An independent, non politicized CENI in the Democratic Republic of Congo

EurAc welcomes the final report of the European Union’s electoral observation mission which calls, among other things, for a restructuring of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) which would guarantee strong representation of civil society and for support to civil society organisations to work in the field of civic education and local observation. As we wait for the current political …

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Edexcel invests in SA’s technological education environment

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains EDEXCEL is embarking on yet another of it’s major projects aimed at taking education to greater heights. This time around the plan is to use technology for the creation of an adaptive education environment in South Africa among other countries. Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body offering the joint currencies of academic and vocational …

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Industry and design feel the ‘chemistry’

Imagine you’re standing at a table. You’re watching a drop of water falling from a pipette into a Petri dish of magnesium and silver nitrate. As the drop makes contact, the mixture explodes with a bang and flash of white light. Children around you giggle. “Let’s do that again!” One child holds up a card. “What happens if we add …

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SA: Govt empowers youth through arts and culture

Durban – A government programme aimed at discouraging anti-social behaviour among young people, using different forms of art, has changed five young lives forever. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture recently took five young people to the Reunion Islands, in the Indian Ocean as a reward for being finalists in the “My School Cultural Adventure Programme”. The participants, who …

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Game approach to improve outbreak modelling skills

A game aimed at teaching mathematicians and epidemiologists to understand and handle complex data generated by disease outbreaks has been developed by US researchers, according to a story in Science NOW. Muizenberg Mathematical Fever (MMF) was designed by Steve Bellan, an ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and Juliet Pulliam, from the University of Florida, and tested at a workshop on epidemiology modelling in South …

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Africa needs human resources strategy

African countries must adopt a strategy for developing human resources with the skills to manage and deliver health research, argue Carel IJsselmuiden and colleagues from the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED). Although Africa’s health research capacity has grown in recent years, it remains uncoordinated, small-scale and driven from outside the continent, they say. The international community should support efforts to make human resources planning …

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EDUCATION: Online learning inspires refugees

Sanky Kabeya, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has spent half of his 24 years in Dzaleka refugee camp in central Malawi. He attended primary and secondary school in the camp but, after graduating, his dream of furthering his education seemed an impossible one. “I was just staying at home with nothing to do and I lost …

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Northern node of Pan-African University launched in Algeria

[ALGIERS] The northern node of the Pan African University (PAU) was formally launched at a meeting in the Algerian capital earlier this month (18 March). Mokhtar Sellami, director of research programming and prospective studies at the Ministry of Higher Education, declared the campus open at the meeting in Algiers, and said applications from prospective lecturers and students would now be welcome. …

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