Tag Archives: Education

The school that strives for African excellence

Children who attended the ASE Accelerate! program in the township of Tsakane

The African School for Excellence plans to open its first full-year secondary school in January, 2013 in Tsakane, an underserved township in the East Rand of Gauteng. In the first year, ASE will enroll 120 Grade 7 Scholars, who can expect to graduate in six years with world-class academic skills. A rising star with her feet on the ground It …

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SU again produces top honours student in geology in South Africa

Tarryn Kim Rudnick: Science graduate of Stellenbosch university

For the second time in three years, a student from Stellenbosch University has come up tops as the best honours student in geology in South Africa. Tarryn-Kim Rudnick, who says geological research is very much like a “detective story”, has received the annual Haughton Award from the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) for the best honours thesis by a …

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ExxonMobil Egypt: Celebrates MECA Academy students of Ain Shams University


“The human being is the catalyst of development and progress. The potential of any society lies within its qualified and trained human capita, we have made a commitment to support our communities with initiatives focused on education and development of the future generation.”- Andy Wells, Chairman of the Board of Directors- ExxonMobil Egypt ” We would like to thank ExxonMobil …

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Education MECs reaffirm support for Motshekga

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Pretoria – The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) has strongly reaffirmed its support for and confidence in the leadership of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. During its ordinary meeting held in Pretoria on Thursday, the CEM noted with “deep disappointment the unwarranted media attacks” on the basic education sector, in particular, on the character of Motshekga. The council affirmed the …

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Remarks on Building Sustainable Partnerships in Africa

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Remarks Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State University of Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar, Senegal August 1, 2012 Good morning. It is such an honor and a pleasure for me to be here, and let me begin by thanking the Foreign Minister. We are very proud that you were educated in part in our country, and we are very pleased to …

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Business development key to South Africa’s job growth


Rapid economic growth in South Africa must be accompanied by policies to boost job creation and training opportunities, particularly among youths, according to a report presented here today. Co-written by the African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the …

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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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