Tag Archives: Education

Tanzania: Innovative Use of Technology to Keep Girls in School

Google announced its support of a groundbreaking initiative to empower girls and young women in Tanzania by merging education and technological innovation. The Google grant will provide 2,500 girls with a comprehensive high school scholarship that will cover all school essentials for one year — including school fees, uniforms, books, and school supplies.

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Manuel’s Plan to change people’s lives

Cape Town – Minister in the Presidency for National Planning Trevor Manuel says that in future, teachers should be tested regularly to determine their knowledge and competency and their salaries should be linked to learner performance.

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Information Technology and Changing Role of Teachers

One of the factors said to have retarded education development in Tanzania is the lack of teachers, qualified teachers for that matter. There is no doubt about the efforts by the government in trying to raise the standard of education and ensuring that all Tanzanians have access to education.

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South Africa: Young girls get science, tech skills

Johannesburg – A dynamic programme was re-launched today to help turn the tide against the growing shortage of young girls pursuing careers in the science and technology fields.

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Developing and using Open Educational Resources at KNUST

The information and communication technology (ICT) boom of the 1990s significantly influenced higher education and opened the way for harnessing it to enhance education. It influenced the way knowledge was developed, disseminated and acquired and in effect, opened up vast opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning. E-learning and subsequently, open educational resources were some of the innovations that this era ...

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Pupils go back to school, slowly

ABIDJAN, 2 November 2011 (IRIN) – The new school year began at the end of October in Côte d’Ivoire but is getting off to slow start as students struggle to return to study after post-election violence disrupted education in many schools for months.

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Major patent pool opens up research on neglected disease

Research on drug development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis and malaria will receive a boost from a major initiative launched by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last week (26 October).

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South African “Techno Girls” get skilled

Pretoria – Thousands of young South African girls will be given an opportunity to get a glimpse of the working world through job shadowing. At least 4,000 disadvantaged girls will be able to shadow their role models working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics during their school holidays.

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Charity reaches backpack milestone

A charity is helping impoverished children in Africa by sending 250,000 educational backpacks to schools.  Mary’s Meals is to transport about 6,000 backpacks filled with resources like pens and books to children in Malawi, bringing the total number sent overseas to 250,000.

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Africa’s road to tech success lies in hardware production

As the founder of the non-profit African Institute of Technology and Fasmicro(AFRIT), Africa’s first integrated circuit design house, Nigerian academic and inventor Ndubuisi Ekekwe is a strong campaigner for Intellectual Property Rights as a means of monetising technological innovation in Africa. He also believes that a change in educational mindset and an emphasis on hardware production are two factors that ...

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