South Africa: Early Childhood Development gets a boost

Cape Town - More than 400,000 children accessing Early Childhood Development (ECD) facilities are being subsidised by government, said Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Speaking...

KENYA: Education boost for girls in Muhuru Bay

MUHURU BAY, 18 February 2011 (IRIN) - Carol Gor, 36, thought her chances of obtaining a secondary education ended 11 years ago when her...

South Africa: Major intervention on the cards for Eastern Cape education

Cape Town - Government is considering a sustainable intervention for the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape, said President Jacob Zuma. This follows concerns...

South Africa: Nzimande “Access to education has improved”

Cape Town - Access to education has improved over the past 17 years, Education Minister Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday. "Approximately 96% of children now gain...

EU assistance: Improvements in basic education in sub-Saharan Africa

EU assistance achieved some of the expected improvements in basic education in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but less than intended, according to a...

Education: An export industry for Ghana?

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN GHANA In 2008, education overtook tourism as the leading services export in Australia, only ahead of coal and iron ore in overall...

South Africa phases in free education for the poor

Cape Town - From this year onwards, government has announced that it would "incrementally introduce free education at the undergraduate level." Minister for Basic Education...

South Africa: Government to improve quality of education

Cape Town - Government has set clear targets to improve the quality of learner education in the country by 2014. Minister of Basic Education Angie...

Q&A: Calestous Juma and African innovation

Harvard globalisation professor Calestous Juma talks to SciDev.Net about how to get Africa's wealth of innovation making an impact Calestous Juma, director of the Science,...

Tunisia: Education and Revolution

When I told people in Pakistan that I would be moving to Tunisia, the initial reaction from almost everyone was a question: “Where exactly...

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