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Reforming and revitalizing higher education sector crucial for Africa’s development, experts say

The fourth Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and the African Transformation Agenda ended in Dakar Friday with experts making concrete recommendations for consideration by policy makers, universities, regional and continental organizations on how to align higher education policy with science, technology and innovation (STI) and industrial policies to support the transformation of Africa’s economies in line with the continent’s integration and development agenda. read more

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Destructive impact of conflict on education highlighted in four-country African youth survey

Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is impacting the learning prospects of young Africans according to a new UNICEF survey carried out in four countries. read more

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US Offers 6 million worth Scholarship to 140 Nigerians.

The government of the United States of America has given out scholarships which is worth 6 million USD to 140 Nigerian students across universities and colleges in Nigeria. At an orientation held for the 140 scholarship recipients, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Nigeria mentioned that their move to provide this support to excellent students is geared towards alleviating financial barrier faced by most brilliant or talented students which prevent them from pursuing higher education, and also for most Nigerian students studying in the US. Mr. Aruna Amirthanayagam, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, also said that their advising centres in Abuja and Lagos assist high achieving, low income students to apply to US colleges and universities that will offer admission with full scholarships. read more

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Lack of skilled power and the cost it has on doing business

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SAMSUNG commit to improving digital transformation in Africa’s education system.

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Developing World’s Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report

Seventeen years from now, half the global stock of capital, totaling $158 trillion (in 2010 dollars), will reside in the developing world, compared to less than one-third today, with countries in East Asia and Latin America accounting for the largest shares of this stock, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Global Development Horizons (GDH) report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the next two decades. read more

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Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Developing world’s share of global investment to triple by 2030
  • China, India will be developing world’s largest investors
  • Boost to education needed so poor can improve their well-being

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South Africa’s Professor Jonathan Jansen To Be Honored At Awards Gala In New York City, June 3, 2013

South Africa's Professor Jonathan Jansen To Be Honored At Awards Gala In New York City, June 3, 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Education Africa) read more

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2013 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival Programme full of New Highlights

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