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Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Stanford Graduate School of Business (www.GSB.stanford.edu) (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is expanding two of its successful programs to Southern Africa: […]

Anger over ‘University of Zimbabwe brutal’ eviction

Anger over ‘University of Zimbabwe brutal’ eviction

HUMAN rights group and opposition parties have reacted angrily to the heavy-handed nature with which authorities at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) dealt with a demonstration by medical students on Monday following an upward revision of fees. Over 600 students in the faculty of medicine were forced out of their halls of residences in the […]

Pastor Evan Mawarire Charged As Trainee Doctors Expelled

Pastor Evan Mawarire Charged As Trainee Doctors Expelled

The University of Zimbabwe’s (UZ) evicted all medical students from campus residence Monday afternoon following a protest over an unwelcome decision to hike fees by at least 30 percent. “The security department has reported this morning that a gathering of medical students at the Students Union building had started throwing stones, a behavior that the […]

University of Zimbabwe students, police clash

University of Zimbabwe students, police clash

University of Zimbabwe (UZ) security clashed with medical students at the UZ campus yesterday when a demonstration against fees hike turned violent. Security replied with batons as hooded students threw missiles during the march by medical learners. Police later pitched up and arrested some of the students, together with #ThisFlag cleric Evan Mawarire who had […]

Ethiopia Was Colonised

Ethiopia Was Colonised

Like many African countries that were colonised by the British, Ethiopia’s educational system strongly privileges the English language. I learnt this first hand going through school in the capital Addis Ababa. Along with my classmates across the vast country, I was taught in my local language from Grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12). […]

South Africa Has Failed Its Young People. What Can Be Done About It

South Africa Has Failed Its Young People. What Can Be Done About It

It is more than 40 years since young people, first in Soweto, and then around the country, rose up against the apartheid regime. Initially their protest was against the introduction of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. But it quickly spread into a general uprising against apartheid. Four decades later and more than […]

Zambia Trains 1,400 Math & Science Teachers

Zambia Trains 1,400 Math & Science Teachers

The Ministry of General Education says it has trained over 1,400 teachers in mathematics, science and technological subjects under the fast track education program between 2015 to date. The fast track teacher education program which has been running since 2012 is a modular distance education program which enables teachers to attend residential school during holidays […]

Where Pupils, Teachers, Parents Prefer Gold Mining to Schooling

Where Pupils, Teachers, Parents Prefer Gold Mining to Schooling

As early as 10am, seven-year-old Joseph Ouma is standing in a muddy stream, filtering gold from the water channels connecting to River Okame in Amonikanine village, Buteba sub-county in Busia district. As ZURAH NAKABUGO reports, Ouma is just one of many children who have all but abandoned school in favour of more ‘lucrative’ activities. Asked […]

Ddumba-Ssentamu Speaks On His Chaotic 5 Years As Makerere Vice Chancellor

Ddumba-Ssentamu Speaks On His Chaotic 5 Years As Makerere Vice Chancellor

During a tumultuous five-year term as vice chancellor of Makerere University, PROF JOHN DDUMBA-SSENTAMU has put down at least two strikes in a semester by either students or lecturers. The chaos peaked with the closure of the university last year by President Museveni who later set up a probe team to look into the persistent […]

Young Rescuer of School Mates From Lake to Be Rewarded

Young Rescuer of School Mates From Lake to Be Rewarded

A brave young child, Tisekwa Gamungu, who sacrificed himself to rescue nine schoolmates from drowning in Lake Victoria after the dhow they were sailing capsized. A brave young child, Tisekwa Gamungu, who sacrificed himself to rescue nine schoolmates from drowning in Lake Victoria after the dhow they were sailing capsized, is now to be rewarded […]

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