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Access Power launches 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition with the Support of Power Africa

Access Power launches 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition with the Support of Power Africa

Access Power , a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets and a Power Africa partner, today announced the launch of ACF 2017, the third edition of the highly successful funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa. The official opening of the submissions process was announced today at the […]

One Campaign Launches Initiative to Get 130 Million Girls Back to School

One Campaign Launches Initiative to Get 130 Million Girls Back to School

ONE Campaign, an international advocacy and campaigning organisation, has disclosed that 130 million girls are not in school globally. In a statement on Monday, the group noted that because poverty is sexist, girls in the poorest countries are less likely to receive an education than boys. “This means a generation of adolescent girls is being […]

Meet Zimbabwe’s whizzkid who skips grades

Meet Zimbabwe’s whizzkid who skips grades

At four years, most children will be struggling to spell their names properly. Some will still be failing to sing their kindergarten hymns with clarity. Epworth’s Tinotenda Manyemba is a distant exception from what his peers are. At that age, he was already topping his class in Grade One, displaying his extraordinary academic abilities. How […]

Ethiopia, Finland to Work On Increasing Access, Quality Education

Ethiopia, Finland to Work On Increasing Access, Quality Education

Education Ministry said Finland would work jointly with the ministry in increasing access to quality education across the country. This was disclosed during a day-long seminar in connection with the centennial anniversary of the Finish State Independence organized by the Finland Embassy here yesterday. Opening the seminar, Education Minister Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam said the existing […]

Swazi King Mswati III’s Role in Schools Chaos Ignored

Swazi King Mswati III’s Role in Schools Chaos Ignored

A command made by Swaziland’s autocratic King Mswati III that schools must not charge parents top-up fees is about to be overturned following years of confusion. And, Swazi Government ministers and the media in the kingdom are rewriting history to erase the King’s part in the chaos. In February 2014, in a speech opening Parliament […]

New Education Curriculum Stirs Outcry in Zimbabwe

New Education Curriculum Stirs Outcry in Zimbabwe

A Teachers union is soliciting for 500 000 signatures from members with the aim of petitioning President Robert Mugabe to stop the implementation of the new curriculum introduced by education minister, Lazarus Dokora. Dokora, in January this year, introduced a new curriculum in the primary and secondary education system “without” consulting teachers and other stakeholders. The […]

Cameroonian English-speakers Asked to Send Kids Back to School

Cameroonian English-speakers Asked to Send Kids Back to School

Officials in Cameroon are calling on parents in English-speaking areas to send their children back to school, as the Central African country grapples with a continued divide over language. Schools in English-speaking areas have been closed since teachers went on strike November 21, mainly over what they and allied lawyers consider the overbearing use of […]

South African Stellenbosch University Adopts ‘Redress’ Admissions Policy

South African Stellenbosch University Adopts ‘Redress’ Admissions Policy

Stellenbosch University has adopted a revised admissions policy for 2018 which aims to redress past inequalities. “The university recognises the need to reserve places for socio-economically disadvantaged students, regardless of racial classification,” the higher education institution said in a statement at the weekend. It said these students would be those who achieved the minimum requirements […]

Thousands Could Drop Out of School As Zimbabwe Govt Fails to Pay Fees

Thousands Could Drop Out of School As Zimbabwe Govt Fails to Pay Fees

AN estimated 339 000 pupils might drop out of school this year owing to government’s failure to adequately fund the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) initiative, meant to assist vulnerable children with their school fees. The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare recently revealed that the programme will only be able […]

Kenya to Scrap National Exams Under New Education Plan

Kenya to Scrap National Exams Under New Education Plan

A new education system that will replace the 8-4-4 was unveiled Monday and will phase out the national examinations currently done at the end of primary and secondary school cycles. Unlike the current system that is heavily focused on examinations, the new one will be competency-based and will give more emphasis on identification of talents […]

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