Kampala, Uganda: Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education and student mobility, was officially inaugurated at Makerere University on Tuesday 30 th January 2018 at a ceremony jointly organised by the Embassy of France in Uganda and Makerere University. Hon. Janet Museveni, Minister of Education and Sports, who was represented at the ceremony by Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, described Campus France’s launch as an important step in the France-Uganda cooperation in higher education, opening doors to scholars and researchers to access opportunities in France’s excellent institutions of higher learning. “Up until now, students from this region, which is predominantly Anglophone, have fo
LAGOS, Nigeria,: In his avowed commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, Nigeria’s business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is donating another N1.2 billion structure for running of business school in Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The building which will be handed over to the university management formally next month is a state of the art edifice and will effectively mark the commencement of study of business in the institution and the first in the Northern part of Nigeria. It would be recalled that Dangote is also building a similar business school in the University of Ibadan and would be commissioned anytime soon. The Business Schools being undertaken by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, according to the Presiden
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Ms. Connie September, has welcomed extra efforts the higher education and training institutions and the Department of Higher Education and Training were making in dealing with registration challenges. “Whilst taking issue with the short period within which they had to respond to the new policy, the institutions nevertheless welcomed the decision of free education for the poor. It is worth noting that these institutions are now working with each other in a coherent way due to the new policy,” Ms. September said. “We must also welcome the efforts made by the institutions to take the opportunity to make improvements in the manner applications are processed, as wel
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Jeff Radebe, MP, will visit Portia Shabangu Secondary School, in Mpumalanga as part of government back to school programme. The objective of the FSDM visit is to motivate and encourage learners in 2018 academic year, especially those in matric to focus on their studies and emphasize the importance of education in uplifting our society with the knowledge that government is behind them and wishes them all the success in attaining their goals. Education is identified as one of the key elements in creating a better and more prosperous South Africa by 2030. It is also the first priority outcome in the current Mediu...
Kampala, Uganda: The Makerere Universality Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has constituted a team of eleven members to study the visitation committee report with the view of making formal response that will be discussed extensively by the University Management and thereafter send it to the University Council for a formal submission to the Minister of Education and Sports. Addressing the press on 03rd January 2018, Prof. Nawangwe the study of the visitation Committee report, will also help the University contribute to the white paper development process, identify areas for immediate implementation and those that may need further clarification from the Ministry of Education ad Sports. On 29th December 2017, the Visitation Committee handed over its report to the Presi
TRIPOLI, Libya: The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) has rehabilitated three schools in Ubari, South Libya, and handed them over to the Municipality. During the ceremony, which took place on Monday in one of the rehabilitated centers, Althanwia School, the Acting Mayor of Ubari municipality, Mr. Abou Baker Gansou stated: “I would like to congratulate the residents of Ubari after the end of the rehabilitation of these schools and I call on all the people of Ubari to maintain and protect the facilities." I would like to congratulate the residents of Ubari after the end of the rehabilitation of these schools As a result of the armed conflict in 2014, the three schools, Al-Qurania, Almarkazeiha and Althanwia, were scarcely serviceable. SFL rehabilitated the bui
CAIRO, Egypt: On Sunday, December 10, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Thomas H. Goldberger presented graduation certificates to 370 young Egyptians from Cairo, Alexandria, and the Nile Delta on their completion of the Access English Language Program. An additional 300 students from Upper Egypt will receive their graduation certificates in a separate ceremony in Luxor. The achievements of Access alumni are the greatest testament to the strength, effectiveness, and value of the program Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Access Program gives students two years of high-quality English language training and the opportunity to participate in extracurricular language learning activities. The American University in Cairo, AMIDEAST, and the Egyptian Education Resourc
CAIRO, Egypt: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt and the Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States in Cairo. On this occasion, a major celebration was held on December 6th, 2017 under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization will host the celebration, which is being held under the slogan “70 years of building peace in the minds of men and women in the Arab region”. The gala event will bring together a number of distinguished guests includi