EDUCATION

Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda African youth must reject foreign cultures and traditions including homosexuality as they prepare to take up leadership positions on the continent, Parliamentary Commissioner Cecilia Atim Ogwal has said. Speaking at the opening of the 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament, Hon. Ogwal warned that accepting the foreign cultures would be selling the future of Africa. “If you have started homosexuality, it’s not too late to stop it and preach to others to stop it,” said Ogwal adding that “If we do not do this, then we will already have sold our future.” The 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament has attracted participants from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Afri
UCU finishes second best African university in global law moot contest

UCU finishes second best African university in global law moot contest

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Washington DC, USA Uganda Christian University(UCU) has emerged the second best African university in the just concluded 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that test a law student’s comprehension of principles of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law among Universities globally. The Church of Uganda founded University also secured a place among the world’s top 50 universities in this prestigious competition which is held annually in Washington DC, USA. According to the final team rankings, UCU was the second best African team after University of Pretoria, which won all its four rounds becoming the best in Africa and the 5th globally. UCU won three out of the four rounds and was the second best in Africa and 47th globally out of the 121
Liberia to award the Best performing teachers

Liberia to award the Best performing teachers

AFRICA, EDUCATION
MONROVIA, Liberia The European Union in partnership with the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) has launched a national award for the best public school teachers and students in Liberia. "All public schools in the country are encouraged to nominate the best performing teachers in Liberia for the academic year 2017/2018 in the following categories: Early childhood, Primary school,  Junior high school, Secondary school, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and Rural Teacher Training Institute trainer/Teachers' College teacher.' reads the report The top public school teachers' nation-wide in each of the above categories, together with the best performing male and female students in the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WA
Gov’t Approves UCU Medical and Dentistry Courses

Gov’t Approves UCU Medical and Dentistry Courses

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, UGANDA
  Mukono Wednesday March 14th, 2018 The government of Uganda has accredited two medical programs to be run by Uganda Christian University. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery are the some of the new UCU academics programs accredited by the National Council for Higher Education. The accreditation of the above academic program is communicated in a letter dated February 26, 2018 from Prof. Apuda Asibo the Executive Director National Council for Higher Education to Uganda Christian University. It announces accreditation of six new academic courses and re-accreditation of five other existing courses. The new courses are; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Development Economics, Bachelor of Proje...
Japan Grants Kshs 45.4 Million to seven projects in Kenya

Japan Grants Kshs 45.4 Million to seven projects in Kenya

EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL
NAIROBI, Kenya: The Government of Japan has been providing funds to non-profit organizations such as Self Help groups, CBOs, NGOs, Schools, Medical Institutions and County Governments through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. On 26th February 2018, seven Grant Contracts for GGP were signed by H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, the Ambassador of Japan to Kenya and the representatives of seven grantee organizations at the Embassy in Nairobi. The total amount of the seven projects is more than USD 457,000 (approx. Kshs 45.4Million). The Project for the Construction of Classrooms at Kwadadu Primary School (Kilifi County) Kwadadu Primary School was awarded 50,156 USD to construct four classrooms. Currently, the school has only one per...
Cameroon Student is the 11th Commonwealth Points of Light winner

Cameroon Student is the 11th Commonwealth Points of Light winner

EDUCATION
YAOUNDE, Cameroon: Noela Lyonga, representing Cameroon, is the founder of the ‘Noela Lyonga Foundation’, an organisation improving education for prisoners and engaging young people in volunteering. Through her ‘Inspire an Inmate’ programme, Noela has led training workshops for over 100 prisoners to support their economic reintegration into society when they leave prison. Using sports, music and art as tools for engagement, she has also helped over 380 young people to start their own first steps in volunteering. The award for Noela was announced on 15th February after presentation by Rowan Laxton, UK High Commissioner in Cameroon, on a visit Buea, where the Noela Lyonga Foundation is based. By inspiring over one thousand volunteers, she has given practical life skill
Bahir Dar University Launches English Access Microscholarship Program

Bahir Dar University Launches English Access Microscholarship Program

EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL
 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia:The English Access Microscholarship Program in Bahir Dar was launched at Bahir Dar University today (February 26, 2018). “Through the Access program, Ethiopian youths will acquire English language and life skills that will create new opportunities and pave the way to a successful future,” said Counselor for Public Affairs David Kennedy.  He added, “These students are part of Access programs already underway in Debre Birhan, Haramaya and Hawassa. Currently more than 300 youths are participating in Access, and we are extremely proud of their progress.”Through the Access program, Ethiopian youths will acquire English language and life skills that will create new opportunities and pave the way to a successful futureSponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. E
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