Zimbabwe - U.S. Student Mobility Increases

The number of Zimbabwean students enrolled in U.S. higher education increased by 3.1 percent to just over 1200, according to the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released this week.This increase marks a five year high in the number of Zimbabweans studying in the U.S. since dollarization in 2009. more»

Africa Can Boost Economy By U.S. $500 Billion

Africa can boost its growth by a third and generate an "economic miracle" if it invests enough in the younger generation, says a top United Nations official tasked with promoting health and equal opportunities for the world's people. more»

Five U.S.-Ethiopian Universities Partnerships to Receive U.S. Embassy Seed Money Grants

To mark the conclusion of International Education Week, the Embassy of the United States of America today announced the results of a small grant competition to provide seed money for innovative partnerships between U.S. and Ethiopian universities. more»

Holistic Approach Will Transform Education, Microsoft Officials Say

Last week, Kigali hosted a three-day conference on innovation in education and ICT dubbed; "Innovation Africa 2014" which brought together ministers of ICT and education from 26 countries as well as leading ICT corporations such as Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Huawei, Oracle, Pearson and Samsung, among others. more»

Drama As 'Teacher Saves School From Bomber'

It was never imagined that two schools could be targeted by bombers within two days in Niger State , but it happened. The first was a tertiary institution - Federal College of Education, Kontagora - while the other was Maryam Babangida Science College named after a former first lady, Maryam Babangida, by the government of Dr. Mua'zu Babangida Aliyu. Two bombers were involved. more»

Ebola Outbreak Affects Key Development Areas in Sierra Leone

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country's move towards meeting key development goals.Agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy, has been the worst hit as many farmers have succumbed to the disease and many more have abandoned their farmlands in fear of contracting the virus. more»

Ebola Shutdown Brings New Fears of Rape and Teenage Pregnancy

Mabel, 15, was always the kind of girl who did well in class. She enjoyed maths, was good with numbers and aspired to be an accountant.But when the Ebola virus ripped through her community of Moyamba in southern Sierra Leone, killing family, friends and other children, Mabel's school was closed due to fears that large gatherings would exacerbate the spread of the virus. more»

Internet Revolution Can Destroy Scholarship, Says Soyinka

Foremost Nigerian writer and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka warned yesterday in Awka that if reasonable steps were not taken, the current internet revolution would destroy scholarship. more»

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