Africa

Post-Ebola Challenges for Education in West Africa

Alexa Tyler Bordner, Credential Evaluator at World Education Services REGISTER FOR FALL WEBINAR SERIES &nbsp In December 2013, an Ebola case was confirmed in Guinea that would spur the first major outbreak of the virus in Africa since 2007, spreading


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Posted in Africa, Education Policy, Humanitarian Issues

Education in Kenya

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews In 2003, the government of Kenya instituted a free primary education for all program, and then did the same for secondary education in 2008. As a result, nearly three million more students


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Posted in Africa, Education System Profiles

Established and Emerging Hubs for International Education in Africa and the Middle East

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews VIEW EDUCATION IN EGYPT WEBINAR ARCHIVE   Scores of countries, regions and cities around the world have established or declared their intentions to establish themselves as regional or global education hubs. Typically


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Posted in Africa, Middle East, Strategic Internationalization

Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

By Yuanyuan Fang, Megha Roy, Alejandro A. Ortiz – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS The number of international students from just a few countries on major U.S. campuses has increased to such a level that headlines


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Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Strategic Internationalization

School Examinations and Curricula in Anglophone West Africa: Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews SIGN UP FOR GHANA, NIGERIA, KENYA WEBINAR   The West African Examination Council (WAEC) conducts examinations in the five Anglophone countries of West Africa. In this article we offer a country-by-country


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Opportunities and Growth in Nigerian Student Mobility

By Megha Roy – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   From 2008 to 2012, the number of Nigerian students studying overseas at the tertiary level grew 98 percent (UIS 2012), with 14 percent of


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A Common Anglophone Curriculum under the West African Examinations Council

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews SIGN UP FOR GHANA, NIGERIA, KENYA WEBINAR   Established in 1952, the West African Examinations Council, known commonly as WAEC, is a regional examination body headquartered in Accra, Ghana that conducts


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Posted in Africa, Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues

Sub-Saharan Africa as an Emerging Market for Millennial Students

By Zhengrong Lu – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   The World Bank projects that regional GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa will grow more than 5% annually between 2014 and 2016, ensuring that it remains


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Posted in Africa, Archive, Mobility Trends

The World Ranking of Universities in Developing Regions

  VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN BRAZIL The three most-watched world university rankings are released every year between August and October in what has become known as ‘rankings season.’ Invariably the headlines focus on U.S. and UK dominance, with a


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Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East

Education in Egypt

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews, and Sulaf Al-Shaikhly, WES Area Specialist for the Asia & Middle East region In this article, we offer an introduction to the education system of Egypt, with insight on how best to


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