Africa

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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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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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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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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Education in a Transitional Libya

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Libya faces significant challenges as it transitions to democracy and begins the process of building a new, post-Muammar Gaddafi nation. One of the most important building blocks will be higher education,


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Education in Nigeria

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews, and Caroline Ausukuya, Area Specialist for English-Speaking Africa & the Caribbean VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EVALUATING CREDENTIALS FROM GHANA, NIGERIA, AND KENYA   Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa,


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An Analysis of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Ethiopian Higher Education

By Kate Ashcroft and Philip Rayner Introduction The Ethiopian Government gives higher education a central position in its strategy for social and economic development. This has some advantages (for example 40 percent of the education budget goes on higher education)


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Education in Nigeria

By Jennifer Onyukwu, Educational Advisor, EducationUSA Nigeria VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EVALUATING CREDENTIALS FROM GHANA, NIGERIA, AND KENYA &nbsp Overview The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country is in the West African sub-region, bordered by Niger in the north,


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