Africa

WENR, July-August 2017: Africa

Zimbabwe: Government Closes 280 Private Colleges

280 private colleges shuttered in Zimbabwe; Nigeria reviews 200 applications from new universities; Burundi’s first doctoral school scheduled to open.


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WENR, June 2017: Africa

Nigeria: Two Thirds of Illegal Nigerian Migrants in Europe Are University Graduates

Highly educated Nigerians flee grim employment landscape at home; Ethiopia seeks to squelch cheating; Morocco recognizes degrees from private universities.


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WENR, May 2017: Africa

South Africa: Law Programs at Four Universities May Lose Accreditation

Quality challenges at South African law programs; Kenyan reforms seek to address degree fraud; Zimbabwe focuses on ways to combat degree mills.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, April 2017: Africa

Kenya: Multiple Universities Put On Notice After Identification of Degree Irregularities

A recent government audit found quality issues at most of Kenya’s 70 universities, many affecting the integrity of degrees.


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WENR, March 2017: Africa

Algeria: Government to Launch University-Research Clusters to Decrease Graduate Unemployment

University-industry partnerships are expected to be clustered in important fields like management, health and medicine, communication technologies, computing, civil and industrial engineering, aeronautics and operational research.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, February 2017: Africa

East Africa: Cross-Border Credit Transfer Moves Forward

Under a proposal of the Inter-university Council for East Africa, an estimated 150 million people in Eastern Africa will soon be able to freely engage in cross-border education…


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WENR, December 2016: Africa

Uganda: Busoga University Accused of Issuing 1,000 Fake Degrees

The incident caused diplomatic tension with South Sudan, as most of the students are high-ranking South Sudanese government officials and army members.


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WENR, November 2016: Africa

Uganda: University Protests Escalate

Lecturers and students at Uganda’s nine public universities have staged protests over the past few weeks and months. Lecturers are protesting lack of pay, while students are protesting a variety of grievances. Makerere University and Kampala University are among those most deeply affected.


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WENR, October 2016: Africa

South Africa: Widespread Protests Affect Operations at 17 Public Universities

Final exams scheduled for October may be cancelled if violence continues, creating a major financial burden for lower income families who have to pay for an additional semester or year in order for students to obtain a degree.


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WENR, September 2016: Africa

Uganda: 1,200 Nursing Graduates Lack Training to Practice

Some 1,200 nursing students received qualifications from four universities, but ran into roadblocks when they attempted to register for professional practice.


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