Africa

WENR, May 2016: Africa

Ghana and South Africa plan policy responses to transnational education

South Africa plans to unveil a policy to address the internationalization of its higher ed sector in 2017. Ghana seeks to limit the growth of branch campuses seen as a competitive threat to its domestic higher ed sector.


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WENR, April 2016: Africa

South Africa: Unrest and economic turmoil spark interest in international mobility

Student protests have been roiling South African campuses for months. Observers say the unrest is causing an uptick in interest in international mobility


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WENR, March 2016: Africa

Zimbabwean higher ed exports skilled workers to South Sudan

Zimbabwe will send nearly 20,000 graduates to South Sudan to fill positions in teaching, nursing, and lecturing at polytechnics and colleges.


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WENR Regional News, 2016: Africa

10 campus closures; audits of dozens more

In response to allegations of rampant cheating and “rogue colleges and universities,” Kenya’s Commission for University Education (CUE) shuttered 10 campuses of one of the country’s…


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WENR, December 2015: Africa

Science and education bodies to merge

The Africa Union has merged its science and education bodies in a move designed to improve sectoral relationships, effectiveness and efficiency. The African Ministerial Council…


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WENR, November 2015: Africa

Proposals to boost African universities

Recommendations for strengthening African universities were agreed at a high-level event titled “A Strategy to Strengthen Higher Education in Africa for Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals…


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WENR, October 2015: Africa

Growth in Numbers Versus Growth in Skills

Universities have ill-equipped graduate recruits for the new demands placed on them by the working world – a problem highlighted by the estimate that 365,000 South African graduates are unemployed, despite…


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WENR, September 2015: Africa

Call to Implement Bologna Process-Inspired Reforms in Africa

The African Union Commission is pushing for all of its 54 member countries to ratify the UNESCO-backed 2014 Addis Convention – the Revised Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and…


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WENR, July/August 2015: Africa

South Africa Dominates Africa University Rankings

A new university ranking compiled by Thomson Reuters has listed the top 10 tertiary institutions on the African continent, led by South Africa’s University of Cape Town…


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WENR, June 2015: Africa

Overseas-Educated Graduates Underused

African and European cooperation has produced a growing number of African graduates who have studied abroad. But the continent is not benefitting as much as it should…


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