Africa

WENR, March 2015: Africa

16 African Countries Sign Credentials-Recognition Agreement

The recognition – or lack thereof – of qualifications when a student moves from one country to another has long hampered the mobility of students, especially in developing countries…


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WENR, January/February 2015: Africa

Public Spending Increases for Universities

Kenya plans to increase funding of public universities by 10 percent in the coming fiscal year, which begins in July – the biggest funding rise in three years…


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WENR, December 2014: Africa

Doctorate to Become Requirement for University Lecturers

Kenya has set a higher qualifications threshold for the appointment of university lecturers. In a directive to be implemented in the next five years,…


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WENR, November 2014: Africa

Stakeholders Across Africa Agree on Need for Improved Quality in Higher Ed, Closer Cross-Border Collaboration

Positive tones emerged from the 6th International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa, held in Bujumbura, Burundi…


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WENR, October 2014: Africa

Brain Drain or Brain Circulation?

In 2010/11, there were 2.9 million tertiary-educated migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa living in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries…


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WENR, September 2014: Africa

East African Credit Transfer System Moves Closer to Reality

The five signatory countries to the East African Community have taken their biggest step yet towards harmonizing higher education…


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WENR, July/August 2014: Africa

Big Increase in Number of Chinese Scholarships

By the end of 2013, there were more than 35,000 African students in China and most of them were beneficiaries of Chinese …


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WENR, June 2014: Africa

Three-Month Lecturer Strike Ends

Universities in Benin have reopened after a more than three-month public sector strike ended in May. Lecturers had come under pressure to resume work, and some of their demands had been …


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WENR, May 2014: Africa

East African Nations Sign Cross-Border Fees Deal

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have signed a deal that harmonizes tuition fees at local rates for students from the three countries wishing to study at an institution in one of the other signatory countries. The move is part of a plan to …


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WENR, April 2014: Africa

An Overview of Excellence Initiatives Across the Continent

In January former president of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Goolam Mohamedbhai, wrote an article for University World News detailing continental higher education reform efforts in Africa. As part of that article …


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