Africa

WENR, February 2018: Africa

South Africa: Strong Growth of ELT Enrollments in 2017

More than 2,000 Secondary Schools Closed in Nigeria’s Benue State; and more


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

WENR, December 2017: Africa

Central African Republic: Teacher Shortage Threatens Education System

Private education in Sub-Saharan Africa steadily improving; and more


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WENR, November 2017: Africa

Nigeria: University Admissions Crisis Worsens

Kenya combats fraud; Five universities in Rwanda close; Sub-Saharan Africa behind in sustainable development


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WENR, October 2017: Africa

Kenya: New Visa Rules Could Hamper Student Flows

Anglophone Universities in Cameroon Shut Down; Corruption at Uganda’s Makerere University, and more


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WENR, September 2017: Africa

Libya: Only 12 out of 20 Universities Functional in 2011 Still Open in 2017

Libya’s higher education system falters; Malawi’s largest university splits; Surging demand strains Africa’s higher education systems, drives online enrollments


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

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.


Posted in Africa, Regional News Summaries

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