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.
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.
France loans Kenya $30 Million to Improve Higher Ed Infrastructure
The French Development Agency (AFD) has agreed to provide a $30 million dollar grant to 39 Kenyan universities, in a bid to improve access and quality in the higher education sector.
Kenya: New Requirements for Masters’ Degrees?
Proposed guidelines may make it harder for Kenyan students to obtain masters’ degrees. The new guidelines are the latest in a series of efforts to increase the rigor of Kenya’s higher education sector during a period of soaring demand and capacity.
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.
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
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.
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…
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…
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…