WENR, July/August 2000: Africa

Regional News  Africa  The African Virtual University (AVU), a World Bank-funded project, was successfully piloted between July 1997 and December 1999. During that time, AVU accomplished the following: Established 25 learning centers in 15 sub-Saharan African countries. Provided a total of 2,500 hours of instructional…

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eWENR, May/June 2000: Africa

Regional News  Africa  In 1969, it was estimated that four out of five women in Africa were illiterate. More than 30 years later, half of all African women still cannot read or write. Based on the latest projections for the period from 1990 to 2005,…

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eWENR, March/April 2000: Regional News, Africa

Regional News  Africa  KENYA Only 8,150 first-year students will be admitted to public universities in Kenya this year. A mere 27 percent of those students met the minimum entry requirements. Private universities are expected to absorb some of the surplus by admitting 1,200 students. However,…

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