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  • World Teacher’s day: Gov’t urged to improve teachers’ productivity

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 Cameroonian teachers nationwide have exhorted the Cameroonian government to empower teachers with the requisite tools to be able to deliver their best in the present fast-paced world. While commemorating the 23rd edition of world teacher’s day today, the teachers noted that the theme for this year’s celebration, “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers,” reaffirms that peace and security are needed for the development of any country.
  • UN Chief Underscores Need To Invest In Africa’s Youth

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/09 The Group of Seven (G7) leaders has in its ‘Taormina Communiqué‘ underscored that “Africa’s security, stability and sustainable development are high priorities”. But it has from presently on to respond to UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ specific call for the need to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. The two-day G7 summit in Italy, in which the leaders of six other industrial nations – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the U.S. as well took part, concluded on May 27 in Taormina, a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. Speaking at a session on reinforcing the partnership between the G7 and Africa, the UN Secretary-General noted on the concluding day that the international community has a role in helping the continent adapt as it heads for a new wave of industrialization.
  • Study of mathematics on the decline in Africa – Prof Allotey

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 Despite the increasing importance of mathematics to economic and societal evolution, the study of the subject in Africa is declining, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana (AIMS-Ghana) has said. He said several reasons had been attributed to the poor national of affairs in mathematics in Africa such as: “Inadequate student number, particularly females due to poor teaching of mathematics in primary, junior and senior high schools, lack of motivation and incentives and poor employment prospects in mathematics in a lot of sections of the economy other than teaching”.
  • Higher earning Why a university degree is worth more in some countries than others

    AFGHANISTAN, 2016/12/11 A university education may expand your mind. It will as well fatten your wallet. Data from the OECD, a club of rich nations, show that graduates can expect far better lifetime earnings than those without a degree. The size of this premium varies. It is greatest in Ireland, which has a high GDP per chief and rising inequality. Since 2000 the unemployment rate for under-35s has swelled to 8% for those with degrees – but to additional than 20% for those without, and nearly 40% for secondary school drop-outs. The country’s wealth presently goes disproportionately to workers with letters next their names.
  • First Cohort of 226 Inmates and Prison Staff Graduate from the Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison

    SUDAN, 2016/11/24 The National Prisons Service of South Sudan (NPSSS) feted the graduation of the initial batch of 226 inmates and prison staff trained in eight trades at the Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison. In a ceremony held at the Vocational Training Centre on Tuesday, 134 (10 female) inmates were honored for successfully completing the four-month training, which included theory and extensive practical sessions. Ninety-two (22 female) prison staff as well trained in the eight specialties to serve as instructors for subsequent classes.
  • Pan African University Council Convenes in Second Ordinary Session

    BOTSWANA, 2016/11/11 The Pan African University Council has concluded its Second Ordinary Session at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Council is the highest governing body of the PAU, an African Union flagship programme established to address quality, relevance and excellence in accordance with the Aspiration 1 of Schedule 2063. The conference deliberated on a inventory of significant policy questions bordering on the implementation of a full-fledged university structure and network, inclunding budgetary, financial and administrative issues.
  • Egyptian University student develops light-weight bullet proof vests

    EGYPT, 2016/10/29 With a military insurgency still waging in Egypt, a young university student has ventured into a mission to try keep the security forces safe. At the British University in Cairo, Remon Ashraf is developing a new type of body armour that is both lightweight and relatively cheap to produce.
  • Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2016/10/22 UNESCO and UNDP in partnership with WB4ALL are organising a Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation Bootcamp for 16 students from the University of Juba from October 24 - 28, 2016 at the Regency Hotel in Juba, South Sudan. This bootcamp is the follow up to a series of previous YouthMobile workshops which have involved 43 young South Sudanese students on mobile app development since 2014
  • The Foundation of Africa's Future High quality education is key to overcoming Africa's economic challenges.

    BOTSWANA, 2016/08/18 The conversation about Africa has been shifting from one about shortfalls to one about opportunities. Africa is a known leader in commodity exporting, but the economic potential far succeeds that. Africa has an enormous coastline and is additional proximate to both European and North American markets than Asia. Currently, Africa leads the world in mobile adoption, which continues to offer the biggest cross-sectoral economic opportunities. In addition, Africa has recently been cited as being a potential leader in technology, sustainability and agriculture.
  • The Time is Now: Building a Human Economy for Africa

    AFRICA, 2016/05/13 For Africa this could not be additional evident as our major and best-educated generation is coming of age. By 2025, half of Africa’s people will be under the age of 25. They stand at the epicenter of the African Union’s people-driven schedule for the next half-century: it is they that will build an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa. Leaders of Africa’s governments, business and civil society gather in Kigali for the World Economic Forum on Africa conference this week. They must place young people - particularly our most squandered talent, our girls - front and center of public policy discussion. These young people will need jobs, challenges, and outlets for their creativity. Investing in them, and building the “human economies” that can support them with opportunities, is paramount.