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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.
  • Cameroon: Giving Priority to Education

    CAMEROON, 2017/09/11 Schools opened their doors yesterday for the 2017-2018 academic year amidst fears of whether or not the expected smooth return to classes will be observed nationwide. If in the Far North and East Regions the reserve has been imposed by insecurity and refugee influx, the case in the North West and South West has been provoked by disturbances observed last academic year as a result of trade union claims on better academic performance that were transformed into political machinations, particularly by Cameroonians in search of greener pastures abroad. Their views have been woven into the current realities in the country boasted by the social media that has provided a golden platform for varied pieces of data, some intended to create fear and intimidation. Those who initially posed problems related to the content of the Anglo-Saxon sub-system of education in the country saw themselves relegated to the background.
  • Cameroon: English-speaking Students Do Not Return to School

    CAMEROON, 2017/09/11 Millions of school children have failed to show up for the start of the school year in Cameroon's English speaking regions, even next the government freed most of the jailed leaders of anglophone protests. A teacher at Ntamulung bilingual high school in Bamenda, Cameroon, is teaching 20 children who have shown up on day one of the school year. At least 70 were expected in the classroom.
  • Poor End of Year Results for Cameroon Students

    CAMEROON, 2017/08/26 Authorities blame this year's nose-dive on the socio-political climate in the English-speaking part of the country that saw a shutdown of schools, grounding two of the three yearly terms of studies. The Advanced Level scored 35.32 per-cent pass while Ordinary level made 25.29 percentages passed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education - KOICA Alumni Cameroon Assists Orphans

    CAMEROON, 2016/09/17 The second award of scholarships to orphans and vulnerable children in Bafia took place on September 10, 2016. The Korean International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, Alumni Association, Cameroon (KAAC) has once additional brought hope to children in need in Bafia, Mbam and Inoubou Division of the Centre Region. This was during the second award of scholarships to orphans and vulnerable children in the area on Friday September 10, 2016.
  • 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.