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  • 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”.
  • Seychelles promotes eco-culture tourism in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia

    INDONESIA, 2017/05/29 Seychelles recently organized the visit of 15 youths and students from 8 nations to Kutai Kartanegara in East Kalimantan as part of its effort to help promote compassionate destinations of eco-culture in Indonesia. Seychelles Appropriate Envoy for ASEAN, Mr. Nico Barito, said the youth and students came from France, the Netherlands, Japan, Liberia, Madagascar, Belgium, Dominican Republic, and Italy.
  • Tom Hooper, CEO at Canterbury Development Corporation.

    WORLD, 2017/03/06 At a time at the same time as we have been reflecting on our recent completed, the annual influx of students is bringing an energy and vibrancy that reflects the city we are today and all the potential we have here in Christchurch and Canterbury. International students are attracted here by the established quality and reputation of our education providers. Recent openings like the University of Canterbury's Engineering Core and Rolleston College exemplify the new national-of-the-art educational facilities we have and demonstrate how well equipped we are for the next. I spoke last week at the Christchurch and Canterbury International Education Conference 2017 about the price of international education and its critical importance for our region's next.
  • Basic Education Minister Praises the Matric Class of 2016

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2017/01/13 There have been significant improvements in the Eastern Cape matric results, despite it being the country's worst-performing province from presently on again. Education MEC Mandla Makhuphula said on Thursday that the 2016 matric class improved the province's pass rate by 2.5 % points, from 56.8% in 2015 to 59.3%. This figure includes the results of progressed pupils. Progressed pupils are those who failed Grade 11 repeatedly before being automatically put into Grade 12. While the results did not recover all the ground lost by the drastic 8.6 % point drop between the 2015 and 2014 matric pass rates, it was at least an indication that things were turning around.
  • Rwanda: Results of 1000 Candidates Withheld Over Malpractices

    RWANDA, 2017/01/13 The Ministry of Education has withheld results of 1,079 candidates who sat Primary Leaving and Ordinary Level exams in 2016 over various malpractices, officials from Rwanda Education Board said. Speaking next releasing the results, yesterday, Emmanuel Muvunyi, the director-general of examinations at Rwanda Education Board, said the malpractices occurred during the exams period and during marking.
  • New education system to lay emphasis on continuous assessment

    KENYA, 2016/12/30 A proposed curriculum to be unveiled next year at a conference stresses continuous assessment tests over summative evaluation. While releasing the 2016 KCSE examination results on Thursday, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said the changes would focus on continuous evaluation. “This will require reforming of teacher training framework, a retraining of critical actors in the evaluation chain and a relook at the spectrum of assessment,” the minister said.
  • 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.
  • Young Namibian “Ambassadors” off to Germany: 19 Namibian German Language Learners on AGDS Student Exchange to Germany

    GERMANY, 2016/11/24 On 21 November 2016, the Association of German School Societies in Namibia (AGDS) and Cultural Counsellor at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Namibia Ullrich Kinne saw off 19 students from different Windhoek schools, who were leaving on a student exchange to Germany. In return, the guest children from Germany will spend 6 to 8 weeks in Namibia during their summer holidays to as well get to know the people and the country
  • 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.