The competition which is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 encourages the youth to explore nuclear technologies.
Nigeria’s edtech startup uLesson has raised $7.5 million Series A funding led by Owl Ventures, with inclusion from existing investors, TLcom Capital and Founder Collective and participation from new investor LocalGlobe.
Three Kenyan teams that excelled at the Huawei ICT Competition Global Finals have today been awarded at an event held at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW), together with the Government of Burkina Faso, UNICEF and Enfants du Monde, launched a new multi-year programme to provide education to over 800,000 children and adolescents in Burkina Faso.
atingi, the digital learning platform of The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has exceeded expectations in its first year.
Knowledge Officer has announced the launch of the Tech Fellowship, a comprehensive and fully funded program for most in-demand specializations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls' Education and Women's Literacy Project - the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls.
[Column] Zohra Yermeche: Digital Inclusion - what does equal access to education mean in the digital age?
The COVID-19 crisis, and the impact which it has had on learning across the world, has highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world.
NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, a company involved in building internet communities, has announced that its subsidiary Edmodo has been selected by the Ministry of Education in Ghana as the exclusive online learning platform.
59 women in Business from 24 different organizations just concluded a 3-day virtual training on integrating new technologies into their businesses organized by the Women in Technology Huawei (WITH) program,
Huawei’s digital classroom initiative DigiTruck has marked its 1-year anniversary by achieving the milestone of training more than 1,500 youth across 13 locations in 8 counties in Kenya.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has approved $300 million in new grants to transform education systems in the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced $22.2 million in catalytic investment grants to accelerate education in emergency response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The World Bank approved $150 million in IDA financing for a program of policy and institutional reforms intended to accelerate human capital development for inclusive economic growth in Rwanda.
Africa’s private education provider, ADvTECH, announced the launch of MindSharp, a premium dynamic digital learning platform aimed at upskilling individuals and corporate teams.
J2 has donated laptops and software to Rural Reach, a small non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the needs of the isolated and often neglected rural communities across the country.
2020 has been the year of many firsts, on several levels. Collectively, these have not only made businesses accelerate their digital transformation efforts, they have also pushed schools and universities to do the same.
The World Bank approved a $400 million program to support Morocco’ social protection system, as part of the kingdom’s sweeping reforms to strengthen its social safety nets.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a Nigeria energy Company, continues to make notable strides with its drive to improve the standard of education in the country, particularly for its host States.
After successfully piloting Gumzo For Schools, a video conferencing system designed specifically for e-learning in Africa, Usiku Games has enhanced its platform to allow tutors to continue providing private tuition.
Shell Nigeria boosts Enugu State University of Science and Technology training capacity with new ICT centre
Nigeria’s deep-water energy company, The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has donated an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centre to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology.
The Mastercard Foundation and UNICEF have joined forces to advance the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service to provide quality and equitable learning opportunities for more than nine million children in Ghana.
As part of its Young Africa Works program in Senegal, the Mastercard Foundation has partnered with Pan-African fintech InTouch to support the 10 000 Jambaars project, which will deploy a network of 10,000 agents to provide digital services.
784 Kenyan civil servants last week graduated after successfully completing a one week ICT training organized by Huawei in collaboration with the ICT Authority.
The World Bank approved an education program supported by a $61.5 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the Sudan Basic Education Support Project.
Over the last two decades, Ethiopia has registered fast economic growth which has led to significant national poverty reduction.
Liquid Telecom, the pan-African communications service provider has successfully connected 152 schools to website domains as part of a broader effort to enhance schools abilities to deliver online learning.
Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), one of Africa’s largest private alternative investment managers, has announced the first investment of its Education Investment Impact Fund of South Africa (EduFund), with the Sifiso Learning Group.
More than 800 students and their parents from 22 primary schools across Kenya have benefited from Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) education delivered through digital platforms, by the Nestlé for Healthier Kids Programme.
Technology is getting us through the pandemic, and technology can also drive our continent’s recovery in the post-pandemic era, writes Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa.
Almasi Ndangili is the founder of Imarisha East Africa Productions Ltd, a Kenya-based talent academy promoting education through edutainment.
Huawei, rain and Wits University have jointly launched South Africa’s and Africa’s first 5G laboratory, which gives students access to a live 5G environment.
The African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda to support the Rwanda Coding Academy, set up to develop top technology talent to drive a booming, innovation-driven digital economy.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University partners with Plug and Play to launch accelerator programme in Morocco
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), an academic and research institution, has partnered with global innovation platform, Plug and Play, to launch an Open Innovation Hub in Morocco.
atingi.org, a free-to-use German-backed eLearning platform has announced that it is now available in 54 countries across the African continent.
iHub owned by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the acquisition of edtech startup and digital educational content provider eLimu.
The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19.
Kenyan students have made it to the global finals of the Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa ICT Competition scheduled for November 2020.
iHub Ltd. Kenya’s foremost technology Incubation and Accelerator space based in Nairobi and owned by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced its acquisition of eLimu, an EdTech firm and digital educational content provider in East Africa.
Apex Industries, an oil and gas conglomerate based in Equatorial Guinea and headed by Don Leoncio Amada Nze has entered into a 5 year Funding Partnership Agreement with the National University of Equatorial Guinea.
Siemens Energy inaugurated a service center and a training academy in Egypt which combines a repair center, a tooling center and a spare-parts warehouse under one roof.
Ericsson and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to a global partnership that will provide internet connectivity mapping to educational institutions in Nigeria and 34 other countries.
The United States, through the USAID and Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation signed an agreement to add $22.8 million to the five-year Inclusive Economic Governance bilateral assistance agreement.
Orange has announced the launch of its online training platform "Orange Campus Africa" in partnership with the Virtual University of Senegal (UVS) during GSMA Thrive Africa.
The Yidan Prize Foundation, a global philanthropic educational foundation inspiring future progress and change in education, announced the 2020 laureates of the Yidan Prize.
Orange Egypt signed a cooperation agreement with Elsewedy Technical Academy to provide students with a set of educational scholarships, integrated educational and training program over a 3-year period.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.
Liquid Telecom has concluded a six-week long online training for over 100 teachers in Western Kenya, as part of efforts to provide complimentary training to enhance remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ambassador Selby Pillay, High Commissioner of Seychelles accredited to India, signed a MoU with Telecommunications Consultants India for the e-VidyaBharti (e-education) and e-ArogyaBharti (tele-medicine) project (e-VBAB).
The World Bank approved a $104 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of skills development programs for Mozambican youth.
The WGI Worldwide Company and GE announced the launch of Lyra, a new app-based education platform that uses innovative advanced speech recognition and touch screen analysis to teach reading and writing.
Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education has signed a cooperation protocol with Orange Egypt to provide hosting services and provide the cloud infrastructure necessary to operate and manage a digital platform for e-lessons.
Ethiopia has received $14.85 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to boost its response to disruptions in education caused by COVID-19.
Ericsson and UNICEF have announced a global partnership to help map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of 2023.
Huawei Kenya launched their new initiative UniTech Talk a regular lecture series for University lecturers, students and tech enthusiasts to share the latest technologies, industry trends, development policies and insights.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF urged governments on the continent to promote a safe return to the classroom while also limiting spread of the virus.
Bechtel has completed its decade-long master planning and construction partnership with the Government of Gabon, together creating a roadmap to prosperity.
Makini Schools has introduced the Cambridge Curriculum to its current offering. The school will also continue to offer the National curriculum, both the 8-4-4 and the CBC in which it is a Government Control School.
With more than six million students out of school due to closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank Board approved a project to support continued learning at home, and safe transition back to school during recovery.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in the context of coronavirus disease.
The World Bank approved a $45 million International Development Association (IDA) grant for South Sudan to continue to improve access to basic infrastructure and strengthen community institutions.
The First Bank of Nigeria announced that thousands of students have been signing up to access the e-learning solutions for free which is provided in partnership with Roducate and Lagos State Government.
Avaya is helping African students unable to access primary and secondary schools as a result of COVID-19-related closures to stem this loss with video collaboration app.
The World Bank approved $150 million to enable greater access to higher quality secondary education among Ugandan children in safer and better equipped learning environments that are also supportive of girls’ education.
Vumatel has officially launched the 'Free Fibre to Schools' Programme - an initiative that aims to provide schools with lightning-fast fibre for free in Polokwane, Limpopo.
A six-year project to develop industrial skills among Ghana’s workforce has improved the engineering and manufacturing skills of young people, promoted economic competitiveness and contributed to an improvement in the quality of life.
The European Union is providing €64.7 million in humanitarian aid for countries in the southern Africa region to help support people in need dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions such as persistent drought.
UNICEF and the Government of Puntland in Somalia have launched the Learning Passport, a digital remote learning platform where children can access educational content both online and offline from their homes.
USIU-Africa and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to enable 1,000 high-performing students receive quality education and leadership development over the next 10 years.
The World Bank approved $125 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to increase equitable access to quality general secondary education and to strengthen skills development programs particularly for girls in Cameroon.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through a new initiative known as the Start Them Early Program (STEP), is introducing agribusiness training in secondary schools in Oyo State.
Safaricom has extended free access to digital education content for primary and secondary school students to 8th September 2020 following the extended closure of learning institutions.
USAID announced $15 million to support a partnership between Arizona State University and the Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana to create an innovative research and training center to improve African supply-chains.
The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted €11.2 million to 4-year higher education partnerships to develop the capacity of distance learning at higher education institutions.
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has commenced plans to adopt Remote Online Proctoring for the conduct of its professional banking and certification examinations.
Uganda’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 is projected to be between 0.4 and 1.7% compared to 5.6% in 2019, according to the latest edition of the Uganda Economic Update released by the World Bank.
KaiOS Technologies has announced that its smart feature phones are being distributed across the state of Lagos to help school children continue their education during the COVID-19 lock-down period.
Honoris United Universities has announced its expansion into West Africa by welcoming Nile University of Nigeria, known for its strong academic credentials and best-in-class faculties, into the network.
The World Bank approved $315 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to support job creation, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana.
As a sign of its strong commitment to Africa, the World Bank’s Sub-Saharan Africa Regional portfolio will now be managed by two Vice Presidents, covering Western and Central and Eastern and Southern Africa, respectively.
The World Bank approved a $50 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s flagship program for Free Quality School Education launched in 2018.
The President of Ghana launched the Ghana Accountability and Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP), which will help drive standards and quality in some ten thousand low-performing basic schools across the country.
Vodacom Business and Microsoft South Africa have partnered to provide access to continuous, connected digital learning for South Africa's education institutions.
300 students who have been shortlisted for Safaricom Foundation’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme are set to begin online classes this June.
[Kenya] Equity Group Foundation, Mastercard Foundation commit $1.93 million to support learning amid Covid-19
Equity Group Foundation and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to support over 14,600 students in the Wings to Fly and Elimu scholarship programs.
Facebook has launched a programme designed to equip the youth and general public across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills.
The Internet Society Foundation has launched a new grant programme that aims to expand economic growth, improve health outcomes, and increase educational opportunities.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are set to work together to develop technologies and infrastructure to support socio-economic development in South Africa.
Sales CRM Pipedrive has entered a partnership with the project 'Ambitious Africa', to empower collaborative projects in the fields of education, entrepreneurship, and entertainment between Africa and the Nordics.
Gauteng Education (GDE) MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that Schools in Gauteng recorded an 85% attendance of learners and educators for the first day of reopening of schools on Monday.
Vodacom has partnered with WITS University in Johannesburg to keep students connected to higher learning activities to help students stay on track to successfully complete the 2020 academic year despite not being on campus.
MultiChoice Group (MCG) announces its partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative which has resulted in the creation of 400 new job opportunities.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will provide an additional $250 million to help developing countries respond to the immediate and long-term disruptions to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Kenya] Check Point joins forces with Strathmore University to address cyber security skills shortage
Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced that its Check Point SecureAcademy education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announces a $1.5 million allocation to support the education in emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon.
South African Basic Education Minister said schools will reopen on 1 June 2020 with Grade7, Grade 12 and small schools being the first learners to return to the classroom.
In response to how the global COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched Ericsson Educate.
In an effort to aid online learning, Standard Bank is now providing students with a Student Loan facility which allows access to funding for equipment such as laptops/tablets and software.
Ecobank Group is leveraging its distribution and partner networks to raise awareness of literacy apps in the Google Play Store to support the education of children who are at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liquid Telecom has connected Kibabii virtual school in Bungoma County to its high capacity fibre network with the latest digital and collaboration tools to enhance remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.