Private pan-African higher education platform Honoris United Universities, says that Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur, EMSI, Morocco, and YK Business School, YKBS, Mauritius, formally joined the network as member institutions.
Investbridge Capital, an independent alternative asset management and advisory firm announced that it has arranged and advised on a $20 million direct investment by Dubai Investments into Africa Crest Education Holdings.
South African impact investor, E2 Investments (Pty) Ltd has announced its investment of R4.6 million in Numeric, a non-profit social enterprise delivering after-school mathematics to thousands of learners in South African primary schools.
Makeblock, the global provider of STEAM education solutions, has teamed up with the government of Cape Verde on a mission to bridge STEAM education gap on Cape Verde Islands, Africa.
Celebrating Safer Internet Day, Facebook has announced a number of partnerships across Africa with over 20 institutions to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all.
Orange and the National Distance Learning Centre, CNED, have announced a partnership to facilitate access to educational content on smartphones in Africa.
The future of technical education in Egypt has received a significant boost with the completion of a seven-day workshop for 1,300 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 60 vocational schools in 11 governorates across Egypt.
In his commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, business magnate Aliko Dangote is donating a N1.2 billion structure for running of business school in Bayero University, Kano.
[Burkina Faso] African Legal Support Facility trains WAEMU members in oil exploration and opportunities
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) organized two workshops in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on best practices for managing oil and mining exploration and exploitation contracts.
As the Kenya government introduces a new curriculum in the country’s education sector focusing more on talent development than academic pursuit, leading flower grower and exporter Oserian Development Company has introduced a music school at its supported educational institutions.
A mobile phone app, which has been developed to make high-quality maths education free and accessible to students from various socio-economic backgrounds, will be launched in South Africa in April 2018.
MainOne partners with West and Central African Research and Education Network to boost connectivity in research and education institutions
Following a highly competitive bidding process involving leading communications operators in Africa,Connectivity and Data Center solutions provider, MainOne has emerged winner of a 15-year contract to provide high-speed bandwidth services.
Aliko Dangote has assured that the N250 million University of Ibadan Business School being constructed by him would soon be ready for commissioning.
Imagine Education, a player in global solutions, and onQ™, a digital content delivery provider for communications have expanded their partnership, to support the Teachers First initiative for the Egyptian Ministry of Education.
The World Bank has approved a total amount of $60.4 million in the form of a credit from the International Development Association, and a grant from the Power of Nutrition Trust Fund ($10.4 million), to support the government of Cote d’Ivoire.
Grad Coach, a popular provider of 1-on-1 online tutoring to business, management and leadership postgraduate students, has taken a bold step into the podcasting arena by launching Grad Coach Radio.
[Côte d’Ivoire] Didier Drogba Foundation opens its first school, with support of Nestle and International Cocoa Initiative
350 children can now have access to quality education in the rural cocoa growing community, thus decreasing the risk of them engaging in child labour on cocoa farms.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says it is ready to collaborate with the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) to encourage female children to study Engineering.
Following the announcement of the NSC Matric Results by the Minister of Basic Education, Vodacom has recommitted to provide approximately 110 students with bursaries worth R12 million annually to take up studies at higher institutions.
The United Bank for Africa, UBA Cameroon, has built an ultra-modern business office in the University of Douala designed to provide modern banking services to students, staff and other esteemed customers.
Africa, continent of the youth, aims at a skills gap between rich and poor. But online education can be one important tool to improve the access to higher education.
Honoris United Universities has announced that its network institution in South Africa, Regent Business School, has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education to establish a branch in the capital city of Cairo.
Angola Cables and WACREN collaborate to expand connectivity among West and Central African research & education institutions
Angola Cables has announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network, the regional research and education network that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa.
In continuity to its world policy to support digital learning and its prevalence in the society to protect everyone’s right to equal opportunities, Orange Egypt has announced the launch of “Digital Learning” initiative.
Africa Business Communities interviews Maria Morapedi, Director of elearning platform for African corporate businesses, eTree Courses.
The Government of Rwanda and the Republic of Korea signed a financing agreement worth $7 million to support ICT development in schools.
[Egypt] The Almas Jiwani Foundation announces new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International
The Almas Jiwani Foundation has announced a new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International.
Ford Motor Company of Southern is making a significant contribution towards developing basic computer literacy by launching a community information technology center.
The rate of technological advancement in Africa is growing rapidly. Introduction of computer and internet in the 20th century has significantly improved the way of life across the globe and in the African continent.
The National Office of Professional Training, in partnership with the Guinean government’s Delivery Unit, completed a training program for business leaders from 25 Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the region of Boke, one of the country’s resource-rich provinces.
Siemens joins forces with German Development Cooperation to support vocational education and training in Egypt
Advancing their efforts to support Egypt’s vocational education and training, Siemens and the German Development Cooperation have announced a joint commitment to develop Zein Al Abedin Technical School in Cairo,
On November 9 and 10, 2017, two scientific symposiums were held in Yaoundé and Douala to mark the end of the training of 106 Cameroonian healthcare professionals in the postgraduate program in pediatric nutrition at the Boston University Medical School in the United States.
University of Abomey-Calavi becomes first Francophone West African University to join Mastercard Foundation scholars program
The University of Abomey-Calavi's commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost today with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
On Monday 6 November 2017 BCX, a member of the Telkom group, announced that the company has launched a digital learning platform which according to the company is designed to propel South African education into the digital future.
Africa is a continent which is filled with many young men and women, some of which have the aspirations and potential to pursue a career in the medical field.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Purdue University in the United States have agreed to work together to make technologies available to millions of farmers in Africa.
Area9 Learning and Valia Investments have signed a long-term exclusive partnership to advance adaptive e-learning for corporations in North Africa and Middle East and North Africa region.
[Mauritius] GE partners African Leadership University to empower African professionals with valuable digital skills
The African Leadership University (ALU) and GE Africa have announced the launch of the ALU Africa Industrial Internet Program.
Skye Business School has been awarded full accreditation status as a full-fledged banking/finance, business and continuous human capital training academy by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer is set to establish a new training center at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
The Shell Nigeria Gas has donated an ultramodern ICT Centre and well-equipped science laboratories to African Church Community Secondary School in Ewupe, a community hosting the company’s facilities in Ota area of Ogun State.
A new curricula focusing on entrepreneurship will now have a place in secondary schools in Nigeria.
Mastercard has launched its signature Girls4Tech™ programme at Sandtonview Primary School in Johannesburg, with the aim of driving interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) studies
The African Development Bank and its partners have launched a specialized training program for entrepreneurs and startups in the textile, apparel and accessories sector in Africa.
[South Africa] The Novartis Foundation partners with University of Basel to launch healthy schools for healthy communities
The Novartis Foundation, the University of Basel, together with other partners have launched Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 262 aviation professionals.
Today, new technologies including information communication technology (ICT) and e-learning have become the driving force in the education sector in Kenya.
The Islamic Development Bank and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding related to the cooperation in the education sector in Africa.
The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation has signed a partnership with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to further leverage resources and expertise to support sustainable economic impact in MCC partner countries in Africa.
Shell has launched its global education initiative, NXplorers, in Nigeria, in the latest effort to inspire young people to find solutions to the global challenges of food, water and energy in the face of an increasing global population.
Stadio Holdings Limited has listed in the Specialised Consumer Services sector on the main board of the JSE becoming the fifteenth company to list on the JSE this year.
Digital transformation initiatives in East Africa received a welcome boost as 52 skilled youth graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program.
40 employees from Samsung's headquarters in South Korea have gathered in Accra to take part in the company's annual Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP).
The cost to communicate in South Africa has been a hot topic in recent times, given the impact of the economic slowdown on the South African consumer and global trends on the cost of data.
Sixteen learners have received $12,000 in scholarship prize money courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive. The money will go towards tuition fees, stationery and textbooks in all schooling phases for the children of ages seven to 18 years.
Egypt and the United States have signed new bilateral assistance agreements and amendments worth over $100 million that support the Government of Egypt's economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and private sector led growth and job creation.
aNewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company has announced the opening of its Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies.
Astria Learning and the African Council for Distance Education collaborate to improve distance learning in Africa
Astria Learning, involved in developing technology that makes education accessible to everyone, is sponsoring the 2017 African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) board meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.
More and more learners are turning to online courses that enable them to participate in education over the web, at a distance from campus. Debates rage over how best to implement e-learning, particularly in regions such as Sub-Sahara Africa which are ripe for educational reform.
Javnyuy Joybert is the founder of COSDEF Group, a Cameroonian social enterprise business whose four startups staggered across education, employment, finance and ICT seek design solutions to Africa’s problems, create impact and make money.
FirstBank has developed an array of products and solutions targeted at enabling schools acquire attractive educational facilities to support their business whilst empowering parents and guardians to seamlessly send their wards back to school.
Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has appointed Aaron Fu as Managing Director for MEST
Sub-Sahara Africa has the highest number of adolescents and young adults in the world. Unfortunately, SSA is also the home of the worst adolescent/youth health portraits.
Attendees at the upcoming Digital Marketing Masterclass taking place in Uganda and Rwanda can win an iPad and other prizes. Africa Business Communities has asked Markedu founder Michael Leander what this event is all about.
The VC4A Startup Academy has opened its doors to budding entrepreneurs and is offering direct access to expertise proven to work for successful entrepreneurs and investors operating across Africa.
[South Africa] Vodacom and Eastern Cape Department of Education digitize education with launch of virtual teacher program
Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have taken the digitalisation of education in the province a step further through the launch of the ‘Virtual Teacher’ platform in East London.
Angele Messa runs Kamerbigbang.com an online business in Cameroon that works with the youth by equipping them with practical skills necessary to gain quality education which then facilitates their inclusion into the job market or transforms them into job creators.
PetroSA , the Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa, has donated R4 million for the complete reconstruction of the Maseleni Junior Secondary School, at Ntsetshe Village, Dutywa, in the Eastern Cape.
The Management of First Bank of Nigeria has unveiled new career employment models to accelerate career growth and development for staff members.
The future of Namibia is tied to how agile we are when it comes to embracing the right technology and fostering a new, savvy, leadership pool in Namibia.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company ADvTECH Ltd has confirmed the purchase of land at Tatu City, which will become the future home to a Crawford International School.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Huajian Group have agreed to work together to promote vocational and technical education and training in Africa.
[Column] Dr. Eino Mvula: Namibia's educational aspiration through a solid student financial assistance system
Around the world we celebrate our diversity, our different cultures and varying opinions. One thing we all seem to have as our common trait is the desire, almost an instinct that drives us to ensure that our children have better lives than we do.
Harvard University will host the first Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum (HAAAF) in Accra, Ghana on 24 – 26 August 2017 where global thought leaders will gather to address the challenges, successes and discuss the way forward for Africa.
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana entrepreneurs to benefit from $3 million Stanford Graduate School of Business program
Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced a $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.
SAP Africa has announced the appointment of Goutam Dev as its new Head of Education for Africa. The newly appointed executive has been with the enterprise services company since 2005.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has expressed satisfaction over the innovation introduced in the conduct of the 2017 edition of the competition.
Tanzania Women of Achievement launches mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa
Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) has launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa.
Grad Coach, a leading postgraduate support provider, has launched a first of its kind Master’s dissertation and thesis service.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Online Education - Linking up Africa with some of the best colleges in the world
Bill Gates wrote in his 2015 letter to his foundation that soon, world class education will just be several computer taps away, regardless of where anyone lives.
Grad Coach, a leading South African postgraduate support provider, has launched a free MBA Q&A service that allows MBA students to get answers to their burning questions, all at no cost.
First Bank of Nigeria has expanded its Financial Literacy program to the Eastern part of the country with the launch of its Financial Literacy program for Secondary Schools in Ebonyi State, under the auspices of the FirstBank FutureFirst Program.
GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company has announced a skill development partnership programme involving its GE Lagos Garage.
Burhani Engineers Limited has signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government to provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county.
[Kenya] M-Shule receives cash investment from Engineers without Borders Canada to scale education by SMS
Engineers Without Borders Canada has announced its investment in M-Shule, a Kenyan-based EdTech company using SMS to deploy tailored education content for children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Furnishing one's CV with a list of qualifications is essential to getting ahead in many sectors of the economy. This holds true throughout the world, including in Africa.
Guaranty Trust Bank has transformed the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba, into a state of the art learning and recreation facility.
Actis , a leading investor in growth markets, announced today a major pan-African higher education initiative - Honoris United Universities.
The Senate of Nigeria has approved the National Youth Service Corps scheme for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
M-learning, online courses and other aspects of e-learning technology have the potential to enhance education provision in Africa in numerous ways.
After a highly selective and intensive 4-months preparation the first 20 talents of Fast-track Acquisition of Skills Training in Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship are now ready to be immersed at leading enterprises in Senegal.
2U, Inc., a market leader in delivering best-in-class digital education in partnership with the world's top colleges and universities, has announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of GetSmarter.
Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has transformed the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba into a state of the art learning and recreation facility.
United Bank for Africa's Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa, is visiting schools in African countries to encourage young children embrace the culture of reading.
South African Investment Bankers have lauded the Lagos Business School for hosting the International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) for the Banking Sector and Training Authority (BANKSETA).
Southern Business School Namibia is proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Feitjie Veldskoen-Kapofi as Deputy Director.
[Ghana] UNHCR launches world's first satellite enabled interactive distance learning project for refugee children
A new project enabling refugee children in the Ampain camp in Western Ghana to receive high quality teaching via distance learning is now fully established.
As e-learning becomes more widely adopted in Africa,, self-improvement and distance education courses which once seemed infeasible are now becoming increasingly available.
Harvard University opens its first cross disciplinary research Center for African Studies on the African continent
Harvard University’s Center for African Studies has opened its first Africa office in Johannesburg South Africa
Vodafone Foundation launches project targeting over five million children with online education materials
Vodafone's charitable arm is launching Instant Schools For Africa across six countries to provide free access to quality online educational materials.