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[South Africa] Ford launches community IT center to promote computer literacy
05-12-2017 | 07:33:49
Ford Motor Company of Southern is making a significant contribution towards developing basic computer literacy by launching a community information technology center.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Four key essentials of e-learning in Africa
04-12-2017 | 11:03:00
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.
[Guinea] National Office of Professional Training completes training with 25 MSMEs in Boke Region
29-11-2017 | 12:22:00
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
27-11-2017 | 11:09:54
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,
The Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa enables training of more than 100 healthcare professionals
15-11-2017 | 11:45:00
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
09-11-2017 | 09:25:00
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.
[South Africa] BCX launches a free digital learning platform
08-11-2017 | 14:00:00
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.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Medical Education system in Africa- change not continuity
06-11-2017 | 14:56:00
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.
AfDB partners with Purdue University to make technologies available to African farmers
03-11-2017 | 14:00:00
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 and Valia partner to advance corporate e learning in North Africa
01-11-2017 | 07:10:29
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
26-10-2017 | 08:54:12
The African Leadership University (ALU) and GE Africa have announced the launch of the ALU Africa Industrial Internet Program.
[Nigeria] CIBN grants Skye Bank’s Business School full accreditation status
24-10-2017 | 14:15:00
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.
[South Africa] Embraer to establish aviation training center in Johannesburg
18-10-2017 | 09:06:00
Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer is set to establish a new training center at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
Shell Nigeria Gas donates labs, ICT centre to community school
17-10-2017 | 09:53:00
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.
Nigeria works with UNIDO to establish entrepreneurship curricula in secondary schools
13-10-2017 | 12:34:00
A new curricula focusing on entrepreneurship will now have a place in secondary schools in Nigeria.
Mastercard launches Girls4Tech to drive interest in STEM among South African Girls
12-10-2017 | 12:24:22
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
AfDB launches training program to grow Africa’s textile industry
12-10-2017 | 10:35:49
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
11-10-2017 | 12:29:52
The Novartis Foundation, the University of Basel, together with other partners have launched Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduates 262 aviation professionals
09-10-2017 | 14:21:00
Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 262 aviation professionals.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: East Africa edtech success stories
09-10-2017 | 10:41:00
Today, new technologies including information communication technology (ICT) and e-learning have become the driving force in the education sector in Kenya.
ADEA and The Islamic Development Bank sign agreement to fund Africa’s education sector
06-10-2017 | 13:28:48
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.
Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Coca Cola Africa Foundation expand collaboration in Africa
06-10-2017 | 08:29:00
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 launches NXplorers Education Initiative in Nigeria
05-10-2017 | 10:25:00
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.
[South Africa] Stadio Holdings lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
04-10-2017 | 15:05:00
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.
SAP Skills for Africa delivers 52 skilled graduates to drive digital transformation in East Africa
04-10-2017 | 08:12:00
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.
Samsung grows young girls' capacity in ICT skills in Ghana
02-10-2017 | 13:16:00
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).
[South Africa] Vodacom announces free internet access for university students
02-10-2017 | 11:18:00
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.
[Kenya] Colgate invests $12,000 in scholarship to 16 learners
30-09-2017 | 11:30:00
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 sign $100 million bilateral assistance agreements
27-09-2017 | 14:45:00
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.
Dutch eLearning specialist, aNewSpring, opens office in Johannesburg
21-09-2017 | 10:11:00
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
20-09-2017 | 08:32:56
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.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Could blended learning be Africa's recipe for educational success?
19-09-2017 | 12:00:00
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.
[Startup Interview] Javnyuy Joybert, founder, COSDEF Group, Cameroon
18-09-2017 | 15:29:00
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.
[Nigeria] FirstBank to disburse N15bn to private secondary and primary schools
14-09-2017 | 10:50:00
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.
Aaron Fu appointed Managing Director of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology
12-09-2017 | 13:00:00
Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has appointed Aaron Fu as Managing Director for MEST
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Medical Education in Sub-Sahara Africa
12-09-2017 | 11:14:00
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.
[Interview] Michael Leander, Founder and CEO, Markedu
11-09-2017 | 11:18:00
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.
VC4A Startup Academy opens doors to entrepreneurs and investors across Africa
08-09-2017 | 08:00:00
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
05-09-2017 | 11:38:14
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.
[Startup Interview] Angele Messa, Founder, Kamerbigbang.com, Cameroon
31-08-2017 | 12:45:51
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.
[South Africa] PetroSA transforms Eastern Cape mud school into modern learning facility
31-08-2017 | 10:19:00
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.
[Nigeria] FirstBank drives capacity development, unveils career growth models for staff
31-08-2017 | 10:09:00
The Management of First Bank of Nigeria has unveiled new career employment models to accelerate career growth and development for staff members.
[Namibia] NUST FABlab helps youth build robotics and learn about tech-innovation
29-08-2017 | 08:30:00
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.
ADvTECH confirms expansion to Tatu City in Kenya
24-08-2017 | 11:32:01
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.
UNIDO and Huajian Group partner to promote vocational and technical training in Africa
22-08-2017 | 16:07:00
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
22-08-2017 | 13:35:00
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.
The first Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum kicks off in Ghana with a call to action
22-08-2017 | 07:12:26
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
17-08-2017 | 14:30:00
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.
Goutam Dev appointed SAP Africa head of education
16-08-2017 | 09:06:45
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.
[Nigeria] WAEC partners with NNPC in Quiz Competition
14-08-2017 | 09:48:38
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
11-08-2017 | 09:01:11
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.
[South Africa] Grad Coach Launches Innovative Dissertation Review & Critique Service
09-08-2017 | 11:07:35
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
03-08-2017 | 12:08:00
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 South Africa launches free MBA question and answer service
02-08-2017 | 09:49:00
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.
FirstBank’s Financial Literacy Program berths in Eastern Nigeria
31-07-2017 | 09:33:00
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.
[Nigeria] GE Partners LASTVEB to train students in advanced manufacturing
24-07-2017 | 12:28:00
GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company has announced a skill development partnership programme involving its GE Lagos Garage.
Burhani Engineers’ computer programme in Kenya to boost STEM education
24-07-2017 | 11:17:14
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
20-07-2017 | 12:06:00
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.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The importance of acknowledged certificates for online courses in Africa
20-07-2017 | 11:10:00
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.
[Nigeria] GTBank remodels Yaba Library
13-07-2017 | 10:22:00
Guaranty Trust Bank has transformed the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba, into a state of the art learning and recreation facility.
Actis launches Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network
11-07-2017 | 15:54:05
Actis , a leading investor in growth markets, announced today a major pan-African higher education initiative - Honoris United Universities.
Senate approves NYSC for Nigeria Open University graduates
11-07-2017 | 11:09:52
The Senate of Nigeria has approved the National Youth Service Corps scheme for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: How Edtech improves education in Africa
06-07-2017 | 11:56:00
M-learning, online courses and other aspects of e-learning technology have the potential to enhance education provision in Africa in numerous ways.
Senegal leads Global Innovation in Higher Education
04-07-2017 | 16:38:00
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.
[South Africa] 2U Inc closes acquisition of GetSmarter
03-07-2017 | 15:41:43
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.
[Nigeria] GTBank remodels Herbert Macaulay Library
03-07-2017 | 07:45:42
Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has transformed the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba into a state of the art learning and recreation facility.
UBA Foundation launches Read Africa in Liberia
27-06-2017 | 12:18:23
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 Bankers commend Lagos Business School on International Executive Development Program
26-06-2017 | 09:50:00
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 appoints Feitjie Veldskoen-Kapofi new Deputy Director
22-06-2017 | 10:43:07
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
20-06-2017 | 13:18:00
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.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: ELearning in Africa - what you need to know about it
20-06-2017 | 11:30:00
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
19-06-2017 | 18:16:47
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
16-06-2017 | 09:37:24
Vodafone's charitable arm is launching Instant Schools For Africa across six countries to provide free access to quality online educational materials.
[Kenya] Kabarak University partners with General Electric Healthcare to develop $450m medical campus
15-06-2017 | 15:27:35
Kabarak University is partnering with international organizations to develop a 500-bed, state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary tertiary hospital to be located in Kabarak, Nakuru County.
[Nigeria] African Development Bank supports Afe Babalola University expansion with $40m loan
14-06-2017 | 14:28:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed agreements for a corporate loan to finance the expansion of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.
[Nigeria] Federal Government inaugurates committee on proposed ICT University
05-06-2017 | 11:21:00
The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated an implementation committee to facilitate the establishment of the proposed Information Communication Technology (ICT) University of Nigeria.
MTN kicks off employee volunteer program with call to share knowledge
01-06-2017 | 09:57:57
MTN Group is inviting social media users across Africa and the Middle East to join its employees in a virtual campaign to break down traditional barriers to education.
[Nigeria] Shell Petroleum Development Company celebrates top-performing students, inducts them into mentorship program
30-05-2017 | 11:21:00
Beneficiaries of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture undergraduate scholarship who have consistently earned excellent grades have been inducted into a new mentorship program.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches digital school management solution to improve education
25-05-2017 | 13:40:16
In April, Vodacom announced that it had been awarded the contract to supply a School Management Solution to the Eastern Cape Department of Education to help with the administration of schools in the province.
[Free Webinar] MBA scholarships in Johannesburg
19-05-2017 | 18:15:00
Wits Business School Johannesburg will be opening its ‘online’ gates during a webinar taking place on 5th May in which they will be presenting the process of getting a scholarship, the University heritage and much, much more!