In an attempt to consolidate the benefits of the market innovation, Land Layby is adopting Blockchain Technology through its sister Companies - Land LayBy Technologies registered in Australia and Kenya.
In an attempt to consolidate the benefits of the market innovation, Land Layby is adopting Blockchain Technology through its sister Companies - Land LayBy Technologies registered in Australia and Kenya.
Besides its flagship MBA programme the school has the largest specialized masters’ programmes in South African business schools
[Kenya] Safaricom Foundation launches new strategy to bolster economic empowerment, education and health
Safaricom Foundation unveiled its three year strategic roadmap, which commits to focus on health, education and economic empowerment.
General Electric, Microsoft, Kids Comp Camp collaborate to get more Kenyan girls into science and technology
General Electric and Shining Hope for Communities in collaboration with Kids Comp Camp in Kenya are working together to increase girls’ participation and uptake of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work.
Microsoft Egypt has launched a female empowerment campaign dubbed #MakeWhatsNext designed to encourage young females to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related industries.
General Electric and the Kenya Cardiac Society have entered into a two-year collaboration to offer echocardiography training to physicians and technicians in public and private hospitals in the country.
Headquartered in Cotonou, Benin, Atlantic AI Labs™ has dedicated its operations to unleash the potential of AI for sustainable development in Africa
A nerd alert has been issued by the Karoo Tech Hub, an initiative run by video production company Piehole.tv in collaboration with ProcurementExpress.com
The Global Book Alliance is launching a new Global Digital Library in Ethiopia to increase the availability of high quality reading resources for children and youth across the country.
GE Power awards R30m of student bursaries in partnership with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company
GE’s Steam Power business in collaboration with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company, has awarded needs-based bursaries worth up to 30 Million rands to sixty students from the Mpumalanga province.
[Nigeria] The Africa America Institute collaborates with Covenant University for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship
The Africa America Institute (AAI) just signed an MoU with Covenant University, making the institution the second university partner for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship (JOFLS).
African Development Bank, African Institute of Mathematics and Science to transform industry-led research in Africa
The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a relationship aimed at building an industry-led research institution in the league of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The World Bank announced today a new US$500 million investment in Egypt’s education reforms, to support increasing access to quality Kindergarten education, improving the quality of learning and adopting technology as a vehicle to achieve the reform objectives.
Poverty in Kenya declines significantly, but unlikely to be eradicated by 2030, World Bank Economic Update
The proportion of Kenyans living on less than the international poverty line, $1.90 per day in 2011 PPP, has declined from 43.6 percent in 2005/06 to 35.6 percent in 2015/16, according to the 17th edition of the Kenya Economic Update.
Road accidents remain a major challenge to Morocco’s human, social and economic development, causing more than 3,000 fatalities per year.
The Foundation and GIZ on Thursday graduated 350 program beneficiaries who have successfully completed a three-month training in the innovative Hydroponic Farming.
Africa’s largest private education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH, continues to grow its position as the leading provider of quality private education in Africa, with the announcement of further expansion into Kenya and Uganda.
Every January just before the start of the new school year, parents in Kenya and across Africa often face a huge headache: purchasing textbooks and school uniforms for the school year ahead.
Next Einstein Forum launches Scientific African Journal to boost global reach of research from Africa
A partnership between the Next Einstein Forum, an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science, will see the creation of a new pan-African, peer reviewed.
With developing technology that has promoted reliable and stable internet connectivity among east African countries, students from the region can now take their courses in the comfort of their homes.
Flywire, a provider of global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare, and business has partnered with Flutterwave, a payments API that makes it easier for banks and businesses to process payments across Africa.
The Founder/Chairman, Zenith Bank, Mr. Jim Ovia, has re-affirmed his support to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund by pledging an additional 150 percent of previous donations to the Trust Fund.
The annual Harvard Dean’s Distinction Award was bestowed on the Harvard Center for African Studies (CAS) at an event hosted at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 8th, 2018.
Plan International renews contract of ITC Global for communication services in 24 sites across Western and Central Africa
ITC Global, a provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments has been awarded a three-year contract renewal by Plan International for service to 24 sites across western and central Africa.
The Centre of Excellence in Marine Engineering and Offshore Technology is set to open its doors to the pioneer students who are currently being screened in an admission process.
The business educational development of Northern Nigeria took a new turn at the weekend when Aliko Dangote donated a N1.2 billion ultra-modern business school edifice to the Bayero University, Kano, (BUK), first of such in the northern part of the country.
A growing number of top pan-African students are moving to Ireland for their tertiary education, reports Enterprise Ireland South Africa.
The English Access Microscholarship Program in Bahir Dar has been launched at Bahir Dar University.
In a major boost to its Corporate Social Responsibility profile, Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese Plant has announced a multi-million Naira educational scholarship award for 115 students from its 15 host communities for the 2017/2018 academic session.
Telecommunication company Orange and online education plattform OpenClassrooms have signed an agreement to provide digital training in Africa.
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.
[South Africa] Economic pressure, poor coordination of basic education hurt ICT skills development, survey
The 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey has revealed that economic pressure, a delay in policy implementation and lack of improvement in South Africa’s basic education are key concerns for skills development in the ICT sector.
[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.