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IH Cape Town to open centre in Angola

After seeing "dramatic" growth in Angolan students travelling to South Africa to study, International House Cape Town has opened a new English Language school in Angola's capital city Luanda. The school also signed three memorandum of understandings to open language schools at private local universities.

BELTA tour of South Africa will boost bookings

A group of 11 education agents from BELTA, the Brazilian Educational & Language Travel Association, has just returned from a familiarisation trip of South Africa that will likely boost bookings from Brazilians keen to learn English and study in the country, say organisers.

Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda sign local fees agreement

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have struck a deal that will mean students moving to study between the three countries will pay local tuition fees, as part of a move to harmonise education in the East African Community (EAC). Previously, incoming students have paid international fees priced in US dollars.

Three new global offices for SI-UK

UK-focused global education agency, SI-UK, with numerous offices spanning Japan, the UK, India and Turkey, is increasing its global footprint with new operations in China, Thailand and Nigeria. Its growth plans follow an investment into the company that helped achieve a 25% rise in student applications year on year.

PTE Academic expands into Iraq, Nigeria

Pearson Test of English Academic is continuing its rapid global expansion with new test centres in Nigeria and Iraq, and has plans to open centres in 20 markets this year including Malaysia, Vietnam, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. It will be working with a UK university in partnership overseas too.

Mauritius education village plans expansion

As the Mauritius government aims to turn the island into an education hub, the Medine Educaiton Village is expanding its facilities to accommodate more international education providers that will cater for up to 4,000 students. The developer also has plans to break ground on a second campus that will have the capacity for 11,700 students.

British Council and South Africa sign DOI

The British Council has signed a Declaration of Intent (DOI) to work with the South African Department of Basic Education (DBE) to improve the country's English as a First Additional Language (EFAL) programming and delivery. The signing of the DOI follows last week’s Education World Forum.

UK: TB screenings rolled out to 52 more countries

The UK government completed another roll-out of requirements for TB screenings for immigrants from more than 50 countries including Nigeria, South Korea, Russia and the Ukraine last month. Students and other migrants travelling to the UK from the 52 countries countries will have to be tested for tuberculosis before applying for a visa the home office announced last month.