A new scholarship programme, has been launched to help fund rural community development internships in Uganda. Students from around the world can apply, and 15 will be awarded with full or partial scholarships.
Young people in the Dadaab refugee settlement in Kenya will receive interactive lessons from such high-profile figures as Malala Yousafzai, as part of an education initiative by the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Vodafone Foundation.
Times Higher Education, producers of the World University Rankings, have released a snapshot of their preliminary rankings of universities in Africa. Based on research influence alone, South Africa dominates the list.
Stakeholders in South Africa's English language teaching industry are hopeful of movement on the problematic visa situation after the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs got involved directly this week in trying to breach the policy impasse. EduSA statistics reveal declines of up to 72% in ELT enrolments from long-term markets.
A balance is needed between higher education and vocational training in Africa if it is to face the task of upskilling its enormous youth population. This was discussed at the eLearning Africa conference last month.