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Nigeria:Change Should Begin With Education

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council [FEC] held a special retreat in Abuja last Monday on the challenges of education in Nigeria. The retreat had the theme: "Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects." President Muhammadu Buhari declared it open while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and most ministers were present. The decision to hold the retreat was first made in June at a FEC meeting chaired by then Acting President Osinbajo. Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu said at the time that "[FEC] members agreed (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Why El-Rufai Wants Over 21,000 Teachers Sacked - NULGE

[Guardian] Abeokuta -The president of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleed, yesterday, faulted the sincerity of the competency test conducted by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, for primary school teachers. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Jobs and Paid-for Schooling Can Keep Tanzanian Girls From Early Marriages

[The Conversation Africa] Sub-Saharan Africa is home to four of the top five countries in early marriage - or child marriage - rates: Niger, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic. Despite decades of campaigning to restrict or forbid early marriage, little has changed for the world's poorest women. The percentage of these particularly poor women who were in a conjugal union by the age of 18 has remained unchanged for the continent as a whole since 1990 - and has actually risen in East Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:UCT's Law Programme Under Existential Threat

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's most prestigious university is in danger of losing its undergraduate law degree. In a move described as "unprecedented", the Council for Higher Education has served the University of Cape Town with notice of the withdrawal of accreditation for its LLB programme unless certain conditions focusing on transformation are met. Without this accreditation, universities are not permitted to offer the degree in question. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Liberians Participate in First African Students Job Fair in China

[FrontPageAfrica] Beijing, China -Three Liberian graduate students studying in Beijing were party of over 500 African students who participating in the first job fair for African students. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance Since Military Takeover

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe was Friday officiating at the Zimbabwe Open University graduation ceremony in Harare despite reportedly being under house arrest. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nuhu Bamalli Poly Battles Certificate Scandal

[Daily Trust] Zaria -A certificate racketeering scandal in Kaduna State-owned Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic came to public glare when a beneficiary of the fake certificate was identified during a verification exercise. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Education Holds the Key to Creating a Meaningful Life

[Ghana Govt.] Access to education is the surest way by which the world can foster a sense of cohesion and solidarity amongst displaced persons, especially the young once, in other to create an enabling environment that will spur them on to lead a purposeful and dignified lives, President Akufo-Addo has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Teaching and the Education Sector

[This Day] Education is too important to be politicised. There is need to clean up the system (AllAfrica)

Liberia:PSU Officer 'Pulls Gun' On Protesting UL Students

[Observer] An officer of the Police Special Unit (PSU) Wednesday pulled a gun at protesting students who demanded that he deleted pictures taken with his Samsung mobile phone. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Nzili Agrees to Terms of Early Retirement As KNUT Puts House in Order

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has resolved that its National Chairman Mudzo Nzili should proceed on terminal leave immediately pending his retirement in April next year. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:New Growth Phase for Rekindle Learning

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -RAPELANG Rabana's decision to step down from a role as chief executive officer to assume a position as chairperson marks a significant shift on Rekindle Learning's journey. Rekindle is the leading e-learning, web learning, m-learning, mobile learning firm. Rabana is stepping down after founding the company three years ago and going through high risk years of refining the value proposition, completing major research and development R&D milestones and securing a stable client base. Rabana will also be ta (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Where Will the Youth Get Their Training If Training Institutions Are Closed?

[Foroyaa] The new government has a duty to provide education and training to the young. The education and training should be circumscribed by quality and relevance and should be accessible and affordable. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Matiangi Order on Hiring Staff Diversionary, Strike Still On - UASU

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) has accused the government of intentionally creating a diversion from the ongoing lecturers strike by introducing new regulations that halt hiring of teaching and non-teaching staff on permanent and pensionable terms. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Minister Defends Dialogue With Universities

[ANGOP] Lubango -The dialogue with the universities is an important source of consultation, reflection and debate for the decision-making regarding the definition of policies of the sector, said Thursday in Lubango, the minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria Sambo. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea:Provision of Quality Education Timely Task

[Shabait] Asmara -In an interview they conducted with Eri-Tv, Mr. Semere Russom, Minister of Education, and Dr. Haile Mihtsun, Head of Higher Education Institutions, explained that to qualitatively develop the provision of education is the timely and priority task. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:KNUT Polls Pushed to June 2018 as Mudzo Nzili Takes Leave

[Nation] The top decision making organ of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has pushed to June 2018 its elections that were set to be held in December 2017. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Daystar University Students in Rare Boycott, Protest on Twitter

[Nairobi News] Students of Daystar University boycotted classes on Thursday to protest fee hikes and dilapidated facilities. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyatta University Closed After Night of Chaos

[Nairobi News] Kenyatta University has been closed indefinitely following a night of riots by students. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Lubango - Forum On Quality of Higher Education Kicks Off Thursday

[ANGOP] Lubango -The profile of teachers, their academic competences and the creation of the Teachers Order are some of the topics to be analysed at the Fourth Forum on the Quality of Higher Education in Angola, which kicked off on Thursday in Lubango City, capital of the southern Huila Province. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:UNEB Cancels S.4 German Paper, Moves It to Tuesday

[Monitor] Kampala -The German paper which the senior four candidates were supposed to sit for this afternoon was found with inconsistencies and cancelled. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Police Fire Teargas, Bullets to Disperse Striking Ndorwa Muslim S.S. Students

[Monitor] Police have used live bullets and teargas to quell down a violent strike by students at Ndorwa Muslim Secondary School in Southern Division in Kabale Municipality. Students rampaged on Wednesday afternoon and started pelting their teachers with stones and destroyed windowpanes in several classrooms. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Why Varsities Should Take Lead in the Fight Against Genocide Denial

[New Times] Higher learning institutions should have an upper hand in fighting Genocide denial and ideology to discourage a culture of impunity. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:University of Cape Town May Have to Stop Offering Law Degrees

[News24Wire] A shocking report by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) has revealed that three of the country's universities are set to lose their law qualification accreditation, while the accreditation of one university has already been withdrawn. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Fees Commission's ICL Proposal Not the Solution

[DA] President Zuma's appointment of the Heher Commission in 2016 was a classic example of "kicking for touch", while student riots were ongoing. It bought him time. But that time is now over with no real solutions on the table. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:University Students in Solo Exhibitions

[The Herald] Chinhoyi University of Technology students Levi Castain, Tasungurwa Dewah and Tafadzwa Shaun Mvelasi showcased some of their art works in separate exhibitions that ended yesterday. Castain's show was dubbed "A Journey to the Soul", Dewah showcased under the banner "Melting Pot" while Mvelasi's exhibition was titled "Art World". (AllAfrica)

Angola:Partnerships Increases Higher Education Quality

[ANGOP] Lubango -The establishment of partnerships between public and private higher education institutions facilitates the creation of conditions for quality education in the region, said Thursday in Lubango, Huíla's deputy governor for the economic, political and social sectors Maria João Chipalavela. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:UL Students, Police Clash

[NEWS] Normal academic activities on the Fendell Campus of the University of Liberia were on Wednesday disrupted when students and riot officers of the Liberian National Police clashed. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Family, Community and University Support Helps Lesbian Students Thrive

[The Conversation Africa] During a ceremony at the University of Fort Hare earlier this year, I had the pleasure of watching some students who'd participated in one of my research projects graduate. As they crossed the stage to receive their degree certificates their families, friends and lecturers all ululated with delight. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:UL Closes Registration Process

[NEWS] The University of Liberia has announced that first semester registration of 2017/2018 academic year which started on September 11, 2017, has finally come to an end as of Friday, November 10, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland:School 'Turns Poor Children Away'

[Swazi Media] Parents at a primary school in Swaziland want the principal to quit after turning poor pupils away. (AllAfrica)

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