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Nigeria:What I Will Do to Education When I Become President Next Year, By Atiku Abubakar

[Daily Trust] Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to devote 21 percent of the federal budget to education if elected president next year. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:UCT Professor Bongani Mayosi Hailed As a Dedicated Man, As Friends and Family Say Goodbye

[News24Wire] Over two thousand people paid their final respects to the dean of UCT's faculty of health sciences, Professor Bongani Mayosi, who took his own life during a battle with depression on Friday, July 27. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Final Farewell for UCT Professor Bongani Mayosi

[News24Wire] Final farewells for dean of UCT's faculty of health sciences professor Bongani Mayosi, who took his own life during a battle with depression, are expected to be held in Cape Town on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:MPs Demand Answers As Students Who Beat Up Teachers Still Free

[Nation] National Assembly's Education Committee has put on the spot Interior ministry officials over their failure to have students who attacked teachers at Chalbi High School in Marsabit County arrested. (AllAfrica)

Botswana:Armadillos Brings Affordable Brand to Students

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -A Molepolole born businessman, Mr Katlego Thabalaka says he started Armadillos shoes after his research on types of shoes students wear at school showed that a certain brand, an import, dominated school corridors, although it was too expensive for most students. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:7,000 Admitted to Tertiary Institutions

[Observer] The Education Ministry's Joint Admissions Board (JAB) released this year's list of 7,000 students admitted to 38 tertiary institutions, marking an increment from last year's 5,302. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:One Year Later, Exam 'Cheats' Still Paying Price

[Observer] During the second week of last year's O-level examinations, images of leaked question papers for biology, chemistry and christian religious education were splashed all over social media hours before candidates began writing exams. Police swung into action and made several arrests across the country. YUDAYA NANGONZI reports on the progress of actions taken so far. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:School in Pokot Risks Closure As Landowner Demands Payment

[Nation] The fate of over 120 pupils of Nachukut Primary School in West Pokot County hangs in the balance after it received a notice not to open next term before they pay for the land. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Bolgatanga SHS Receives Prize for Winning NHIs Quiz

[Ghana Govt.] The Bolgatanga Senior High School (Big Boss) in the Upper East Region has received its prize package from the Upper East Regional Directorate of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for emerging winners in a national quiz competitionin 2016 dubbed: NHIS Brilliant Quiz Competition. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Relocation of the Pan African University Rectorate in Cameroon

[African Union] The official ceremony to hand over the Rectorate of the Pan African University (PAU) took place on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The Rectorate was formerly in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. It is by Decision Assembly/AU/Dec.552 (XXIV) that AU Heads of State and Government, during the Summit of January 2015, designated Cameroon to host the Rectorate of the Pan African University. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Bongani Mayosi Was 'Destined for Great Things'

[Bhekisisa] Late UCT Medical School dean Bongani Mayosi pioneered the response to a little known but common heart disease at home and across the continent. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Gen Moses Ali Inaugurates Learning Collaborative

[Monitor] The 1st Deputy Prime Minister, Gen [Rtd] Moses Ali has officially launched the BRAC-CEGA Learning Collaborative. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Klave to Get Three-Unit Basic School Classroom Block

[Ghanaian Times] Klave -The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ho Mr John Nelson Akorli has cut the sod for the construction of a three-unit basic school classroom block at Klave, to replace a dilapidated one. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Don't Politicise SHS Double Track System

[Ghanaian Times] Tamale -The Minister of Information, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has called on Ghanaians not to politicise the double track system being introduced under the Free Senior High School programme. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Port Elizabeth School Refuses to Play in a Township

[GroundUp] Summerwood Primary School, a well-resourced government school in Port Elizabeth's Summerstrand suburb, failed to honour a netball match at John Masiza Primary in Walmer Township on 30 July, with coaches and parents citing safety concerns. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho:Teachers Go on Strike Over Low Wages

[Lesotho Times] TEACHERS who recently resolved to go on a month-long nationwide strike with effect from today, have vowed to go ahead with the industrial action to force the government to address their demands for salary increments and improved working conditions. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Student Urges Govt to Address Challenges Posed By WASSCE

[Observer] Student P. Owen Freeman, 2018 valedictorian of GUMS: "If proper mechanisms and priorities needed are ordered and maintained, we will not experience such devastating results, as it was during these last exams." (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Mary Nnah

[This Day] Mary Nnah (AllAfrica)

Liberia:FMCA Graduates 23

[Observer] Ford Madden Christian Academy over the weekend held its 13th Senior graduation convocation for 23 senior students who obtained a diploma each. The students completed courses prescribed by the institution in line with the Ministry of Education's (MoE) standard for high school students. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:SOS Children's Villages, Penn State University Empower 30 Adolescent Girls

[Observer] Girls from the SOS Children's Villages-Liberia with foreign partners. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Parents Angry Over US$220 'Graduation Fee'

[Observer] Threaten to take school administration to court (AllAfrica)

Uganda:US Spends Shs3.6 Trillion On Health, Education in Uganda

[Monitor] Kampala -The US government spent Shs3.6 trillion on providing improved health, security, education and democratic services in Uganda last year, the country's ambassador has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:TSC's Macharia to Answer MPs Questions on Wave of School Unrest

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Teachers Service Commission Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia is on Thursday expected to face MPs to answer questions regarding the effects the wave of school unrest has had on teaching and learning in schools. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Educating Girls, the Only Road to Achieve the SDGs

[IPS] United Nations -Better and prolonged education can bring down high rates of illiteracy, sexual abuse and early marriage among girls. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:NSFAF Receives Over U.S.$$49 Million From Treasury

[New Era] Windhoek -To date, the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has received N$670 million in total from Treasury, out of the allocated N$1.45 billion for 2018/2019 financial year to enable the fund to make timely student payments. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Global South Scholars Are Missing From European and U.S. Journals. What Can Be Done About It

[The Conversation Africa] Studies have shown that scholars in the global South are under represented in top international peer-reviewed social and medical sciences journals. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Female Principals in South Africa - the Dynamics That Get in the Way of Success

[The Conversation Africa] There are two dominant narratives in research about female principals and educational leadership. The first centres on women's struggles in accessing leadership positions - internal and external. The second relates to what women must deal with in retaining those positions. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:International Multi-Disciplinary Conference for Post Graduate Students Opens

[Ghanaian Times] Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule Deputy Governor of Lagos State Nigeria has called for an urgent need to create an enabling environment for a more activate role and participation of the private sector in the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (AllAfrica)

Ghana:NAGRAT Kicks Against Double-Track Shs System

[Ghanaian Times] The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), is kicking against the soon to be introduced Double-Track system at the Senior High School (SHS) level calling on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to "suspend the policy intervention in its entirety". (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Oshikoto Learners Blame Peer Pressure for Pregnancies

[New Era] Omuthiya -Some learners in Oshikoto Region have fingered peer pressure, which includes an insatiable lust for money, as a leading contributor to teenage pregnancy among themselves. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Fire At Highway Secondary School

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Twelve casualities have been rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital following a fire incident at the Highway Secondary School in Nairobi's South B. (AllAfrica)

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