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Namibia: Hundreds Awarded Namcol Scholarships

[Namibian] THE Namibian College of Open Learning announced the awarding of scholarships to hundreds of Grade 10 and 12 pupils for 2019 in Windhoek on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Western Cape MEC, Tony Ehrenreich in War of Words Over Uitzig High's Reopening

[News24Wire] Former Western Cape Cosatu secretary Tony Ehrenreich and the Western Cape education department have exchanged barbs over the temporary reopening of Uitzig High School in Ravensmead. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Malpratices - Uneb Withholds Results of 460 Kampala Candidates

[Monitor] Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb) has withheld results of 461 candidates who sat for the 2018 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) in seven schools in Kampala city. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Unlicensed Schools Won't Be Allowed to Open - Janet

[Monitor] Kampala -The Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Janet Museveni, has said all unlicensed schools will not be allowed to open for the 2019 academic year which kicks off on February 4. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: 92 Special Needs Pupils to Join Secondary School

[Monitor] Kampala -At least 92 pupils with special needs have scored aggregate 32 (fourth grade) and are eligible to join Senior One. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Leymah Gbowee Launches Franklin Kpakolokoyah Alternative Initiative Education Empowerment

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee has stressed the need for a concerted effort towards the empowerment of vulnerable people in the Liberian Society. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Ministry of Education, Plan International Host National TVET Dialogue 2019

[Ghana Govt.] Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Education, has given the assurance that government would encourage and promote the education and training of girls in technical and vocational skills. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Hundreds Awarded Namcol Scholarships

[Namibian] The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) announced the awarding of scholarships to hundreds of Grade 10 and 12 pupils for 2019 in Windhoek on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Africa: No Citizenship, No Financial Aid - Refugee Students Get Raw Deal

[Daily Maverick] The National Student Financial Aid Scheme received almost half a million applications for the funding of higher education in 2019. Among those who need not bother applying, however, are students who do not have a South African ID book. The idea that financial aid should be reserved for South African citizens might seem fair enough on paper -- but when you consider the case of refugees or asylum seekers, everything starts to look more morally complicated. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Africa Should Be Building Private-Public Parternships in Education

[The Conversation Africa] Private-public partnerships have become a common strategy for countries all over the world to meet their development goals. In the global north, these partnerships - which bring capital and expertise together - tend to focus on developing infrastructure. That includes energy, ports, rail and fibre networks. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Academic Staff Union Gives Conditions to Suspend Strike

[Guardian] The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Thursday gave conditions upon which the prolonged industrial action will be suspended. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Petepom MA School Gets Fully Furnished 2-Unit KG Classroom Block

[Ghanaian Times] Petepom -The Prestea/Huni-valley Municipal Assembly has built and commissioned a fully furnished two-unit KG classroom block for the Petepom MA School in the Prestea/Huni-valley municipality of the Western Region. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Government to Construct 20 TVET Institutions - Deputy Minister

[Ghanaian Times] The Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi, has announced plans by the government to construct about 20 ultra modern TVET institutions in the country. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Lecturers Reflect On Their Efforts to Ensure No Student Gets Left Behind

[The Conversation Africa] Every year about 190 000 South African students make the leap from high school to university. They land in the deep end of a learning and teaching environment that's markedly different from school. And they're expected to swim. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: No Space for More Than 600 Children At Khayelitsha School

[News24Wire] More than 600 children are still waiting for a place at Khayelitsha's Enkanini Primary School, which is already bursting at the seams with the sheer number of children who want to attend it. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: 27 Western Cape Schools Vandalised, Burgled Over Holiday Period - MEC

[News24Wire] The cost of damages to 27 schools in the Western Cape over the December holiday period is estimated to be R400 000, the provincial education department has said. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Communications Minister Launches E-Learning Extra Class Project for SHS Students

[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Communications and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has launched an e-learning extra class programme for senior high students in her constituency. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: The Death of Hope Is Rife in the Education of Our Young

[Daily Maverick] Since the start of the year, with the release of the 2018 matric results through to the opening of private schools on Wednesday, there have been several stories about schools and education. This is an annual occurrence but the developments seen this year are a powerful reflection of certain dynamics and trends within our society. Sometimes, events in one particular sector demonstrate how a whole society operates, what the levers of power are, and who controls them. The start of the 2019 school year is a re (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Teen Pleads With Home Affairs Minister to Make His Tertiary Dreams a Reality

[News24Wire] When 19-year-old Tumane Mokoena matriculated with three distinctions, he hoped the world would be his oyster. (AllAfrica)


Angola: 600 Candidates Apply for Scholarships in France

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 600 candidates have applied for the 50 scholarships in France in the area of engineering, an offer from the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the French government. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Luanda Increases Number of Students in Education System

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 15,930 new students have been enrolled for the current school year in Luanda, said on Saturday the provincial education director, Narciso Bendito. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: 91 Percent Pass Primary Leaving Exams

[Observer] More than 90 per cent of the candidates who sat for last year's Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) passed to qualify to join post primary institutions. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: New Year School Participants Call for Passage of RTI Bill

[Ghanaian Times] Participants at the 70th Annual New Year School and conference have urged the public to pressurise parliament to pass the Right to Information (RTI) bill. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Ministry of Education Could Introduce National Exams in 2019 School Year

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Education (MED) intends to introduce national exams in grade 6 and 9 in the 2019 academic year, the director of the National Institute of Education Research and Development (INIDE), Manuel Afonso announced Wednesday, in Luanda. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: 'I Detest Racism' - Barkhuizen Gives Her Version of What Happened At Schweizer-Reneke School

[News24Wire] Schweizer-Reneke primary school teacher Elana Barkhuizen maintains that her suspension is factually flawed on a number of grounds. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Sadtu Demands Reasons Behind Suspension of North West Teacher At Centre of Racism Controversy

[News24Wire] The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) in the North West is demanding answers from the provincial department on why a teacher, who allegedly captured and shared a controversial image taken at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the province, was suspended. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ekiti Releases N146 Million for Teachers' Allowances

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Government has released N146 million for the payment of Rural Teachers Allowance and Core Subjects Allowance to teachers in the state's teaching service. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Autistic Boy, 11, Who 'Taught' Himself Under a Tree, Is Doing Well At School After Fundraising Effort

[News24Wire] An autistic boy is doing well at school after South Africans reached into their pockets to fund his education through a crowdfunding platform. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: DA Youth Leader Sowed Racial Division in Schweizer-Reneke Furore - Solidarity Charges

[News24Wire] DA federal youth leader, Luyolo Mphithi, should formally apologise to teacher Elana Barkhuizen and pupils whose "identities he exposed" in the apparent Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke race furore that got South Africans talking this week, trade union Solidarity demanded. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: 'NCCE Needs Vehicles, Funds to Educate Gambians' Sering Faye

[Foroyaa] Alhagie Sering Faye, the Chairperson of the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), on Monday called on Government to urgently address their challenges such as the provision of enough vehicles and the state of their institution, and funds to ensure that citizens are well informed on their civic rights. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Parents Rush to Buy Uniforms, Books Before Schools Reopen

[Nairobi News] Parents in Nairobi on Friday started the usual last minute rush to purchase school items for their children with less than a week to schools' reopening date. (AllAfrica)


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