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Civic education critical for Uganda’s Dev’t – Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts say there is an urgent need to promote civic education in Uganda in order to build a civically competent citizenry that gets actively involved in the country’s development agenda. Civic education is about creating awareness and consciousness in citizens for them to take …

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University Freshers Camp focuses on sexual violence

  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Ugandan University students have been given tips on how to fight and stay clear of sexual violence. “Don’t participate in sexual violence. Stand up against strangers and perpetrators of sexual violence; we need to trust and support people who speak out or feel harassed,” …

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Liberia’s Weah announces free tuition for undergraduates

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Liberian President George Weah, who overcame childhood poverty to become one of the world’s top footballers, has abolished tuition fees for undergraduate students in the poor West African country’s state universities. Speaking Wednesday on the campus of the University of Liberia in the name of …

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COMMENT: Africa’s future and Education

Africa needs another one million university-trained researchers to tackle its pressing development challenges COMMENT | ALIKO DANGOTE | It is time for an entrepreneurial and knowledge revolution in Africa. Only a properly educated workforce and entrepreneurial class will have the skills and drive to thrive as new technologies change the nature …

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COMMENT: Education in the age of automation

Formal education is teaching workers the wrong things, instead of digital, technical, and soft skills COMMENT | LEEJONG-WHA | As digital technologies and automation have advanced, fears about workers’ futures have increased. But, the end result does not have to be negative. The key is education. Already, robots are taking …

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Sweat at Kigali job fair

Where graduating with flying colours is no ticket to a job Kampala, Uganda | STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | Finding direction after graduation can be complex, confusing, and frustrating. That is what some young graduates discovered recently when they attended `Job Net’; the annual Kigali Employment Service Centre (KESC) job fair in …

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Sierra Leone new president announces free education for kids

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Sierra Leone’s new President Julius Maada Bio on Thursday announced the introduction of free education for both primary and secondary school age children, in line with a major campaign pledge. “Free education will be introduced effective September 2018 for all primary and secondary schools …

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No ‘half-naked’ female students in library: Zambia university

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s leading university on Monday asked female students to stop visiting the library “half-naked”, suggesting that their skimpy outfits were distracting their male counterparts. A notice stuck in front of the main library at the University of Zambia, the country’s biggest institution of learning with …

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Madhvani Foundation launches Sh700m 2018/19 scholarship program

Madhvani Foundation has invested six billion shillings so far in Uganda’s University Education Kampala, Uganda | JIMMY SIYA | The Madhvani Foundation on Wednesday announced the 2018-2019 Scholarship annual award worth Sh700 million . The Initiative reintroduced in 2003 has so far offered over Sh6.5 billion and supported over 2000 Ugandan …

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