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Universities warn against free online course scams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In light of the ongoing holiday season, universities are cautioning parents and students about a surge in online short-course scams. With the popularity of online learning surging amid the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudulent schemes have emerged, targeting unsuspecting individuals. Scams have surfaced on Facebook and other …

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Free online courses

They could be a path to higher education in African countries but awareness is low COMMENT | Mphoentle Puleng Modise | Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the largest regions in the world and has the lowest rates of participation in higher education anywhere in the world. The World Bank reported in 2020 …

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UN chief calls for actions to stop online hate speech, extremism

United Nations, USA | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the establishment of “guardrails” to prevent hate speech, extremism and misinformation. “The online world is one of the main reasons that hate speech, extreme ideologies and misinformation are disseminating so fast around the world,” said the UN chief, calling …

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