As the fourth industrial revolution becomes reality on a global scale, the need for learners to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has never been more important. According to STEMblogSA, this revolution will create more jobs than technology displaces, but STEM skills will be more critical than ever,...
Kenya's government is planning to spend KES15 billion to allow schools to teach four subjects online. This comes after ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru announced plans to pilot a programme that would aid in digital learning. According to The Star, Mucheru appeared before the Senate ICT Committee to "answer questions about...
A number of key South African universities have reported good progress with online learning for their students since the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the country’s lockdown situation. This is encouraging, as it means the wheels of learning are able to continue turning, but it also brings serious issues around...
VMware has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the University as the first Regional VMware IT Academy for East Africa. In this role, @iLabAfrica-Strathmore University plans to continue to offer VMware IT Academy training as part of its own curriculum, but will also be...
GirlCode has announced the appointment of its new Advisory Board following their election in July 2020. Joining the board is Bontle Senne who leads Virgin Media’s UK Transformation Office; Dudu Mkhwanazi, the former Project Isizwe CEO; Neroshnee Rangasamy, Technology Consulting Director leading Accenture Netherlands SAP Advisory Practice; Nonkululeko Tsita, Deputy Director...
The Central University of Technology (CUT) of the Free State has introduced Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence programme (AI) to address the demand in the province, and South Africa in general. “This University programme provides organisations the opportunity to bring on board a groomed AI Engineer with the certified skills and hands-on...
The introduction of the fourth industrial revolution has already been transforming the education sector over the past two decades, with technology allowing students to access education from anywhere at any time. This, however, has been fast-tracked due to the impact of COVID-19, with institutions having to close their doors to...
COVID-19 has shone the spotlight on the importance of technology, especially within the realm of education. When schools around the country were forced to shut their doors, teachers and students needed to adapt to the prospect of continuing their learning online. While some thrived in these conditions, others struggled through....
USIU-Africa and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to enable 1,000 high-performing students to receive a quality education and leadership development over the next 10 years under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme. The partnership provides scholarships for high potential students facing financial, gender, displacement or disability constraints. At least 70 per cent...
Vuma has officially launched its Fibre to Schools programme in Limpopo, South Africa. As part of the initiative, primary and high schools located along Vuma’s existing fibre deployment route in Polokwane are provided with a free 1Gbps fibre line. Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos in Bendor has already benefited from the initiative, along...
Most classrooms in South Africa have over 50 learners and one dedicated teacher having to give enough attention to each child. This is impossible in most cases resulting in some children being left behind. 2020 has added additional strain to this already tenuous situation with teachers and parents now having...
GirlCode has announced that its inaugural hackathon will be taking place - this time as a virtual event held in August to coincide with the Women’s Month celebration. The organisation says that COVID-19 has presented a unique opportunity to provide innovative solutions to bridge the digital divide, hence the...
Vodacom Business and Microsoft South Africa have partnered to provide access to continuous, connected digital learning for South Africa’s education institutions, educators and learners through their Connected Digital Education initiative. This is in response to the growing need for affordable online learning solutions that meet the educational requirements of today’s...
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly thrust us into the future. Digital technologies have become more entrenched in our daily lives in the past two months than they have over the past two years. If we want to see our loved ones, we jump onto a Teams or Zoom call, if...
Major telecommunications companies MTN, Cell C and rain have zero-rated the OLICO Maths Education Programme which provides puzzles and problem-solving activities, competitions, games and weekly challenges to keep learners busy, connected and engaged. This decision followed the closure of schools in the COVID-19 pandemic’s local lockdown restrictions, which compounded learning...
To help students stay on track to successfully complete the 2020 academic year despite not being on campus, Vodacom has partnered with the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg to keep students connected to higher learning activities. The network provider says that it has committed to providing each student...
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