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Tanzanian government introduces secondary school ICT initiative.

Tanzanian government introduces secondary school ICT initiative

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

The government in Tanzania has introduced a TZS 4 billion project on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in secondary schools. The African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) programme will be implemented in 40 secondary schools across Tanzania and the first phase of the project will cover Morogoro and Coast regions. The initiative is...

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10 South African students go to China for the Seed for the Future programme

10 South African students to participate in global Seed programme

October 16, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ICT Company Huawei South Africa has partnered with the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) to afford 10 South African students from universities across the country an opportunity to participate in its global Seeds for the Future...

Collaboration to fast track digital skills development among learners

Collaboration to fast track digital skills development among learners

October 13, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The South African youth are facing a difficult future. According to the latest Statistics SA figures, 56% of South Africa’s unemployed are aged between 15 and 34, while Department of Basic Education statistics showed that as much as 44.6% of learners drop...

Data analysis initiative

Data analysis initiative enables educators to make data-driven decisions

October 12, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) launched a partnership with the National Department of Education in 2012 to enable South African schools to translate data into actionable insights. The Data Driven Districts (DDD) initiative aims to enable data...

UNESCO to launch Global Education Report at Innovation Africa 2017

UNESCO to launch Global Education Report at Innovation Africa 2017

October 9, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Government of Mozambique is gearing up for the Innovation Africa Summit that will take place at the Gloria Hotel, Maputo 23 to 25 October 2017. In an important development, it has now been confirmed that UNESCO has officially partnered with Innovation...

SAP East Africa

Youth to power SME digital transformation success in East Africa

October 4, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Youth to power SME digital transformation success in East Africa

52 skilled youths graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program this week in Kenya. The graduation ceremony took place at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi. All 52 graduates have already been placed at partner and customer...

Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

October 3, 2017 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

On the 2nd of October 2017, 40 employees from Samsung’s headquarters in South Korea gathered in Accra to take part in the company’s annual Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP). The week-long initiative, which is aimed at empowering young girls with...

Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

October 3, 2017 • Education, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Hundreds of Nigerian teachers trained for SAP Code Week

Over 450 public and private school teachers from across North Central Nigeria gathered at Baze University last week, 25-30 September 2017, for a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshop session organised as part of Africa Code Week (ACW) 2017. Forming part two of...

PC tablets

Mauritius: Learners to receive PC tablets in 2018

September 29, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Mauritius: Learners to receive PC tablets in 2018

Primary School learners in Mauritius will receive PC tablets as part of a major initiative co-sponsored by the Government of India. The Minister of Education of Mauritius, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun announced that personal computer (PC) tablets will be made...

Pai Technology

New Pai tech educational games launched in South Africa

September 29, 2017 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on New Pai tech educational games launched in South Africa

Gammatek, a distributor of technology accessories, has announced the introduction of Pai Technology educational games for children in South Africa. The company will add Pai Technology’s TJ’s Math Adventure, Stem Lab-Little Engineer, Ocean Pets and Cube...

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Google gives $1.5m grant to Siyavula Education

September 28, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google gives $1.5m grant to Siyavula Education

Google has granted USD $1.5 million to the non-profit arm of Siyavula Education to provide free access to its maths practice service for 150 000 South African students and a further 150 000 in Nigeria. Siyavula started the process by announcing its...

e4 internship

e4 internship to unlock the potential of South African technology graduates

September 26, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on e4 internship to unlock the potential of South African technology graduates

Internships provide a vital link between academic learning and professional employment, and with strategic partnerships, these internships can be effective for business and the youth. With this in mind, e4 partnered with the EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative...

Dutch eLearning specialist launches in South Africa

Dutch eLearning specialist aNewSpring launches in South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Dutch eLearning specialist aNewSpring launches in South Africa

ANewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company announced on Thursday 21 September 2017 that the company has opened a Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies. The announcement was made at the E-learning Insights 2017...

Tanzanian government introduces secondary school ICT initiative.

Interview: Smart classrooms to bring digital learning to South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Smart classrooms to bring digital learning to South Africa

Technological advancements in education can impact the quality of education as well as provide ways in which teachers engage and present lessons. It is clear that the future of education is going to change and schools will soon consist of virtual teachers...

digital africa

South African teachers trained to develop digital personas

September 20, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African teachers trained to develop digital personas

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently helped equip a group of local teachers with the skills they needed to create, safeguard and develop their digital personas. A digital persona is the personality one...

Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App.

New mobile rewards app launched in South Africa

September 19, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New mobile rewards app launched in South Africa

Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App. The app will offer student consumers rewards, freebies, deals and information, as well as free Wi-Fi and WhatsApp benefits. Van Schaik has also...