Microsoft Kenya, Stanbic Kenya Foundation and the Kenyan Government have partnered to impart digital skills to 50,000 entrepreneurs. According to TechWeez, this move will see private sector players "address a digital skills gap within the market" through digital learning and skilling initiative. “The digital landscape is transforming rapidly, and Kenya...
IBM has partnered with the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) to launch the Open P-TECH for Africa programme. This programme is expected to provide 50,000 Kenyan youth aged 14 to 20 years with access to digital training about emerging tools and technologies designed to help them leapfrog to a...
The COVID-19 crisis, and the impact it has had on learning across the world, has highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world. At a time when many of the world’s students shifted from physical to digital, we were also faced with the hard truth that...
Tuition fees have burdened many young people financially and pushed others to abandon their dreams as the high cost was discouraging. Without a doubt, a scholarship is one way to earn a degree and start your career debt-free. Many talented but disadvantaged students get to study in western universities with...
For millions of students and instructors across the world, online classes have become a necessity because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, in general, many have found the transition to a virtual learning environment to be – at the very least – challenging. Indeed, if you’re used to spending a...
The online education market has grown rapidly within recent years. Opportunities for teachers to make money teaching English online are abundant. But make no mistake. You’ll have a lot of competition. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to stand out and get started making money...
The world is changing at a rapid speed as new regulations come into play, customer expectations change, and global competition grows – and that’s without considering how COVID-19 is compelling everyone to use digital technology rather than physical processes when they can. As the pandemic forces organisations to put...
Mastercard has revealed that its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programme, Girls4Tech, has reached its initial goal of educating one million girls. The programme has a new and inspiring ambition to reach five million girls by 2025.  The programme, which launched in 2014, offers activities and curriculum built on global...
T-Systems and Fortinet have teamed up to launch a Cyber Security Academy that's accessible to local South African youth. The new Academy is expected to include Fortinet’s Network Security Expert (NSE) certifications, helping participants build cybersecurity awareness skills and ultimately tackle the global cybersecurity workforce shortage. “Cybersecurity has become a top...
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...
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