Education in Nigeria has had a paradigm shift in the last decade. Although, traditional school system has received wide spread acceptance across the various ethnic classifications and learning beyond the shores of a conventional classroom has been embraced as well. There has always been a mass outcry on the decay that has plunged the traditional...
In an increasingly digital world, more and more of our time is spent online. The internet provides a wide range of information and possibilities, but it may also create difficulties, especially with regard to filtering out key information from websites. This is why UNICAF has created the UNICAF mobile...
George Burgess, one of the world's youngest successful entrepreneurs at just 22 years old, has developed an education app that assists students in revising for their school exams. The app which has been dubbed "Gojimo" will be available in South Africa on the 2nd of April 2015. Burgess, the founder...
The significant technological advances in sub-Saharan Africa enabled UNICAF and Unicaf University to enhance its online offering and to increase access to quality higher education. Unicaf University received approval by the Malawi government and has established a new campus in the capital of Malawi, Lilongwe. The campus builds on the...
Blackboard has announced that the University of the Free State, the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria are now leveraging the Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment of Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship Learning Management System (LMS). Thanks to the AWS-powered SaaS deployment, the three universities, which are...
As attention moves from the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), political leaders will join education experts and investors at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa later this month to discuss the role technology can play in building on Africa’s progress in education,...
On Monday, 11 November 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (AWS EEIP) - designed by AWS South Africa and Amazon Data Services South Africa. The AWS EEIP aims to see over R365 million invested in the development of sustainable 100...
South African financial services provider, FNB announced on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, that - in the wake of its commitment to help entrepreneurs - it'll be launching a new digital app-based entrepreneurship learning programme - Fundaba. The company says that introducing new products and solutions will help increase the level...
Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business, according to research from Gartner. According to Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst Jan-Martin Lowendahl, traditional educational...
We’ve entered an age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and while many people are still getting used to the idea of AI, education institutions have already started a rollout as part of the curriculum. For years, we’ve adapted to the traditional way of learning, but today the contemporary classroom has become more...
Sizwe Nxasana, the Founder and CEO of Future Nation Schools and Chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will deliver a keynote on “The Future of Education” at the upcoming 3rd edition of the Education Innovation Summit set to take place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton...
Vodacom is amassing digital content that can help prepare the youth of today for this brave new world on its video on demand platform, Video Play. Video Play now boasts a substantial selection of educational content for kids and young adults ranging from mathematics, science and coding, in fun and...
The Mindset Network - an award winning not-for-profit organisation, which was set up in 2002 to provide educational solutions for formal education and health - has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming 2016 Education Innovation Summit. The Summit, which has been organised by IT News Africa and sponsored by Telkom, will see education and...
Kenya's public libraries are moving online to deliver free Internet to over half a million library members from June this year, as Liquid Telecom Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya connect 46 branches of Kenya National Libraries Services (KNLS) for the first time. Each of the 46 branches has...
AccessKenya has partnered with the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiatives (GESCI) to help improve the quality of teaching of Science, Technology, English and Mathematics subjects in Kenyan schools. Commonly referred to as STEM, it is feared that the number of students taking these subjects and excelling is on the decline...
The Mastercard Foundation - founded in 2006 by global financial services company, Mastercard - announced the launch of a new initiative set to begin in Ghana aims to enable three million young people to access 'dignified and fulfilling' work by 2030. Young Africa Works programmes aim to support entrepreneurs, small...
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