Technology can transform the educational experience at an individual student, group or class level, but when the borders of affordability and access get expanded, the benefits obtained get magnified, as schools are empowered to deliver more entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators. It is in this spirit that Microsoft South Africa...
­­­­­­­­ The University of Cape Town (UCT) is now the first University on the African continent to offer a degree in fintech. The degree is specifically designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to embrace the technological revolution in the financial services sector. The degree will be offered...
It’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve already heard of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and the enigma that is Bitcoin – they’re arguably some of the biggest buzzwords to come out of the digital era. However, for something that’s got a lot of people talking – and the likes of...
Prof Ben Shneiderman, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland and a world leader in the visualisation of big data sets, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, during its Spring graduation ceremony. Prof Shneiderman...
In an Artificial Intelligence future, those with high-end computing skills will not only survive, but thrive... This is according to Digital Skills Academy CEO and Founder, Paul Dunne. “No industry – from farming to fintech – is immune to the changes being wrought by the new digital economy,” says Dunne....
Technology is a tool. And like any tool, it can be used successfully or abused. In 1996, the late Steve Jobs was being interviewed for Wired magazine and was questioned on his views on the potential for technology to transform education. His reply was a sobering one, particularly for the...
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...
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...
Education experts and practitioner across the world will gather in Nairobi, Kenya next month to discuss on education investments in East Africa. The forum, which will be led by Informa Plc, the largest publicly owned exhibitions and training provider in the world, will also explore how increased investment from the...
The cost of higher education tends to rise at rates considerably high. This resulted in a spate of university protests that saw students demand free education in South Africa. Students argue that, with a large number of students entering universities, financial need should not be an obstacle to students who...
Fortinet recently announced it continues to train and educate in a bid to close the cybersecurity skills gap by rolling out even further expanded training and education initiatives. Recent additions to the company’s education and training programming includes additional Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) Institute cloud certifications and the offering...
Aga Khan Academy Mombasa has adopted a computerized electronic examination assessment platform ‘e-Assessment’ that has transformed the sitting and evaluation of the school’s exams, eliminating courier costs for exam papers, as well as leakages and losses in transit. “The need to ensure complete security for exam papers while eliminating any...
Paratus Namibia announced on Friday, 18 October 2019, that it has provided the Kwakwas Primary school with Internet access through its range of VSAT products - as part of its commitment to empower future generations. The school also received a sponsorship of 20 Lenovo tablets from Tacoma Sunrise Rotary...
Samsung Electronics West Africa opened a Smart School for Teachers in Nigeria at Model Primary School, Elekahia in Rivers State. The project, an initiative between Samsung and Rivers State Government was the fourth of five facilities already launched in Nigeria, with one more launch planned in Delta State. The launch...
The fact that 80% of cellphone users keep their mobile devices within arm's reach, coupled with growing acceptance of pre-teen mobile use, means parenting in the age of always-on connectivity has taken on a decidedly digital edge. This is according to South Africa's Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) which...
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 organisations in the region. Head of SAP Skills...
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