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Telepresence technology connects Students in Kenya and UAE

July 5, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telepresence technology connects Students in Kenya and UAE

As part of its efforts to inspire youth to consider careers in technology, Cisco brought together students from Jebel Ali School in Dubai with their counterparts from Makini School in Nairobi, Kenya through Cisco Telepresence. Aligned with Cisco’s vision of ‘changing the way we work, live, play, and learn,’ the digital experience provided more than...

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Selling to the Cio

In Pictures: Selling to the CIO Workshop

July 4, 2016 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Selling to the CIO Workshop

From 29 – 30 June 2016 IT News Africa once again hosted its executive workshop titled “Selling to the CIO.” The workshop, which was held at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, drew in a number of high-level attendees from across Southern...

Etisalat set to boost e-learning in Nigeria

July 4, 2016 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat set to boost e-learning in Nigeria

Etisalat is set to boost the e-learning space for students in Nigeria with the launch of Cliqlite Portal, an internet-enabled application that offers unlimited access to a wide range of educational materials. Speaking at the launch event in Lagos, Chief...

Replacing text books with laptops could eliminate back problems

July 4, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

The age-old tradition of going to school with a backpack or a briefcase could most notably be something of the past. It is obvious that technology is evolving, and most of all it is aimed at making human life more comfortable. Many high school students,...

South Africa: Datacentrix and OpenText to boost skills development

June 30, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Datacentrix and OpenText to boost skills development

Integrated ICT systems provider, Datacentrix has revealed the introduction of a graduate training programme focused on South African skills development, working closely with OpenText. Datacentrix has selected ten graduates from Johannesburg, Cape Town, and...

South Africa: Disabled students join Canon’s First Swing golf competition

June 29, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Disabled students join Canon’s First Swing golf competition

Children with varying disabilities from four Gauteng schools got the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Canon First Swing Gauteng Inter Schools golf tournament hosted by the South African Disabled Golf Association’s (SADGA) First Swing Programme...

Vodacom & Gauteng Department of Education to address education challenges

June 24, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom & Gauteng Department of Education to address education challenges

Vodacom and the Gauteng Department of Education have renewed their commitment to a seven-year partnership which will see a revamped and feature rich mobile application (app) for Gauteng schools rolled out across the province this month to better assist school...

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South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education. These include massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform, short...

Kenya: Telco Systems rolls out 10GE network for KENET

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Telco Systems rolls out 10GE network for KENET

Telco Systems has revealed that it has deployed a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network for the Kenya Education Network (KENET) in Kenya. KENET is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator in Kenya that supports the communication needs of the...

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Africa’s first interactive digital learning centre launches in South Africa

June 21, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s first interactive digital learning centre launches in South Africa

EON Reality, a Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, in partnership with the city of Tshwane announced the inauguration of EON Reality’s Tshwane Interactive Digital Centre (IDC). This IDC is a central part of...

Ghana: Tigo to equip undergraduates with technology skills

June 21, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Tigo to equip undergraduates with technology skills

Tigo Ghana has launched its undergraduate internship programme with the first batch of 30 students taking up various positions within the organization; namely the Technology, Marketing, Customer Operations, Sales and Tigo Business departments. The Tigo...

Payroll has become a career perfectly suited to young people with curiosity and mathematical capability.

AfricaWorking to support 250,000 individuals with entrepreneurship skills

June 14, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaWorking to support 250,000 individuals with entrepreneurship skills

200,000 youth and 50,000 entrepreneurs are set to be supported by AfricaWorking, a new initiative by Barclays Africa, Emerging World, FranklinCovey, Knod, Microsoft, Safal Group and Syngenta. The new Association seeks to channel the collective power and...

Minecraft Education Edition

Educators get early access to Microsoft’s Minecraft Education Edition

June 10, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Educators get early access to Microsoft’s Minecraft Education Edition

As part of its ongoing commitment to empower students, Microsoft is releasing Minecraft: Education Edition early access for educators around the world. The early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition is available now, and gives educators a chance to...

We Think Code

South Africa: 120 students embark on two year coding journey

June 9, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 120 students embark on two year coding journey

WeThinkCode says its mission is to source and train Africa’s future coding talent – it’s an ambitious undertaking for the first peer-to-peer tertiary IT education academy in Africa, but it has now officially launched and is on track to train 120...

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Kenya: Libraries to offer free Internet to public

May 30, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Libraries to offer free Internet to public

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...

Video Game Design

South Africa: Vega to offer degree course in Game Design

May 30, 2016 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Vega to offer degree course in Game Design

South Africa is believed to have a gaming industry worth R 2.5 billion with a positive growth projection which is set to reach R 3.3 billion in 2017. Business is increasingly looking to gamification strategies to bring brands to life. On an international...