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Over 2,000 students to benefit from library and ICT centre in Ghana

Over 2000 students to benefit from library and ICT centre in Ghana

April 1, 2019 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

The MTN Ghana Foundation has commissioned a modern library for a High School in the Eastern region. The facility will include a 20 seater ICT Centre and Teachers common area. In addition, the MTN Ghana Foundation partnered with Huawei Ghana to deploy fibre broadband to provide internet service for the school. The library which will [&hellip...

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Frogfoot rolls out free fibre to schools

Frogfoot rolls out free fibre to schools

March 30, 2019 • Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Frogfoot rolls out free fibre to schools

With education being paramount to the success and growth of South Africa, Frogfoot has committed to providing schools in its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) coverage areas with up to 1 GBPS free fibre. “We have partnered with internet service providers (ISPs)...

Girls-only AI bootcamp to address the systematic exclusion of youth

March 30, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Girls-only AI bootcamp to address the systematic exclusion of youth

Furthering its commitment to driving education in South Africa, Microsoft has partnered with AI in Townships to realise the DigiGirlz initiative which aims to help talented youth reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow by equipping them...

Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

March 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019. Gartner highlighted the technologies that higher education CIOs should have on their radar this year, especially as they look to enhance their competitive...

African short stories for everyone

March 26, 2019 • Education, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on African short stories for everyone

Africans have been telling stories for centuries, passing nuggets of cultural knowledge and heritage from one generation to the next through fables, folktales, and epic narrations. Newly launched storytelling app, BookBeak, is now making it possible for those...

GESF2019: Tanzanian start-up announced as winner of Next Billion Ed-Tech Prize

March 26, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on GESF2019: Tanzanian start-up announced as winner of Next Billion Ed-Tech Prize

Tanzanian start-up Ubongo, a localised educational media platform that reaches millions of families through accessible technologies, has won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize launched by The Varkey Foundation to recognise the most innovative...

GESF2019 leads the conversation on the global learning crisis

March 24, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on GESF2019 leads the conversation on the global learning crisis

The seventh annual Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF 2019), a Varkey Foundation initiative, opened at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE on Saturday, March 23. Under the theme “Who is changing the world?” GESF 2019 brought together more than 2,200...

Digital Intelligence launches global standard for digital literacy

March 23, 2019 • Digital Transformation, EducationComments Off on Digital Intelligence launches global standard for digital literacy

The Coalition for Digital Intelligence (CDI), a platform created in association with the World Economic Forum (Forum) and formed jointly by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE), and DQ Institute,...

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

March 22, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities

The Vodacom Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Nelson Mandela Foundation, UN Women and Global Citizen, showcased a new education ecosystem at the Divhani Community Crèche and Frank Ravele Secondary School in Vhembe District,...

Turning talent into skills and skills into success

March 22, 2019 • Education, Events, West AfricaComments Off on Turning talent into skills and skills into success

As the African continent prepares for a period of profound change, with the launch of a drive to create a common free trade area, increasing exposure to global markets and technological innovation affecting every sector, this year’s eLearning Africa will...

 Microsoft launches its South African Policy Innovation Centre

Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

March 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

Having recently opened data-centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Microsoft has now officially launched its second Policy Innovation Centre (PIC) in Africa at the University of Pretoria. The PICs are state-of-the-art physical centre designed to bring...

Digital education boost for South Africa’s poorest pupils

March 17, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Digital education boost for South Africa’s poorest pupils

In a boost for South Africa’s ailing education system, business heavyweights are backing a plan to place a fully resourced e-learning tablet in the hands of one million of the poorest pupils within the next five years. Already MTN, Oxford University Press,...

EdTech to bridge performance gaps among South African learners

EdTech to bridge performance gaps among South African learners

March 15, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on EdTech to bridge performance gaps among South African learners

With the government committing to increased spending on education in its next fiscal year, and President Cyril Ramaphosa having announced a particular emphasis on bolstering the digital environment in classrooms with appropriate hardware, the Western Cape is...

Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

March 15, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson, UNESCO scale up skill development in AI for youth

Ericsson and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have formed a new partnership to educate and empower the youth, with the development of a new digital skill learning program that has specific emphasis on scaling up...

Rwandan entrepreneurs benefit from Alibaba training programme

March 14, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwandan entrepreneurs benefit from Alibaba training programme

Alibaba Business School, Alibaba Group’s university, last week hosted 30 Rwanda-based entrepreneurs at the company’s global headquarter in Hanghzou to learn from Alibaba’s experience and the tools needed to run successful business in the digital era....

Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers and teachers

Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills

March 13, 2019 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills

Vodacom has announced that 367 unemployed young people will be graduating with certified diplomas in Information Technology Technical Support from the Vodacom Youth Academy during March and April this year. The Vodacom Foundation founded the Youth Academy in...