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...
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 recent announcement by the Gauteng provincial government to initiate a paperless classroom project as well as the Western Cape government’s commitment to spend R1.2-billion to implement e-learning in 1 250 local schools, is a significant step toward bridging the education gap in South Africa. This is according to Athol...
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...
The CIO Mining Africa Summit will be held at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice !, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on the 21st-22nd May. This landmark event will engage CIO's, CEO's & Ministers for the 1st time, to help educate the industry about the importance of the role of IT in...
The Nigerian education sector embraced online solutions to cater for an improved record management system, e-result checker, and eLearning platform. However, this has led to increased vulnerabilities in portals of universities and other higher institutions of learning. This is according to Nsikak Joseph Nelson, CEO Silex Secure. According to Nelson,...
Digital finance services will become increasingly tailored to the digital channel and will play a significantly larger role in 2015, as more and more South Africans look outside of mainstream financial institutions to meet their financial needs. This is according to Craig Whittaker, Head of Product at Wonga.com South Africa,...
Greenland Fedha Limited (GFL), a microfinance institution for small-scale tea farmers in Kenya, has implemented a new software solution to improve its efficiency and remain competitive in the market. According to the institution, it had chosen the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. With the system in place, GFL revealed that the...
South Africa is making significant headway in furthering financial inclusion, according to a new MasterCard report entitled “A Progressive Approach to Financial Inclusion.” According to MasterCard, the report explores the progress that 30 developed and developing countries have made in enabling access to and driving usage of different financial products...
As technology has become more integrated with healthcare, consumers and medical professionals alike are adjusting to new ways of doing things. However, will technology transform healthcare in 2015? Emily Ross, director of private healthcare search engine WhatClinic.com, examines some of the trends to watch out for in the coming...
Azimo, an online money transfer service, has revealed that consumers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in West African CFA francs for instant cash pick-up. Michael Kent, CEO of Azimo, explains that: “Together these 8 countries...
New technologies such as cloud computing are revolutionising the way people do business across the globe. In the African market, infrastructure has traditionally proven to be a challenge that has hindered adoption of new technologies. However, mobility is one area where Africa is leading the game, particularly when it...
MTN has over the past 7 years spent and invested GH¢ 950,539.37 on various education and health projects across the Upper East Region. Senior Manager in charge of Corporate Communications, Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, disclosed this at the 2014 MTN Editors' Forum in Bolgatanga. Fiagbenu said the projects were executed through the...
MasterCard has unveiled the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion, a new initiative seeking to impact more than 100 million people globally by developing practical and cost-effective financial tools that expand access and help build stable futures over the long term. Through an $11 million grant over three years...
Senegalese operator Sonatel has launched the Orange Foundation's digital education project for Africa in the presence of the country's minister of education, Serigne Mbaye Thiam. According to the operator, the project is expected to cover Senegal, Cameroun, Niger and Madagascar in its pilot phase. The company revealed that schools chosen...
WhatClinic.com, a Tripadvisor style site for private healthcare, has launched a program of expansion in South Africa to meet the growing demand from consumers for information about clinics. According to the company, detailed listings for more than 500 clinics already on the site, the team behind the online offering plans...
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