The crave for foreign studies by many Nigerian youths came to fore again on Monday at the Canadian Education Fair held in Lagos. It is an annual event and this year’s edition was the ninth in the series. Hundreds of youths who are either in schools or have graduated and now seeking further studies stormed the venue, where scores of Canadian higher institutions and their Nigerian affiliates showcased their trades. MOJEED ALABI reports
Kenyan pupils have been ranked second to those from Mauritius in maths in southern and eastern Africa. But they lag behind Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius and Swaziland in reading skills, according to a report by a regional education coalition.
The British Library for Development Studies (BLDS)has been developing an information literacy programme over the past two years which includes course materials and an online network for trainers and practitioners in Africa to share best practice.
Addis Ababa (InformAfrica) – Dr Beatrice Khamati, Head, Education Division of the AU Commission, says more than 26 African countries are unlikey to achieve Education for All (EFA) by 2015.
(InformAfrica) Residents of Rivers State in Nigeria who have a different state of origin now have cause to smile as the Executive Director, Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), Noble Pepple, has revealed that the agency is working out modalities to extend its scholarship scheme to residents from other parts, Omena Abenabe, AfricaNews reporter say.
(InformAfrica) – About 50% of university graduates in Ghana are not likely to find jobs after national services unless government policies are properly addressed, the vice chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey has said. He added Ghanaians continue to face unemployment problems because government policies over the years, have not properly addressed the issues.
GHANA – The Chief of Apam, Nana Edu Effrim X has urged African Heads of State to select about three languages to be studied in schools throughout the continent to make communication between African countries easier.
(InformAfrica) — Swaziland’s only university, closed this week as the kingdom battles unprecedented financial woes, needs $11 million to resume classes, the education minster said Thursday.
(InformAfrica) — BioMed Central recently launched ‘Open Access Africa’, a collection of initiatives designed to increase the output and visibility of scientific research published by African learning institutes. Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, has recently been announced as the first African Foundation Member to participate in the free scheme.