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  • Ghanaian Entrepreneur Sees Opportunity In Student Online Mentoring And Guidance

    Ghanaian entrepreneur By Ann Brown, 6:12 pm AFKI Original

    When Afia Bobia Amanfo thinks about Ghana, she sees a country ripe for harvesting, full of opportunities for its young population but lacking many basic necessities crucial for the success of young people. “This might not be an advantage for every business but it is a great opportunity for us as a social enterprise to make a difference in the lives of these young ones and help redefine the future of Ghana,” Amanfo told AFKInsider. Amanfo co-founded Students Hub Ghana, an online platform for mentoring young Ghanaians in education, career, tech, and entrepreneurship. A month after launch, the site has 3,000-plus followers.

  • Pro-Gordhan Rhetoric Rising In South Africa’s Mercurial Politics

    Avoiding A Ratings Downgrade By Dana Sanchez, 2:56 pm

    For now, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan still has a job and he just got more responsibilities heaped on him to try and solve the country’s higher education fees crisis. The country’s university students have for months been protesting for free higher education. Gordhan is innocent of fraud charges until a court proves otherwise and with a Nov. 2 court date less than two weeks away, the government has decided he might be useful helping to solve crises like the one grabbing international headlines over protests at South African universities.

  • Mobile Phones Disrupt African Classrooms, But Businesses Give Incentives

    Mobile phones disrupt African classrooms By Dana Sanchez, 8:09 am

    Mobile phone use in African schools has become a leading issue, echoing concerns around the world. Major corporations like Vodacom, parent of Kenya’s Safaricom, incentivize children to use their mobile phones for schoolwork, promising free access to online learning materials. Teachers and students say they’re using their phones increasingly in African classrooms, not just to talk and text but to check Facebook. African school students report disturbing levels of bullying and harassment, according to a survey.

  • 12 African Cities Where It’s Great To Be A Student

    By Julia Austin, 2:58 pm

    It’s no secret that youth unemployment is one of the greatest problems facing most African countries. Affordability is just one of many factors that make these African cities great for students. Of course, an unlimited budget can’t give a charmless city charm, or infuse opportunity where there is none. A university education is no guarantee of finding work in Africa but there’s a good chance you’ll have a lot of fun. Here are 12 African cities where it’s great to be a student.

  • 12 Sub-Saharan African Countries With The Highest Adult Literacy Rates

    African Countries With The Highest Adult Literacy Rates By Keren Mikva, 8:51 pm AFKI Original

    Literacy is a leading factor in evaluating a country’s development. It gives potential investors an idea of how well a country’s citizens will be able to contribute on the global stage. It’s important to recognize the progress South Africa has made to equalize education since apartheid. About 93 percent of the adult population is literate, with 20 percent of the national budget devoted to education. These are the sub-Saharan African countries with the highest literacy rates for adults.

  • 12 Things You Should Know About Response To The Garissa Attack

    By Keren Mikva, 11:41 am AFKI Original

    In light of Al-Shabaab’s violent retaliation against Kenyan troops in Somalia, the Garissa attack prompted some Kenyan officials to call for troops to pull out of African Union peacekeeping missions in Somalia. Many criticize Kenyan authorities’ response, but Al-Shabaab gets the attention. Here are 12 things you should know about response to the Garissa attack.

  • Can Robotics Change Minds of African Science Students?

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:31 pm

    Solomon King Benge is a high school dropout with a passion for robots and he’s using them in Ugandan classrooms to excite students about science. He founded Fundi Bots in Kampala, and it has taken off in 15 schools. Students are encouraged to use recycled materials or components never designed to be a robotic building-blocks — like microphones and laser pointers.

  • Education App Takes Kenya’s School System By Storm

    By Makula Dunbar, 1:40 pm

    Finding it’s way into 5,000 public schools, the educational mobile software Eneza is used by more than 300,000 students in Kenya, according to CCTV Africa. One of the more impactful offerings in Africa’s tech education pool, the program — which students use on a phone given to them at school — helps with exposure to textbook material, quizzes and offerings in other classes. The program is planning on expanding next year to Ghana and Tanzania.

  • Tanzania Makes Adjustment To In-School Mobile Phone Ban

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:36 pm

    The government has announced a lift on the ban of mobile phones in secondary school premises to make room for an initiative designed to build positive attitude towards mathematics in secondary school students. Until now, students in Tanzania have not been allowed to enter their schools’ with mobile phones.

  • Total Uganda Launches Oil & Gas Week With University Students

    By Makula Dunbar, 1:15 pm

    Makerere University students have been tipped on opportunities for business development and employment in oil industry. The training was conducted by Total Uganda staff during the launch of oil gas week at Makerere University on Tuesday.

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