Zimbabwe: A shortage of engineers alarming

Leonard NcubeZimbabwe has only 1 500 civil, mechanical, architectural and scientific engineers out of about 6 000 accredited professionals in the field.This emerged during...

Pupils feel the heat of arsonists

Bongekile MacupeWith budget cuts and an infrastructure backlog at the basic education department, it may take a while before the schools that were burnt...

Burundi: School ban on expectant teens ‘skewed’ against girls’ education

Nita Bhalla Burundi's ban on pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers attending school is not only a violation against children's right to education, but also...

Kenya: Free internet for Nairobi public schools from next term

Staff Reporter All public primary and secondary schools within the Nairobi City County will be supplied with computers and have internet connection, Governor Mike Sonko...

Zimbabwe: Government vows to proceed with public exam despite teachers’ concerns

William Milasi Government has vowed to proceed with the November Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) final Science practical examinations as scheduled despite demands by a...

Students tell of “deplorable” accommodation at Nelson Mandela University

Joseph Chirume Student leaders at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth have spoken out against what they call "deplorable" living conditions. They were among nearly 600...

The long and short of South African school commutes: a case...

Julia de Kadt and Alexandra ParkerEducation enables social mobility. This is particularly true in a context of high inequality and high unemployment, such as South Africa. This...

Private, private partnerships: Transforming lives through sport

Mosibodi WhiteheadOngeziwe Mali was introduced to hockey after visiting a friend. She was 10 years old and in grade 4.“A friend of mine invited...

Ashwin Willemse receives master’s degree

Staff Reporter Former Springbok rugby star Ashwin Willemse graduated with a Masters of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, with Distinction on Wednesday. His wife Michelle...

Rwanda’s pre-school reading programme improves reading culture

Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti They sat under a tree, hurdled in a group, book pages making flapping sounds, thanks to the breeze that morning. When we arrived...