The impact of University Ranking in Africa
"University rankings are rankings of institutions in higher education which have been ranked on the basis of various combinations of various factors. " We look at the process that goes into University Rankings as well as its impact within institutions. We also chat to Magda Hanekom, Grant Bennett on IT internships. If we consider that our unemployment rate is a combination of deficient demand for labour, due to the increasingly skills-intensive orientation of the South African economy, and substandard supply, programmes that focus on in-demand skills and provide on-the-job learning are critical. And given that technology and software-services provide a massive market opportunity, championing these become critical.
FUNDI EDUCATION FORUM PREPARES THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY FOR THE FUTURE. #FEF2018
The 2nd annual Fundi Education Forum, in partnership with The African Presidential Leadership Centre (APLC), was held on the 29 Oct 2018 & it brought together former heads of African states, educators, business leaders, billionaires, students and innovators to discuss disruptive ideas in an effort to solve some of the challenges facing education and learning in Africa. “This year’s theme is a true reflection of our ability to be forward-thinking as a business, looking into the future of education and finding solutions that we can foster today for future success. Disrupting African Education aims to come up with bold and effective solutions that will play a key role in changing the face of education on the African continent,” says. Fundi CMO, Mala Suriah
Disrupting African Education at the Annual Fundi Forum
"Learning to read and write is a fundamental right. Yet, 38 % of African adults (some 153 millions) are illiterate; two-thirds of these are women. Africa is the only continent where more than half of parents are not able to help their children with homework due to illiteracy." On the African continent Alternative education models such as informal private schools, online learning platforms, skills-based programmes and alternative delivery models are contributing to the reach of education across Africa. We chat to Zakheni Ngubo, Candice Kern-Thomas and Tinashe on their Innovation in Education ahead of the Fundi Education Forum 2018
Student Entrepreneurship, The Best of Both Worlds - Norah Clarke
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal said, “If we really want to see the significant economic growth and job creation that we are seeing in developing countries, we must have real innovation in medium and hi-tech entrepreneurship”. EDHE is embarking on a roadshow to take the message of student entrepreneurship to 13 Campuses across South Africa and Dr. Norah Clarke joins us with Ntokozo Sibiya from Startup Academy to unpack the program.
The Political Landscape of Student politics on South Africa's Campuses.
Former president Nelson Mandela once said, “Young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom.” These words have been proven in recent history as more and more young people are stepping into the political landscape, invoking and demanding change. Student politics is a representation of the broader South African political context. Through student politics, we’ve seen The #AfrikaansMustFall, #OutsourcingMustFall #FeesMustFall protests are two clear examples of the involvement of student politics.
Somali STEM-Society Cultivating Future Innovators. Dr Sadiyo Siad
A collaborative public-private partnership to enhance scientific and technological creativity and innovation in the classroom as well as in business and industry, so as to spur educational and economic development. Somali Stem Society is committed to revive, encourage and empower next-generation Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, and Mathematicians to create, innovate and excel in their specialized fields of study or practice thus improving quality of education, business and industry in the Somali economy.
University Student Entrepreneurship Initiative
We all know that entrepreneurship is not a magic solution in a context of mass unemployment, but through this initiative, we will alert students to the fact that employment is not their only option to participate in the economy. The primary objective of SEW2018 is to raise awareness of entrepreneurship in its different forms as an alternative to formal employment.
EDUCATE LAUNCHES MATRIC MATHS AND SCIENCE REVISION PROGRAMME
The revision sessions are presented in an educational and yet entertaining manner, allowing learners to interact with subject experts who are available at each cinema complex to address questions from the pupils. The programme is presented in ten 150 minute episodes at cinemas which have been strategically selected for their convenience and accessibility for the learners. Each student leaves each session with the Math or Science Toolkit for that session to be used for future reference.
Afrika Tikkun Launched Its First ICT Academy To Educate Women And Youth
On Friday, 20 July 2018 Afrika Tikkun hosted its first Information Communication Technology (ICT) Academy launch in partnership with Think Tank under the theme ‘let’s tackle the ICT skills shortage’. The ICT Academy launch was intended to be a dialogue between delegates from the IT/ ICT, financial services, and network engineering sectors. Women are currently less likely than men to use our own digital technologies, with gaps larger among youth and those over 45 years old. ICT improves efficiency, enhances coordination and improves the quality of information gathered and shared for development planning.
The Current Landscape of STEM Education in South Africa - Eric J. Wright
The African continent hasn’t got a robust strategic plan on STEM policies, or even a clear roadmap or framework for implementing them effectively. It is not even clear if some national leaders understand their importance or meanings. If we invested in our tech entrepreneurs and innovators we will be able to resolve local problems with local solutions; instead, China and the U.S. are doing this for Africa with a hidden price.’