Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:50:00 GMT
The Narrative of Higher Education in Africa
Higher education on the African continent has changed over the years. This show will take a look at were higher education was, were it is currently and were it seeks to be in the coming years. We take a look at the history of higher education on the continent and the future of Jobs and skills in Africa report by the World Economic Forum. Join us as we kick off this new journey of higher education on the continent.
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:19:00 GMT
Key Challenges facing Higher Education in Africa
As we all know with any change or development comes challenges and todays show we take a look at some challenges facing higher education on the continent. The number of students enrolled in tertiary education has increased from fewer than 200,000 in 1970 to around 10 million today. 4 challenges have been identified as key challenges. We also discuss the 10 most sort after jobs in Africa.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:29:00 GMT
The Role of Higher Education Authority in Zambia - Prof. Stephen Simukanga
Higher Education Authorities play an important role in implementing systems of quality assurance, accreditation, conducting institutional audits and regulation of higher education institutions in Zambia. Today we discuss the role of the HEA of Zambia since its inception. We also profile one of South Africa's top Universities ranking in the top 500 universities in the world. Stellenboch University
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:05:00 GMT
Skills Development Is Crucial Africa's Advancement
Skills development has become crucial in advancing the African continent. The future of the continent, in part, rests on the skills, knowledge, talents and commitment of its young people. To ensure that young people are equipped with these skills the World Skills Competition was established. WorldSkills SA Team Heads To Abu-Dhabi
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:57:00 GMT
The Role of Higher Education in Entrepreneurship Development
The driving force of every successful economy in the world is entrepreneurship. Encouraging entrepreneurs to start new businesses is a priority for any government and is only increasing in importance as nations look to grow, become self-reliant, and overcome economic uncertainty. DHET has established a program called EDHE targeted at the 26 universities.
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:02:00 GMT
Algeria is Taking Entrepreneurship To Tertiary Schools - Here is How
GEN Algeria Campus Ambassadors celebrate and shape the next generation of entrepreneurs through activities and competitions in and outside the campus to help them sharpen their skills and connect them to potential cofounders, mentors and even investors. Campus Ambassadors are charged with unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit on their campus.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:27:00 GMT
The Role Of Institutional Research in African Higher Education - Juan-Claude Lemmens
Institutional research is a broad category of work done at schools, colleges, and universities to inform campus decision-making and planning in areas such as admissions, financial aid, curriculum assessment, enrollment management, staffing, student life, finance, facilities, athletics, and alumni relations. Juan-Claude Lemmens, Ph.D., is the Head: Research and Innovation (Higher Education) at the Department for Education Innovation, University of Pretoria. He is co-developer of the Student Academic Readiness Survey, the First Year Experience Survey and the Career App.tizer. Juan-Claude has written two peer-reviewed articles, a chapter in a monograph and multiple technical reports in the areas of academic readiness, learning analytics, engagement, retention, and success. He is the current President of the Southern African Association for Institutional Research (SAAIR), coordinator of the South African Higher Education Learning Analytics (SAHELA) forum and Umalusi consultant to investigate the NSC and University success.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:06:00 GMT
Does Acquiring A University Qualification Mean That You Have The Right skills?
The attention of education policy-makers and the international education community is moving away from raising literacy levels and increasing access to secondary and higher education, towards skills required by the workforce to promote economic growth. To help us understand skills development from a South African context; I'm joined by Dr. TS Mashongoane who is the Acting Executive Officer. Skills development is the process of (1) identifying your skill gaps, and (2) developing and honing these skills. It is important because your skills determine your ability to execute your plans with success. Imagine a carpenter trying to build a house. He has the raw materials but lacks good wood-working tools. In an article published by Quartz Africa, African countries are seeing a “brain gain” as young elite graduates give up on the West. "Nearly 70% of African MBA students at the top 10 US and European schools planned to return home and work after graduation, found a survey by Jacana Partners, a pan-African private equity firm. Another study shows nine in ten African Ph.D. students studying abroad plan to work on the continent. Motivations behind the trend are understandable given the once-promising “Africa rising” narrative and the continent being home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies"
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:41:00 GMT
#FreeHigherEducation in South Africa - A Blessing or A Curse?
On the 16th December 2017, President Jacob Zuma announced that the South African Government will subsidize free higher education for poor and working-class students. He said in a statement the previous Saturday that the definition of poor and working-class students will now refer to "currently enrolled TVET Colleges or university students from South African households with a combined annual income of up to R350 000" by the 2018 academic year. Many people have criticized this, by calling it a move to gain political advantage; Some have also said that it is a victory for the #Feesmustfall movement. The question is that, do South African know what they want or not. Another concern is that whether Treasury has the budget to fund this project. Then there’s also the question of why free education is not being more widely rolled out for primary and secondary education students This announcement has certainly sparked a lot of debate within the country. The CEO of Universities South Africa Professor Ahmed Bawa said in an interview universities' major concern was that free education for students of working-class families was not a sustainable model. He said universities were worried about government needing to reverse the model in three years' time.
Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:34:00 GMT
How the Fourth industrial Revolution will affect higher education? Prof Tshilidzi Marwala
Forth Industrial Revolution is a term we’ve been hearing a lot about and on this show, we take a look at how it will affect Higher Education from the lecture room to the graduates we produce. The fourth industrial revolution is upon us and it will have a tremendous impact on every aspect of our lives. Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor, and Principal of the University of Johannesburg joins us to discuss this further. This requires that we evolve higher education. Modern universities started as elite institutions owned by religious institutions. During the first and the second industrial revolutions, many universities were formed to bring higher education to the masses. We are in an era where higher education is democratizing because all the materials that one can learn from universities are online, in both text and video formats and can be accessed free of charge if one has a computer and internet. How will the fourth industrial revolution change the university curriculum? Given all these developments, how do we orientate our universities so that they are able to thrive in this era?