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Corona Crisis: Germany offers emergency loan to local and foreign students

Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek wants to help students with emergency loans through the corona crisis. Two thirds of students work alongside their studies; for foreign students it is about three quarters. Many of them have lost their jobs as a result of the current corona pandemic. This presents many with financial constraints. From 8 May, students can apply for …

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12 African companies named fellows at educational tech centre

Twelve African EdTech Companies Named as First Fellows at Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT. Pan-African group will receive support to scale up EdTech innovations that improve teaching and learning in secondary education KIGALI, Rwanda, 1 February 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) today announced …

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Google offering paid fellowship for journalism, tech and design students in Europe

Google has announced the continuation and expansion of its Google News Initiative Fellowship in Europe. The scheme connects students and recent graduates who want to explore the intersection between journalism and technology with news organisations. The successful candidates will kick off their careers in the news industry by spending 8 weeks in Summer working with experts in newsrooms and creating …

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Canada announces express visa scheme for Nigerian students

Canada has announced an express visa scheme for students from Nigeria seeking to study at the country’s universities and colleges, PIE News has reported. The Nigeria Student Express initiative is aimed at expediting the processing time for study visa applications in Nigeria. The scheme, a specialised financial verification system (MyBank) used to ensure students have sufficient funds to study in …

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Experts rally female students in Nigeria for science-oriented professions

ABUJA, Nigeria, February 3rd, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Science and Engineering Experts have called on young female students to pursue professional carriers in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM in Nigeria. The experts who were drawn from the public and private institutions in Nigeria, as well as the development sector, made this call recently at the Engineering …

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German-African Journalism exchange programme calls for applications

The International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) are offering fellowships to up to six young Southern African journalists and up to five young German journalists.  Journalists ages 25 to 40 from Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Germany can apply. The Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme is a multiyear …

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African startup launches education platform to encourage women entrepreneurship

The multifunctional online subscription site offers tried-and-tested creative crafting lesson plans, teaching resources and business acumen CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 28, 2020/ — A Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club bridges the gap between entrepreneurship for stay-at-home parents and education for tots-to-tweens. The multifunctional online subscription site offers tried-and-tested creative crafting lesson plans, teaching resources and business acumen for …

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Digital Rights Media Fellowship opens to African journalists

Early-career African journalists working for mainstream print and online newspapers can apply for this fellowship. The Paradigm Initiative is accepting candidates for its Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship. The application process is now open for the third edition of the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship. The Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Digital Inclusion Media Fellowship 2020 seeks to embed …

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Free Coding Training for African Youth in Berlin

African Youth Abroad Empowerment (AYAE), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to educating, enriching and empowering the youth, is holding its first ever Free Coding BootCamp in collaboration with Leap Academy on 8 February in Berlin. According to the largest English-language news network in Europe, The Local’s publication of 9 January 2019 titled “Germany and Poland compete to fill labour gaps”, Germany …

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Foreign students made to wait months for German visa after admission – new report

Students in India, Morocco and Cameroon had to wait over a year before getting a visa appointment to study in Germany, according to a report. The Greens slammed the growing wait times as “discouraging and demotivating.” International students looking to study in Germany face growing hurdles to securing visas, according to a report on Thursday. At 24 German embassies and diplomatic …

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Orange, GIZ partner to impart digital skills on 20,000 youths in Africa

Orange and GIZ as two major institutions - one recognized for its expertise and know-how in the field of innovation, the other recognized by its experience and expertise in supporting the economic and social development of partner countries - will work hand in hand to train young people in digital skills, improve their employability and thus help reduce unemployment.

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Journalism exchange scholarship opens for African and German participants

International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) offer scholarship to six young African and five young German journalists. For two months the African participants will have the chance to work in Germany and will be integrated into the day-to-day journalism of their host newsroom while also researching stories for their home media. Journalists, aged 25 to 40, from Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of …

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Kagame inaugurates Carnegie Mellon University Africa campus in Rwanda

Pittsburgh, US-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has opened its newly-built African campus in Kigali, Rwanda. The institution is the only American research university offering master’s degrees with a full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. Inaugurating the campus on Friday (22 November), President Paul Kagame said Rwanda had the potential, will and capacity of hosting international centres of excellence such …

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Are you an EdTech Entrepreneur?

Submit your proposal for a chance to grow your business and disrupt how secondary education is delivered across Africa The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting growth-stage, educational technology (EdTech) innovators to apply for an opportunity to grow their ventures while contributing to improving the quality of education …

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Meet the Ghanaian driving digital literacy in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies

    Getting Africa’s large and growing youth population ready for active roles in the global digital economy is no small task. But as one innovative social enterprise in Ghana has shown, when public and private sector partners collaborate to solve key societal problems, there is virtually no limit to what can be achieved.    “Our continent is a wealth …

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More foreign-born teachers working in Germany

There are more teachers from abroad working in German schools than ever before. The last decade has seen an increase of 61% in the number of foreign teachers. More teachers in Germany have non-German passports than ever before, according to figures from the German Statistics Office Destatis published on 2 October. Despite the increase, the percentage remains relatively modest; only …

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Germany’s outstanding African students to be honoured in Hamburg

A laudable initiative to promote higher educational achievements among youth in the community of people of African origin in Germany holds its annual award ceremony in Hamburg on Saturday, 2 November 2019. The African Youth Education Awards (AYEA) motivates African-origin youth in the country to seek excellence in school. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed …

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