EDUCATION

Meet Africa’s IT Role Model for Girls

LAGOS, Nigeria, October 12, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Speaking to Victory Yinka-Banjo is like drinking a fizzy drink. She bubbles with ideas and confidence. Little wonder that this 17-year-old Nigerian was chosen to be this year’s youth ambassador for Africa Code Week, the continent’s biggest digital skills youth initiative. Even at her young age, Victory is no stranger to publicity. …

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Free training for 300,000 Nigerians in audio-visual production

300,000 young Nigerians are to be trained in Film, Television and Motion Production courtesy of a partnership between KAP Academy and MasterCard Foundation —- In a landmark partnership announced on Monday (11 October 2021), 300,000 young Nigerians will be trained in film, television, and motion picture production over the next three years. The scheme will be implemented by Lagos-based KAP …

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SAP Young Professionals Program evolves to meet Africa’s digital skills demands

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 28, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- As survivors of a global crisis, bright young professionals are entering the labour market equipped with new skills, fresh perspective, and boundless energy. This is all thanks to a highly successful graduate program driven by SAP and supported by a thriving ecosystem of public and private sector partners and customers. According …

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Ghana: Teachers embrace digital learning

ACCRA, Ghana, September 22, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Despite the dual challenges of low internet penetration and a switch to virtual teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers in Ghana have embraced the opportunity to learn 21st century digital teaching skills during this year’s Africa Code Week Train-the-Trainer campaign. Ghana has a fast-growing population that more than doubled from 14.2 …

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Nigerian appointed university chancellor in Scotland

A Nigerian, Yekemi Otaru, has been named Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). The university, with origins dating back to 1897, made this known via a statement on its website. Ms Otaru will formally take up the role of Chancellor at the UWS on 1 September 2021, succeeding Dame Elish Angiolini. The 42-year-old holds four degrees …

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How kids in Africa can do better in school

Education is considered an investment in human capital. That is why every country allots a budget in order for its citizens to have access to learning. Some countries make it a top priority, apportioning a larger portion of the national budget to education. Other countries, due to poverty, cannot afford to budget so generously. According to Africa Learning Barometer, about 40% of …

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Meet Africa’s 10-year-old Coding champion

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 18 May 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Much has been written about the importance of advancing digital literacy on the African continent, especially among its younger citizens. With more than half of the world’s under-25s expected to live in Africa by 2050, mobilising and inspiring this youthful population to be active participants in the global digital economy is …

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Cameroon to receive 1 million licenses of Russian MyOffice software

Ministry of Primary Education of the Republic of Cameroon will receive 1 mln licenses of Russian MyOffice software. The memorandum was signed during a business mission held in the country, which entailed a series of meetings at the highest state level —- MOSCOW, Russia, May 17, 2021/ — MyOffice, the Russian developer of office software for joint work on documents …

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India invites Nigerian Students to Apply for Scholarship

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi, is inviting applications from Nigerians and other foreign students for grant of scholarship, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education has said. A statement from the Federal Scholarship Board Management explained that the scholarship was meant for students seeking to pursue higher studies at the undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral levels in Indian Educational …

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Top 5 Ranking Universities in Germany for Foreign Students

Germany is considered among the top educational destinations in Europe and the world. In fact, few German universities also feature in the top 10 universities in the world for free education. Germany is known for an efficient and affordable education system with a wide range of courses to choose from for international students. Are you wondering why you should choose …

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African startup receives funding from Zoom

In March 2021, Kabakoo Academies, African EdTech startup, launched the first no-code training in West Africa, confirming once again its leading role in tech education on the continent. Kabakoo is a no-code pioneer, the first EdTech in Africa to join this growing digital trend enabling people to design and deploy apps without coding. Dedicated to youth employment and entrepreneurship, Kabakoo …

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German eLearning platform reaches 1 Million African youth in first year

BERLIN, Germany, January 14, 2021/ — 800,000 people in Africa reached with over 100,000 registered users; digital learning enables Africa’s youth to reach their personal potential. atingi (www.atingi.org), the digital learning platform of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has exceeded expectations in its first year. Within twelve months, atingi has reached almost a million people …

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Application opens for German scholarships for journalists from Africa, others

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany, which will start in September. Students who successfully complete the four-semester program will be awarded a master of arts degree. DW Akademie is part of Deutsche Welle (DW). It is the centre for education and knowledge transfer at Germany’s international broadcaster. Its activities include international …

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Application for German Fellowship for international journalists opens

Graduate journalism students and recent graduates can apply for a two-week summer fellowship in Germany and Poland. The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) will choose 14 to 16 individuals to examine the role journalists played in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and current issues that raise ethical concerns today. The next journalism program, which is open …

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Professor Olayemi Akinwumi appointed Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja

A former Germany-based Nigerian academic, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Lokoja, Nigeria. The chairman of the  university’s governing council, Senator Chris Iheanyichukwu Adighije, made the announcement on Friday in the Kogi State capital city. Akinwumi, one of Nigeria’s leading historians, was until his appointment Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Adighije explained …

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L’Oréal awards research grants to six exceptional young African women scientists

  The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme recognizes South African female Scientists for their groundbreaking research JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 17th, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- 2020 marks the second edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Young Talents Programme. The programme supports young female scientists and rewards scientific excellence. Created in 1998 and led by …

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