EDUCATION

Germany: African Youth Education Awards marks 10th anniversary

The African Youth Education (AYE) Awards holds its annual award ceremony at the premises of the IHK in Hamburg on Saturday, 22 October 2022. The youth empowerment initiative, which promotes educational achievement in the African community in Germany, marks its 10th anniversary this year. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed low educational attainment level of …

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German state wants to introduce tuition fees for foreign students

Bavaria, one of Germany’s 16 federal states, wants to introduce tuition fees for students from non-EU countries. The state government has submitted a bill to the state’s parliament to open up the possibility for universities to charge third country nationals. Generally, education in tertiary institutions is tuition free in Germany except in two states, where international students from non-EU countries …

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German fellowship for sub-Sahara African journalists opens

Broadcast journalists residing in a Sub-Sahara African country can participate in a fellowship being offered Germany’s leading organisation for international media development. DW Akademie is accepting applications for its Constructive Journalism Fellowship. The program brings together media professionals who want to learn more about constructive storytelling and connect with like-minded colleagues. The fellowship includes online trainings that will be held …

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SAP graduates paving way to Africa’s digital future

NAIROBI, Kenya, 21st June 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Graduates of the SAP Young Professionals Program are adding valuable digital skills capacity to African enterprises across the continent. According to Cathy Smith, MD SAP Africa, since the launch of the program in 2012, the support provided by graduates brings critical digital skills to African businesses to help drive greater digitalisation and …

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Google offers 30,000 scholarships to African developers

Google has announced an additional 30,000 Android and Google Cloud training scholarships for aspiring and professional developers in Africa as part of its programme with Andela and Pluralsight. The programme aims to engage with existing and aspiring developers to help them build the skills they need to get a job in tech after the programme is over. The Google Africa …

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Free learning App for young Africans launched

The free mobile app, Trace Academia, will feature course content and features developed by Trace and a coalition of leading corporations and organizations such as Google, L’OrĂ©al Foundation, AFD, UNESCO, Orange, Canal +, SACEM, Visa, Schneider Electric, Durex, Leroy Merlin, Bureau Veritas, Ford Foundation, Afreximbank, Accor-Kasada, The Minister of Finance of France, the African Union, the University of Johannesburg, Senghor …

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How a Kenyan fintech helps keep kids from low income families in school

Kenya’s constitution guarantees free public education for children and has made great strides to make that happen over the past decade. “However, persistent historical barriers, such as poverty and distance to school, continue to prevent many children from accessing the teaching and education they deserve. For years, this has stumped education policymakers,” says Andrew Zerzan, Deputy Regional Director and Director …

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Germany, Orange open digital training centre in Madagascar

Orange and the German Development Cooperation inaugurate in Madagascar the 9th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, to train young people in digital technology and enhance their employability. The goal is to fulfil their shared vision, fostering youth employability while supporting sustainable growth and the country’s digital transformation —— Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, …

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Germany: Number of foreign students rises despite pandemic

The number of foreign students in Germany continues to rise even during the pandemic, a new report by the Academic Exchange Service reveals —- Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the number of foreign students in Germany has apparently increased. As the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announced in Bonn on Tuesday, according to a survey-based forecast, between 330,000 and 350,000 …

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Bayelsa Govt Partners AfricanTide Union on Skills Development

The Bayelsa State Government has said that it would partner with the AfricanTide Union, an international social development organisation, to train over 200 Bayelsans in various skills. The Commissioner for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Hon. Stanley Braboke, stated this on Monday during a meeting with the management of AfricanTide Union in Yenagoa. He expressed delight that the AfricanTide Technical Training …

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Merck Foundation recognizes best African women and young researchers

ABUJA, Nigeria, January 5, 2022/ — CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Dr Rasha Kelej, and the scientific committee felicitated 13 winners of best African Women Researchers and best Young African Researchers of MARS Awards 2021 ceremony via videoconference for their valuable research work and contribution to empowering women and youth in STEM; Merck Foundation also announced the Call for Applications for …

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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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