UNESCO organizes a workshop on the development of ICT standards for teachers in Africa, in Ouagadougou, on 14, 15 and 16 July 2009. In collaboration with the Ministry of Basic Education and Literacy and to the benefit of member countries of the Economic Community of African States (ECOWAS).
UNESCO, through the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) wants to equip teachers in the specific field of Information Technology and Communication (ICT). This justifies the (...)
The proposed strategy aims at revitalizing and promoting relevant and responsive Higher Education institutions and systems in Africa that unlock the minds and latent potentials of Africans and all others interested and able to effectively assist in overcoming the multitude of challenges faced by the Continent and its people. It will therefore, address the critical issue of re-positioning some potential African Tertiary and Vocational Training Institutes as well as National and Regional (...)
Faced with the daunting task of reaching millions of students scattered in a mostly rural nation twice the size of France, the Ethiopian government turned to two South African companies for help.
The assignment for Kagiso Educational TV and Sasani? Create extensive television-based curriculums to be taped in Johannesburg, and cobble together a distance-learning network linking 450 schools in the country, no matter how remote, in one of the least developed countries in the world.
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The Ghanaian government has reiterated it’s commitment to a comprehensive ICT system in the education sector, Dr Joseph S. Annan, Deputy Minister of Education, made the pledge on Wednesday in Accra.
According to GNA, Dr. Annan emphasized the government’s desire to expedite ICT delivery in education.
The minister was speaking at the opening of a three-day Africa Knowledge Exchange Forum on the topic, “21st Century Skills, ICTs Curriculum and Assessment.”
The forum, organised by Ghana e-Schools (...)
The World Conference on Higher Education was closed on July 8 on a call for governments to increase investment in higher education, promote diversity and strengthen regional cooperation to respond to societal needs.
"It has never been important as it is today to invest in higher education, key element of the development of an inclusive and diverse knowledge society, and advancing research, innovation and creativity, "said the final communiqué adopted at the World Conference on Higher (...)
APA-Dakar (Senegal) - Senegal officially launched this Friday, its intranet resource center which will allow to use now its e-Government to strengthen the use of Information Technology and Communication for the development of the country.
"The introduction of e-government is a good win-win example for Senegal and throughout Africa", said Senegalese Minister of Information Technology and Communication, Abdourahim Agne.
According to the representative the Embassy of the People’s Republic of (...)
In an effort to assist institutions of higher education to support the efforts of boosting economic growth and development strategies of the labor force, Microsoft Corp.. is about to engage nearly $ 50 million in resources for training and qualifications for higher education through the agreement of the Microsoft Education Alliance. Under the agreement, the company will provide resources and tools for training of the workforce and improvements in education higher in the short term.
"The current digital age has opened up unprecedented opportunities for the dissemination of knowledge. One much debated way of sharing information, and in particular peer-reviewed academic publications, is open access. “Open Access” refers to free access to scientific and, increasingly, other academic publications over the internet.
This handbook aims to inform stakeholders and the society-at-large of the opportunities and challenges surrounding open access, and to promote a broad and (...)