Friday, 18 September 2020
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Nairobi News

Arson attacks in Kenyan schools

Opposition urges Kenyan education cabinet secretary to resign over school fires. Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) alliance has asked the government to declare the recen...
Lagos News

Lagos to make Yoruba compulsory in schools

All public schools in Lagos to teach Yoruba language. The teaching of the Yoruba language could soon be compulsory in all public primary and secondary schools across Lagos, according to a proposal...
Lagos News

Landmark floating school in Lagos collapses

Residents of Lagos slum vow to rebuild floating school. A floating three-storey school in the Lagos waterfront shantytown Makoko has collapsed during heavy rains, despite being built to withstand s...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania gets free secondary schooling

Tanzania's private schools told to reduce fees. From January all children in Tanzania will have access to free primary and secondary school education, as part of a major overhaul of the education s...
Cape Town News

Student protests across South Africa

Riot police intervene in Cape Town protest over increased college fees. University campuses in Cape Town and around the country have been rocked by student demonstrations against rising university...
Maputo News

Mozambique pledges bilingual education by 2017

Education ministry to teach Portuguese as foreign language Education is to become fully bilingual in Mozambique, with the country's primary school children being taught in 16 Mozambican languages...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania drops English as language of instruction in schools

Tanzanian schools to teach through Swahili Tanzania is to replace English with Swahili as the language of instruction in the country’s schools, as part of a major shake-up of its primary and...
Nairobi News

University of Nairobi skyscraper expansion

Construction is under way of a 22-storey skyscraper The University of Nairobi is building a 22-storey skyscraper on a green site at its main campus to deal with its ever increasing student populati...
Nairobi News

Major construction project at Nairobi University

The University of Nairobi has launched the construction of a 22-storey building at its main campus in the city's central business district, to meet increasing academic activities and provide expanded...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa University to set up technology business centre

Addis Ababa University is to establish a Technology Business Incubation Center and Science and Technology Park. The centre, which will focus on promoting excellence in entrepreneurship development...
Lagos News

Mandarin to be taught in Lagos schools

The governor of Lagos Babatunde Fashola has defended the state government's plan to introduce Mandarin as an operational language into the curriculum of all public schools across Lagos in the 2013-201...
Arusha News

Walking Tall schools project launched in Arusha

 The national museums of Tanzania and Kenya and the Tanzanian antiquities department have come together to organise a programme of educational tours for secondary schools, being launched in Arush...
Lagos News

Floating schools proposed for Lagos water slum

A floating three-storey school has been proposed for the Lagos waterfront shantytown Makoko by Nigerian urban architect Kunlé Adeyemi, whose plans would see the school constructed out of 16 flo...
Cape Town News

Police in Cape Town schools

Six schools in Cape Town are to have their own in-house police officers to oversee the safety of pupils and staff, as part of a pilot project scheduled to begin at the start of 2013. The first scho...
Dar Es Salaam News

Teachers divided over strike in Tanzania

Some of Tanzania's 200,000 primary and secondary school teachers began a strike for better working conditions on 30 July.  The striking teachers are demanding a more than 100 per cent increase...


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