Innovation & tech: Africa’s only hope in educating hundreds of millions of children

By Efosa Ojomo. Today, there are more than 750 million mobile phones in operation in Africa. The telecommunications industry generated more than $150 billion in revenue in 2015 and accounted for over 3.8 million jobs. But barely 20 years ago, there were fewer than 10 million phone lines on the continent, with a majority of [...]

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NIGERIA’S BACKWARD AND INCREASINGLY IRRELEVANT UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

By Moses Ochonu Nigeria's nineteenth century universities operate rigidly in the twenty first century. Here is a depressing instance of how the system's inflexibility is hurting their financial bottomline, defeating the purpose for which they exist, and shortchanging students and potential students. An interlocutor, a stakeholder in the higher education sector, sent me a long, [...]

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IMPROVED PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FORCING PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO SHUT DOWN IN RWANDA

Private schools in Rwanda face an uncertain future amid dwindling admissions as learners increasingly enrol in public schools. Desperate proprietors who face closure of their institutions are now asking the government to sponsor students in private schools at public rates. However, the government has rejected the idea. More than 30 private schools are said to [...]

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JAMB AND THE POLITICS OF CUT-OFF MARKS

By Reuben Abati I have followed with keen interest the controversy over the announcement of cut-off marks for Nigeria’s admission processes for the 2017/2018 session, with many commentators and the general public insisting that it is unwise, insensitive and retrogressive, to reduce the cut off mark for admissions into our tertiary institutions: 120 for universities, [...]

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