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Zimbabwe: A shortage of engineers alarming

Leonard Ncube Zimbabwe has only 1 500 civil, mechanical, architectural and scientific engineers out of about 6 000 accredited professionals in the field. This emerged during...

Pupils feel the heat of arsonists

Bongekile Macupe With budget cuts and an infrastructure backlog at the basic education department, it may take a while before the schools that were burnt...

Burundi: School ban on expectant teens ‘skewed’ against girls’ education

Nita Bhalla Burundi's ban on pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers attending school is not only a violation against children's right to education, but also...

Kenya: Free internet for Nairobi public schools from next term

Staff Reporter All public primary and secondary schools within the Nairobi City County will be supplied with computers and have internet connection, Governor Mike Sonko...

Zimbabwe: Government vows to proceed with public exam despite teachers’ concerns

William Milasi Government has vowed to proceed with the November Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) final Science practical examinations as scheduled despite demands by a...

The long and short of South African school commutes: a case study

Julia de Kadt and Alexandra Parker Education enables social mobility. This is particularly true in a context of high inequality and high unemployment, such as South Africa. This...

Private, private partnerships: Transforming lives through sport

Mosibodi Whitehead Ongeziwe Mali was introduced to hockey after visiting a friend. She was 10 years old and in grade 4. “A friend of mine invited...

Rwanda’s pre-school reading programme improves reading culture

Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti They sat under a tree, hurdled in a group, book pages making flapping sounds, thanks to the breeze that morning. When we arrived...

Sindisiwe Buthelezi: From rural poverty to PhD graduate

Pertunia Mafokane Despite starting her education at a rural school in eMondlo, 30km south of Vryheid northern KZN, Dr Sindisiwe Buthelezi was so determined to...

Tanzania: Remove VAT on sanitary pads to improve girls’ health, education

Staff Reporter For a long time, non- governmental organisations (NGOs), activists, some Members of Parliament and government officials have been campaigning for tax exemption on...
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