Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

Egypt: U.S. Agency for International Development and Ministry of Education Launch Renewable Energy Curriculum

It supports the Government of Egypt’s plan to meet 20 percent of its electricity needs through renewable energy by 2022

A new curriculum developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development in partnership with the Ministry of Education will help over 300 technical school students in Aswan and Hurghada specialize in renewable energy and prepare them for employment in Egypt’s promising solar and wind power sectors. This new, three-year diploma…

Source: GE |

GE Additive Education Program Open for Entries from Schools and Colleges

GE is investing $10 million over five years in educational programs to deliver polymer 3D printers to primary and secondary schools

GE (www.GE.com) Additive is now accepting applications from schools and colleges for the 2018 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP). The application is live on the GE Additive website at www.GE.com/additive. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2018. GE is investing $10 million over five years in educational…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

Handover ceremony: Japan provides 9.4 Million grant for Upgrading six primary schools in Laikipia county, Kenya

With over 500 pupils enrolled at the primary school, the main beneficiary of the fund is Chumvi Primary School where four new classrooms and a modern sanitation block were constructed

The Government of Japan offers a financial assistance program for development designed to meet diverse needs of developing countries. Known as “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)”, this scheme supports projects proposed by various bodies such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Today, the official handover ceremony of “The Project…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

‘Back to Learning’ education campaign to benefit half a million children in South Sudan

The Back to Learning 2018 initiative will target the most under-represented communities throughout South Sudan

The fourth phase of the ‘Back to Learning’ initiative launched Tuesday by the Ministry of General Education and Instruction, at Freedom Square in Kapoeta in the presence of more than 2,000 children and their parents, representatives of UNICEF, the Education Donor Group, Save the Children, Girls Education South Sudan, and…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

United Nations Youth Envoy engages with young girls at a school in Pretoria

The club, a programme organized by non-profit organization Soul City, aims to empower girls on HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, yesterday (February 12, 2018) held an interactive discussion with young girls from the Young Rise Club at the Steve Tshwete Secondary School in Olievenhoutbosch, west of Pretoria. The club, a programme organized by non-profit organization Soul City, aims to empower girls…

Honoris United Universities
Source: Honoris United Universities |

Honoris United Universities formally welcomes two leading institutions to its pan-African network

Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI) in Morocco and YK Business School (YKBS) in Mauritius join the Honoris network, furthering its mission to provide education for impact across the continent

Honoris United Universities (www.Honoris.net), the first private pan-African higher education platform, announced that Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI) (www.EMSI.ma) – Morocco, and YK Business School (YKBS) (www.YKBS.ac.mu) – Mauritius, formally joined the network as member institutions. With these institutions, Honoris United Universities reaffirms its status as the referential…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK/ Egyptian workshop on Higher Education

Giving students the skills they need for success: UK/ Egyptian workshop on Higher Education gathers university leaders from across Egypt

On 11 February leaders of universities across Egypt were invited to a workshop at the British Embassy in Cairo to share best practice on improving higher education, by giving university teachers the recognition they deserve for their work, and ensuring that students leave university with the skills they need for…

Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote Refinery returnee graduate engineers promise an end to fuel scarcity when Refinery takes off

The engineers described their experience as second to none in the history of Nigeria oil and gas sector

Returnee indigenous India trained Graduate engineers of the Dangote Refinery (www.Dangote.com) have promised to deploy the knowledge and skills acquired during the training to ensure Nigeria is saved the embarrassment of fuel scarcity when the refinery come on stream.  The engineers who described their experience as second to none in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Basic Education Committee to Host Roundtable with Provinces

Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will receive a briefing from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) and the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) on its 2nd quarter financial and non-financial performance

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education will tomorrow hold a roundtable discussion with Provincial Education Departments. Details are as follows: Date:  6 February 2018 Time:  9 am Venue: Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building. Meanwhile, the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will receive a briefing from the National…

Source: Global Partnership for Education (GPE) |

Unprecedented worldwide support for the Global Partnership for Education and addressing the global learning crisis

Significant new financial commitments from donors and developing countries will enable new and improved support for the education of millions of children

Ten current and three former heads of state and more than 60 ministers gathered at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference (www.GlobalPartnership.org), making this the highest-level education financing event of its kind. The conference, co-hosted by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal and President Emmanuel Macron…