ICT is the key to improving education and thus boosting growth across Africa – but there is still widespread reluctance among teachers, trainers and managers to abandon traditional methods in favour of new solutions. That is one of the key findings in this year’s eLearning Africa Report, which will be launched...
African Ministers of Education and ICT yesterday (May 20, 2015) issued an urgent appeal for African Governments to meet the continent’s demographic challenge by investing in African youth. Africa is currently in the midst of a “youth bulge” and a majority of the continent’s population will soon be under the...
A new African language is helping to reduce tensions and bring young people together in areas previously torn apart by tribal violence. And academics are so impressed by the language’s potential that a social media platform promoting it will form the subject of a major presentation at this year’s...
As attention moves from the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), political leaders will join education experts and investors at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa later this month to discuss the role technology can play in building on Africa’s progress in education,...
Multichoice has announced the introduction of Multichoice Resource Centres in Kenyan public secondary schools in a bid to enhance education through technology. The resource centres will provide the schools with satellite dishes for students to access DStv's Education Bouquet for free, which includes seven documentary, educational and current affairs channels. The...
The Vodafone Foundation has announced the Instant Classroom initiative, a digital ‘school in a box’, which according to Vodafone, can be set up in a matter of minutes. The initiative is intent on helping pupils in refugee camps as well as offer them the opportunity to continue their education. The...
Samsung Electronics South Africa, delivered  a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) to the Chief SW Nhlapho Secondary School in Dundonald, Mpumalanga. The Executive Mayor of Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality, Ms B.P. Shiba, attended the SPIS handover ceremony today, along with the Department of Education’s acting District Director, Mr P.P. Magagula...
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) today launched an E-Learning System that is aimed at improving competences and skills among its staff countrywide, thereby reducing its staff development budget by 36%. While addressing staff at the launch at Workers House, NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba said that the E-learning system...
The spotlight today is on Uganda as the 9th edition of the largest gathering of e-learning professionals on the continent commences. Over 1,500 participants and 300 speakers have arrived from across Africa and the world for the conference which will run until Friday. Here are some of the note-worthy tweets we...
This week, Uganda ICT Association released a statement in which it urged the organisers of the eLearning Africa Conference - happening at Speke Resort, Munyonyo, Kampala, starting Wednesday - to consider a fees structure that would cater for even those that can't afford the preset fees. Last evening, eLearning Africa...