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The High Cost of Not Educating Girls

Posted by Ayanda Khuzwayo on 31 July 2018 10:20 AM CAT
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Globally 89% of girls complete primary education, but only 77% complete lower secondary education, which in most of the countries is 9 years of schooling. In low-income countries, the numbers drop to below 2/3 for primary education, and only 1/3 for lower secondary school.

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The Monitoring and Evaluation process is turning into a lively new creature with Technology. With Increasing emphasis on real time feedback, a more rigorous data collection method and quantifiable results, the spread and use of Infomation and Communication Technologies (ICT) in monitoring and evaluation has sparked massive interest particularly in the Global South. 

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Julia Lythcott-Haims is a former dean is a former dean at Stanford University from the year 2002 to the year 2012. She is also the author of how to raise an adult. She has built a career on encouraging parents to take a more hands-off approach, favoring tough love instead of protecting kids from the big, scary world. Here are some of the broad strategies she's outlined for how to get there.

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Sizwe Nxasana, the Founder and CEO of Future Nation Schools and Chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) recently delivered a keynote on “The Future of Education” at the 3rd edition of the Education Innovation Summit.

Nxasana highlighted the importance of education, especially at an early age and furthermore spoke about the importance of technology in the educational sector.

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Three Ways to Improve Education in Africa

Posted by Janice Scheckter on 15 June 2018 2:00 PM CAT
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Education has always been a foundation for success, and this is no different in Africa. While education has not always been a priority on the continent, there is need now more than ever to reassess this viewpoint. Child enrollment figures from schools around Africa have been growing at rapid paces. The State of Education in Africa Report 2015 states that enrollment in primary schools more than doubled between 1990 and 2012 and this number will only rise in the coming years. In order to succeed, Africans need to invest more time and energy into improving education. Here are three ways Africa can improve its education system:

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African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6 million children of primary-school age and 25.7 million adolescents are not going to school in sub-Saharan Africa.

The quality of education also remains a significant issue, but there’s a possibility the technology could be part of the solution. The digital revolution currently under way in the region has led to a boom in trials using information and communication technology (ICT) in education – both in and out of the classroom.

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Have you ever wondered if technology improves learning? Educational technology supporters and researchers tout the amazing benefits of incorporating technology in the classroom. Those who are on the fence about how useful technology is in the modern classroom provide several counterarguments that warrant further discussion about how to find a happy medium between using technology and traditional teaching strategies.

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Employee Retention in Higher Education

Posted by Janice Scheckter on 24 March 2018 4:35 PM CAT
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The necessity to attract and retain high-performing employees is both a concern and a challenge for organisations in general. Given the effort and expense that go into recruitment and retention, does this not imply that affected organisations – and certainly higher education institutions (HEIs) as discussed in this article – should be paying more attention to determining why their employees leave? 

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