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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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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.

This blog was published here 

Jen Miller of Jen's Reviews reached out to the team at A Better Africa to engage and offer content. Now that's collaboration!

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Employee Retention in Higher Education

Posted by Ayanda Khuzwayo on 28 May 2018 11:20 AM 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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A Better Africa not only provides the place for STEM programs to flourish in a virtual shared and collaborative space but also provides the space from STEM alumni to go from primary school programs to secondary school and possibly tertiary. It's about tracking children with the potential to do great things and it may be about programs collaborating, across funders, across countries.


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