Education

STEMi Makers Africa launches STEM Education in South Eastern Nigeria

Africa faces huge challenges in reforming its education sector. Many people are still not learning what they need to thrive now and in the future. If current trends continue, by 2050 some one-third of Africa’s one billion young people will lack basic proficiency in math, reading, and other subjects. Millions will be unemployable and unproductive. Recognizing this, STEMi Makers Africa …

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Useful tips for successful admission and scholarship applications

Ghana Writes experts in admission and scholarship applications recently sat down with one of our clients, “Ivan” to review his rejected application to the Stanford University Scholarship program. And below are some of the useful points they raised; Your essays should answer all the questions or promptsConcerning his essays, the team criticized him constructively. First, they advised him to go …

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Mali reopens schools after weeks of closure

Schools in Mali reopened on Monday after several postponements following a teachers’ strike and efforts to control the spread of coronavirus. Education authorities said that measures had been put in place to ensure pupils learn in a safe environment. This will include a 20-minute health awareness lesson to be undertaken by all pupils throughout this week. The education ministry also …

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Ghanaian Wikimedian empowers students with offline educational app

Beginning in February 2020, Ghanaian Wikimedian Maxwell Beganim and a community volunteer Boakye Otuo Acheampong started using Kiwix and offline Wikipedia to provide educational resources to students in second cycle institutions. Among the schools are Kumasi Academy, Konongo Odumasi SHS and Excel College. KIWIX is a reader that is used to access offline Wikipedia content through the KIWIX projection. Open …

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COVID-19: Schools in Ghana to reopen from January 15

Kindergarten and Junior High School pupils who have been home since the peak of COVID-19 in the country are to return to school on January 15, 2021, President Akufo-Addo has announced. First-year Senior High School students will, however, start classes on March 10 while form 2 and 3 students are to resume on January 18. The President also announced the …

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Ghanaian inducted into Liberty University, Athletic Hall of Fame

Opined by many Western Regional inhabitants, and outsiders considerably as the best school in the Western part of Ghana, Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) continues to register its name in the world of international competition, affiliation, and portfolios. The school is also known for its remarkable record of producing excellent graduates who later become Giants, legends and backbone of the …

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South African woman shortlisted for global teacher prize

A South African woman has been shortlisted for this year’s world’s best teacher prize. Mokhudu Cynthia Machaba is among the ten shortlisted for the top prize. She teaches at a primary school in Limpopo in northern South Africa and told the BBC that she wants to raise aspirations among her pupils. “I introduced project-based teaching knowing that we still have resources …

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Cameroon: Seventh child dies after shooting attack on school

A 12-year-old girl died on Sunday from wounds sustained when gunmen stormed a school in the South West Region of Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire on the children, taking the death toll to seven with 12 injured. The attack on the school, in the region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017, has drawn widespread condemnation and is …

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STEMi Makers Africa Hosts Kuongoza confab celebrating Int’l Girl Child Day

There are 1.1 billion girls alive today who could grow up to change the world if they are simply given access to things like secondary education, proper nutrition, career opportunities and family planning services. File photo of some of the participating speakers It is no doubt that young women and girls contribute majorly to the socio-economic development and prosperity of …

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