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Zambia varsity retracts warning to ‘half-naked’ female students with apology.

The University of Zambia has retracted a notice urging female students to dress properly when using the library. The said notice had received strong backlash from female students and other civil society groups in the country. Titled ‘Notice to female students,’ the controversial poster read: “It has come to our …

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Zimbabwe Govt offer teachers 10 percent salary increase.

Teachers in Zimbabwe are expected to resume to duty today after the government offered civil servants a 10 percent salary increment and added other benefits. Six teachers unions had threatened to go on strike, a move that would have disrupted the start of the second term of school activities in …

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Police battles UoN students over polls in Nairobi

Police on Sunday afternoon battled the University of Nairobi (UoN) students who were protesting the swearing-in of student leader Manyara Muchui. The students demonstrated on the campus, burning tyres, destroying facilities and stoning cars along Waiyaki Way, before police officers dispersed them. They claimed that the administration, led by Vice-Chancellor …

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Public-sector graduate teachers in pre-tertiary institutions across Ghana declared an indefinite strike over unpaid salary arrears on Wednesday. President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, at a news conference said the teachers took the decision due to the deliberate actions and inaction of the government regarding …

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Mauritanian president lauds Universities in Egypt for spreading moderation in Islam.

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has hailed the role played by Egypt’s leading institution of higher learning, Al Azhar University in spreading moderate Islam in the face of extremist thoughts. The Mauritanian president was speaking during a meeting with Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed Al Tayyeb at the presidential …

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Ghanaian blackboard computer teacher gets Microsoft and local support.

Owura Kwadwo Hottish, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teacher in Ghana who became a twitter sensation in February after drawing Microsoft Word interface on a blackboard continues to get support. Hottish’s innovative teaching method in the face of lacking teaching and learning materials earned him lots of commendation on …

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