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Nnazor, Agatha I. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Transnational Education (TNE) has potential for expanding access to higher education in Africa, which has chronic high rates of unmet demand for access. Paradoxically, African higher education institutions (HEIs) have the least participation in TNE. There is a dearth of systematic understanding of the factors that influence the participation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, Universities
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Jenkins, Carolyn; Arulogun, Oyedunni Sola; Singh, Arti; Mande, Aliyu T.; Ajayi, Eric; Benedict, Calys Tagoe; Ovbiagele, Bruce; Lackland, Daniel T.; Sarfo, Fred Stephen; Akinyemi, Rufus; Akpalu, Albert; Obiako, Reginald; Melikam, Enzinne Sylvia; Laryea, Ruth; Shidali, Vincent; Sagoe, Kwamena; Ibinaiye, Philip; Fakunle, Adekunie Gregory; Owolabi, Lukman F.; Owolabi, Mayowa O. – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Stroke is the leading cause of neurological hospital admissions in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the second leading cause of death globally. The Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network [SIREN] seeks to comprehensively characterize the genomic, sociocultural, economic, and behavioral risk factors for stroke and to build effective teams…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neurological Impairments, Medical Research, Health Education
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This workshop was designed based on the following objectives: (1) to place youth employment and related issues on the regional political agenda; to highlight regional success stories; (2) to further strengthen the UNEVOC Network consolidation process in the region; (3) to provide a platform for learning and sharing experiences; and (4) to offer an…
Descriptors: Workshops, Youth Programs, Youth, Employment
Eskay, M.; Onu, V. C.; Igbo, J. N.; Obiyo, N.; Ugwuanyi, L. – Online Submission, 2012
For a long time, children with special needs were educated along with other regular children in schools. The notion of special education was a Western phenomenon and concept in Nigeria. How were children with special needs educated without special education programs? This article will provide cultural perspectives on issues of disability and care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Culture, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Ibara, Emmanuel C. – Educational Planning, 2012
As a tool in an educational delivery system contributing to social and economic development, distance learning has become an accepted and indispensable aspect of the mainstream of educational systems in developed and developing countries. Indeed, the globalization of distance education provides several opportunities for developing countries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Quality
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Mitra, Jay; Abubakar, Y. A.; Sagagi, M. – Education & Training, 2011
Purpose: Tackling structural and emergent problems in the labour market, valorising skilled human capital (HC) for opportunity creation, economic development and growth, are some of the key drivers for graduate entrepreneurship. This paper aims to examine developments in Africa, focusing on the significance of improving human capital through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Role of Education, Graduate Study
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Adewumi, S. E.; Dooga, J.; Dakas, D. C. J.; Yakmut, D. I.; Mafwil, T. J. – Distance Education, 2011
This report describes the eLearning Fellowship Program at the University of Jos (UNIJOS), first introduced in October 2008 through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and recently adopted by the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) Educational Technology Initiative (ETI). The fellowship is a one-year program aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Fellowships, Electronic Learning
Nkechinyere, Amadi Martha – Online Submission, 2011
E-learning has long been celebrated as the solution to access in education. There seems to be a belief worldwide that by including e-learning technologies in learning packages, learners' success and economies of scale will be ensured in ODL (open and distance learning). New innovations like the internet and mobile technologies provide a great…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Open Universities, Distance Education, Learning Strategies
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Ojogwu, C. N. – College Student Journal, 2009
Millennium Development Goals were established by the United Nations to help underdeveloped countries to overcome problems of illiteracy, poverty, low health status and quality of life. Much emphasis was placed on the attainment of MDG targets in education because of its pivotal role in national development. The targets include education for all…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Barriers
Johnson, David, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2008
It is 40 years since Coombs (1967) first drew attention to the World Education Crisis, and specifically problems in the educational systems of countries in the developing world. Today, many of these problems remain, and are most visible in the educational systems of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. A large number of children remain out of school…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Democracy, Knowledge Level, Educational Change
Lindow, Megan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on new programs that focus on training skilled scientists and mathematicians who will help solve Africa's myriad problems. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in Cape Town, South Africa, offers one of the first working examples of a growing effort to develop a cadre of highly trained, practically minded scientists…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Foreign Countries, Brain Drain, Scientists
Rogers, Ibram – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
As a 26-year-old English teacher in 1958, Chinua Achebe had no idea that the book he was writing would become a literary classic, not only in Africa but also throughout the world. He could only try to articulate the feelings he had for his countrymen and women. Achebe had a burning desire to tell the true story of Africa and African humanity. The…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), African Culture, Novels, Authors
de Souza, Alba – Commonwealth of Learning, 2007
This report describes the Forum on Flexible Education: Reaching Nomadic Populations in Africa, which was held in Garissa, Kenya, from 20-23 June 2006. The objectives of the Forum were to share experiences and best practices, create linkages and encourage collaboration in order to make education more accessible to nomadic communities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Sex Fairness, Migrants
Kulakowski, Elliott C.; Chronister, Lynne; Molfese, Victoria; Slocum, Michael; Studman, Cliff; Waugaman, Paul – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
Research today has become very complex, often involving international collaborations among multidisciplinary teams. Many institutions, especially those in less economically developed countries, have a great deal of expertise to contribute to these collaborations, but often lack the instrumentation, training, and research management infrastructure…
Descriptors: Research Administration, International Cooperation, International Trade, Federal Regulation
Lindow, Megan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article reports on new universities for Muslims, many supported by groups in the Middle East, which are spreading through the sub-Saharan region. The Islamic University in Uganda is a prime example of a new kind of institution that has slowly been spreading its way across the continent. Embracing both conservative Muslim values and modern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Universities, Islam
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