06-Jan-2021 to 07:25

Namibia defers opening of schools amid COVID-19 concerns

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Namibian government has deferred the opening of schools for the 2021 school calendar in the face of a spike in COVID-19 infections, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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01-Jan-2021 to 08:10

Norwegian Agency awards $2.4m for five Ethiopian universities

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has awarded 91 million birr ($2.4 million) grant for five Ethiopian universities, according to Ethiopian-Norwegian Professional Organization.

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31-Dec-2020 to 08:25

Zimbabwe defers opening of 2021 school calendar amid COVID-19 surge

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe government has indefinitely deferred the reopening of the 2021 school calendar amid a spike in COVID-19 infections, a senior official has said.

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29-Dec-2020 to 08:22

Rwanda considers removing mandatory age to start school

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda's Education minister, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya on Monday unveiled new plans to explore option to remove mandatory school starting age.

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22-Dec-2020 to 13:05

S/Africa sets up 10th medical school

APA-Port Elizabeth (South Africa) — South Africa’s 10th medical college will commence classes under the umbrella of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth in March 2021, NMU vice-chancellor Sibongile Muthwa announced on Tuesday.

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21-Dec-2020 to 09:15

Rwanda closes 20 vocational schools over poor quality

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwandan Ministry of Education has closed twenty Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) schools for failure to give sufficient practical lessons. APA can report in Kigali on Monday.

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08-Dec-2020 to 18:06

Rwanda set to revise school year calendar for 2020/21 term

APA- Kigali (Rwanda) — A few days after Rwandan officials announced the school calendar for the year 2020-2021 as the country is switching to reopen schools gradually with adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures, the ministry of Education indicated Tuesday that this would be revised following the uncertainties presented by the pandemic.

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