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    07-Aug-2018 to 15:49

    Kenyan leader urges teachers to seek AU observer status

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday advised African teachers to seek for observer status at the African Union so that they can engage directly with the continent’s top leadership.

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    02-Aug-2018 to 12:32

    S/Africa appoints first black woman varsity head

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has congratulated Judy Dlamini, the first black woman to be appointed as the chancellor of the Witwatersrand (Wits) University – one of the country’s elite higher learning institutions based in Johannesburg.

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    19-Jul-2018 to 11:55

    Nine Kenyans win inaugural Nelson Mandela scholarships

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Nine students from Kenya are among 100 talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Africa picked for the inaugural Nelson Mandela Centennial Scholarship.

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    17-Jul-2018 to 13:29

    Senegal: 157,687 students sit to A-level exam

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The final stage of the General Baccalaureate or A-level examination, which opens the door to the higher education, started Tuesday morning with some 157,687 candidates sitting to the exam in 455 centers across Senegal.

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    14-Jul-2018 to 16:57

    S/Leone: Education docket allocated 21 percent in revised budget

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leone government has increased the budgetary allocation to the education sector to 21 percent, one percent above the minimum promised in the ‘New Direction’ development blueprint of President Julius Maada Bio.

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    13-Jul-2018 to 03:31

    Sierra Leone: Government removes university application fee

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Beginning next academic year [September], Sierra Leonean students seeking entry into tertiary learning institutions will no longer be required to buy entry forms, after the government on Thursday announced the elimination of this requirement.

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    12-Jul-2018 to 19:21

    Africa: Just 40 percent of poor girls complete primary education - WB

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — A new report by the World Bank has suggested that less than two-thirds of girls in low-income countries complete primary education and that only one in three goes through lower secondary education.

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