AFRICA — Unskilled graduates struggle to find decent jobs – Report

Source: Wachira Kigotho/University World News. African universities have been producing too many graduates with costly degrees and diplomas that lack mastery of skills that are necessary in the 21st century labour market, according to researchers at the African Development Bank. In a new policy research report released last month entitled Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, policies, and instruments, the African Development Bank says most of the degrees awarded by African universities lack the academic rigour, relevance and career-focused skills to enable graduates to get decent jobs. “Higher education … is becoming less affordable, and…

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What’s the impact of online higher education in Africa?

Research Report by cdcgroup.com/insight Practical thinking on investing for development Insight is a series of practical and digestible lessons on the issues of private sector investment and development. They’re based on our experiences, knowledge and research and are aimed at investors, businesses, development professionals, and anyone with an interest in private sector development. To view the rest of our Insight series visit: cdcgroup.com/insight the sponsors of this content. At one point during the global COVID-19 pandemic, 1.6 billion children and youth in 161 countries were out of school and university…

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Does the teaching of indigenous knowledge need to be examined?

New Zealand’s embrace of Māori vocabulary goes hand-in-hand with the incorporation of Māori understandings into curricula. But is a debate about the unintended consequences of this move being stifled by fear of speaking out? John Ross reports Culled from Times Higher Education Source: Getty The University of Auckland’s adoption of a new Māori name in July was the latest instalment in a reconciliation process that has been unfolding across New Zealand for half a century.  The old moniker Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau was a literal translation of the university’s English title. The replacement, Waipapa…

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