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A Special Learning Journey Cut Short

When building a house, it’s critical to lay a strong foundation. The same applies to education, with studies showing that children who attend early learning centers perform better in school than those who do not. In Malawi, a 2003 national survey found that only 18.8 percent of school-age children with disabilities were attending class. More than twice as many of the same age group without disabilities (41.1 percent) attended school.

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Online project stirring students’ interest in science

Nairobi – An online initiative that connects secondary school students and scientists in Kenya is helping improve the standards of science education. The initiative known as “I am a Scientist, Get me out of here” is part of the Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme’s community engagement work.

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Student Struggle in South Africa Gains Momentum

Johannesburgh – When #FeesMustFall began to trend on social media platforms in South Africa in October 2015, government shrugged it off as an example of isolated hotheads, while political pundits predicted the student campaign wouldn’t last.

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Liberia: Waec 2016 – Worst Results Since 2013

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has recorded its largest failure in the 2016 Senior High School category in four years.

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Decolonising Makerere: On Mamdani’s failed experiment

At the “Harvard of Africa” in Uganda, power remains in imperial structures and bodies, while excellence is still defined on Western terms.

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Where is the ‘African’ in African Studies?

We need to put the ‘African’ in African Studies, not as a token gesture, but as an affirmation that Africans have always produced knowledge about their continent.

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