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The Push for “Free” Universal Education in Africa Often Falls Short—Here’s a Better Way
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The Push for “Free” Universal Education in Africa Often Falls Short—Here’s a Better Way

By Efosa Ojomo I grew up in Nigeria where nearly half the population still lives in extreme poverty. But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70%—attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. Many also go on to attain higher education degrees. This push for education isn’t unique to Nigeria though; in […]

A Single Step Forward
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A Single Step Forward

On the 15th September this year, a young Englishman set out on a sponsored bicycle ride with some friends to raise money for a school thousands of miles away in Namibia. It was started by his aunt and eLearning Africa hears the remarkable story of her love for a German missionary and how their joint passion, now shared by their whole family, is making […]

In Profile – Dr Mamphela Ramphele
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In Profile – Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Nelson Mandela said that “education is the key to everything.” It is a view shared by a woman who played an important part in his struggles and is keen now for Africa to build on his legacy. Dr Mamphela Ramphele is, without doubt, one of Africa’s most inspirational and successful women. She has a range and breadth of experience that is quite astonishing. A […]

Health[e]Foundation 
trains its the first group of healthcare workers with the eLearning course on tablets in South Africa.
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Transforming healthcare training in remote areas

Training frontline healthcare workers in developing countries can be fraught with challenges. Often operating in remote areas with little or no access to the Internet makes gaining access to the latest medical knowledge and healthcare training extremely difficult. However, innovative distance and blended learning programmes are now harnessing ICTs and digital media to overcome this problem, dramatically improving the training opportunities for health workers […]

NUL staff using THUTO -- An Interactive Online Platform for Staff and Students
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Lesotho educators strive for digital equality

When it comes to keeping up with your neighbours, ICT development is often where many African nations lag behind. And as the digital gap widens, more economic opportunities are likely to slip through the gaps. Surrounded by South Africa, one of the continent’s most advanced digital landscapes, educator’s in Lesotho are taking it upon themselves to try to keep pace.

ICT builds bridges
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ICT builds bridges

The morning’s catch of fish has been heaped up to roast on a griddle over an open fire.  Smoke rises, filling the hut. Daniel, a member of the Ago-Egun fishing community in Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos, gets out his phone and starts making calls: he needs to tell his many customers that the fish are nearly done. In a business like fishing communication is vital. […]