President John Dramani Mahama is currently in Mauritius for a three-day state visit and will inaugurate a new private University on Wednesday, African leadership College, owned by a Ghanaian. As part of his visit, he will sign an agreement with Mauritius for the development of a US$260 million ICT enclave, which is expected to create in excess of 5,000 direct jobs. He will also address a business forum on tomorrow.

After several Months of closure, plans are underway for the publics schools in Maiduguri to be re-openned, Borno State Government says.

Public schools had been closed indefinitely as a result of the frequent Boko Haram assault on the school pupils.

Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto said that the government will abolish fees in all day secondary schools in the next three years, so as to level the ground in the provision of education to all Kenyan children, irrespective of their social status.

The United Nations (UN) says it is sponsoring 500 victims of Boko Haram attack from three North East states of Nigeria — Adamawa, Borno and Yobe — to acquire vocational skills under the UNDP Livelihood Support Scheme.

UN Conflict Prevention and Peace Building Analyst, Mr Matthew Alao,told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that an orientation programme for the 500 selected beneficiaries had commenced on Monday, Aug. 17 at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre in Jos, Plateau.

Parents in Kigali are raising money to support school feeding.

According to them, feeding is improving pupil’s performance and school attendance, a feat that has seen enrollment figures increase by 95%.

This is coming at the heels of the United States of America decision to earmark $ 25 million to feed pupils in Rwandan schools under a schools feeding program, News of Rwanda reports.

To ensure that there is continued support for the next generation of African entrepreneurs and innovators, more plans and strategies have to be put in place to start and scale up businesses.

One of such strategic move is the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 which will be held for the first time on the African soil in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event will bring together leading global entrepreneurs and innovators.

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in Zimbabwe has issued a warning to schools to desist from conducting holiday lessons to allow pupils time to rest after a long term.

The Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Paul Mavhima, in a chat with journalists, said all schools must observe and follow the school calendar, even as schools closed last week amid concerns that some of them were planning to conduct holiday lessons for examination classes at a fee.

Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Dr. Akin Baruwa was alleged to have raped a young lady (name withheld), who was at his office on July 23, 2015 seeking admission to the University.
The lecturer, currently in detention at the Kirikiri Prison, was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on Thursday reports say.
But speaking on the matter to a cross section of the media, the Head of Information Unit of the university, Mr. Olagoke Oke, said Dr. Akin Baruwa is not an employee of the institution.

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