Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 03 May 2017

▸ Author(s): Jonathan Chuks Mba

Africa has an estimated 1,650 higher education institutions, many of them facing challenges that require the intervention of various stakeholders, national governments and development partners in order for the students to maximize their learning outcomes and contribute effectively to the workforce.

▸ Published on 23 April 2017

▸ Author(s): Aliou Sow

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on April 23, a symbolic date for world literature. This is the day in 1616 on which William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.

▸ Published on 16 March 2017

▸ Author(s): Jennifer Blanke

Africa lacks a critical mass of skilled labor because of low access to, and high dropouts from education systems. Only about one third of children are in secondary school, and just over one in ten have access to higher education, compared to rates three times as high in other developing countries.

▸ Published on 21 February 2017

▸ Author(s): Rémy Habou

International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999, is celebrated each year on February 21 in order to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

▸ Published on 10 February 2017

▸ Author(s): Mary Wakhaya Sichangi

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science promotes the full and equal participation of women and girls in education, training, employment and decision-making processes in science fields.

▸ Published on 30 January 2017

▸ Author(s): Lawalley Cole

The African Union has developed Agenda 2063, its 50-year Vision and Action Plan for the Africa that Africans want. Agenda 2063 calls for action by all segments of society to work together and build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny.

▸ Published on 17 November 2016

▸ Author(s): Mary Wakhaya Sichangi, Mary Kangethe

In the words of Henri Poincare, “An accumulation of facts is no more science than a heap of stones is a house”, the need to train teachers as agents of change is considered very crucial in the process of developing the science culture for national development towards peaceful societies.

▸ Published on 17 October 2016

▸ Author(s): Hendrina Chalwe Doroba

It goes without saying in typical African traditional societies women are marginalized, discriminated upon and sometimes deprived of their rights. This is something they have endured for decades. The situation gets worse when we learn that world illiteracy levels are highest among rural women.

▸ Published on 11 October 2016

▸ Author(s): Hendrina Chalwe Doroba

My name is Agnes Feima Kenneh. I was born on the 16th February, 1993 in Sierra Leone. In 1991, war broke out in Sierra Leone that lasted for 11 years. My mother and father were in Kailahun District located in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.

▸ Published on 08 July 2016

▸ Author(s): Lily Nyariki

Early this year I was a participant at a UNESCO sponsored workshop dubbed – How do Libraries support National Literacy efforts? The event was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and held at their offices in Hamburg Germany on 5-6 April 2016.

▸ Published on 27 June 2016

▸ Author(s): John Mugo

"What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?" Asks Marcus Cicero in praise of teachers. The Economist magazine recently acclaimed the contribution of teachers in not just educating children and nurturing the future, but even in shaping the economy.

▸ Published on 27 June 2016

▸ Author(s): Rémy Habou

La pertinence des actions d’alphabétisation transcende la simple maitrise des connaissances instrumentales. Elle peut mieux s’apprécier à travers son impact dans la vie des populations.