2016 Rwanda Senior Six Results Highlights in Infographics
Published on : 2017-02-22 10:22:09 | Author : UniAfrica.net | No of Views : 690

Results for the 2016 senior six national examinations were released in Rwanda by education ministry on 16th February 2017. This year ministry preferred comparison of performance between male and female candidates. We analysed the results and present to you the highlights of this years performance of students in an infographics.Source of results: http://ktpress.rw/2017/02/senior-six-examination-results-out-best-schools-kept-secret/...

UACE 2016: More students eligible to enter universities this year
Published on : 2017-02-21 12:00:29 | Author : Vivek Verma | No of Views : 670

Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) on 21st February 2017 released the 2016 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results indicating an improvement in performance compared to the previous years. Out of total 102,858 students attending the UACE exams in 2016, 98.70% passed, indicating an increase from 97.80% of pass students in 2015.This increase in the pass percentage indicates a drop in the failure from 2.2% in 2015 to 1.3%.Number of students scoring two to three Principle passes increased from 60,558 in 2015 to 67,629 in 2016....

Why UniAfrica.net was developed and what it wants to achieve?
Published on : 2017-02-19 12:00:29 | Author : Vivek Verma | No of Views : 611

With the increase in number of students applying for higher education in Africa, accurate access to information related to available universities on the continent has become a challenge for users. Most of the search engines or portals available are not Africa based and don’t have access to information from universities, hence updated information on programmes available, admission dates, results announced and other campus related activities are not available.   A student in higher education institution want to gain access to conti...

To Teach Critical Thinking or Incorporate Critical Thinking in Teaching-Learning Process
Published on : 2017-02-19 11:39:14 | Author : Vivek Verma | No of Views : 595

After putting my thoughts together to start writing blogs on education scenario in Ghana, I encouraged myself to start with my own experience of encounters with academia in last few years.   One of the topics making round in the academic circle nowadays is critical thinking. Suddenly in the last couple of years, this “new” thinking approach has gained a lot of momentum in content development in private universities of Ghana. By heading one of private colleges here, I was also not left untouched with this force of cr...

Ghana's Technological Transformation
Published on : 2017-02-19 11:13:29 | Author : Vivek Verma | No of Views : 612

When it comes to information technology in Africa, this continent has an amazing ability to leapfrog. Forget old-school landlines and desktop computers. Many in sub-Saharan Africa have skipped directly to mobile devices. And while Africa, like other emerging markets, has been slow to embrace cloud computing, it is starting to take off here, with tech experts touting the cloud’s big and perhaps unseen potential. As per Len Weincier, founder of CloudAfrica, one of the biggest hurdles in widespread usage of cloud computing is a l...

Disrupting Idea needed for Improving Africa's Research Contribution
Published on : 2017-02-19 11:10:38 | Author : Vivek Verma | No of Views : 496

Today, Africans are the architects of their development, not just beneficiaries. The new model for development  is focusing on partnerships — with African governments, businesses, universities and civil society.   But Africa will continue to be held back if we do not immediately invest in research and development. It was agreed at the African Union Heads of State summit in 2006 that African governments should target 1% of their GDP spending on research and if that target is not met continent’s development will ...

Increase in University Education access can lead to increase in Africa’s GDP
Published on : 2017-02-19 10:55:14 | Author : Vivek Verma | No of Views : 529

One of the top headlines in most of the news media nowadays is about unemployment. This topic of unemployment has also taken a key space in most of the speeches across the country in public and private universities. A new report by the World Bank on unemployment in Ghana has revealed that about 48 percent of Ghanaians between the ages of 15-24 do not have jobs. (source: http://pulse.com.gh/business/unemployment-in-ghana-48-of-ghanaian-youth-jobless-world-bank-report-id5026856.html) The report, "The Landscape of Jobs in Ghana", touch...

An Article a day keeps your ignorance away
Published on : 2017-01-26 21:55:05 | Author : UniAfrica.net | No of Views : 568

Yeah!! You are right. It’s rhythmic and sounds familiar, isn’t it? This is the same old saying our parents taught us as “An apple a day keeps a doctor away”. But, things are changing rapidly. Days moves faster than Michael Schumacher’s car. Lone evenings, I recite a poem (Learn in my school days) written by Wm. Henry Davies, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”, it’s true that we don’t have time for anything. At times we feel like those who stood with us...

Cavendish, Kampala International and Busitema Universities maintained their top spot in the user preference in the latest UniAfrica.net ranking for Uganda
Published on : 2017-01-03 20:55:41 | Author : UniAfrica.net | No of Views : 711

Cavendish University Uganda maintained the lead in the latesr rankings of universities released based upon the number of times vistiors of UniAfrica.net have visitied university pages during the period of 11th August - 31st December 2016. Kampala International University and Busitema University also saw an increase in user preferences towards the programmes offered by them during the measure period. Kyambogo University, a new entrant in the list, also made its way into the Top 10 of most searched universities in Uganda. Congratulations to all t...

Kigali Independent University, Catholic University of Rwanda and Akilah Institute for Women lead the chart of top searched universities in Rwanda in 2016 at UniAfrica.net
Published on : 2017-01-02 17:48:01 | Author : UniAfrica.net | No of Views : 728

We have released the rankings of universities based upon the number of times vistiors of UniAfrica.net have visitied university pages during the period of 11th August - 31st December 2016. These rankings are an indicator of prospective student’s preference of universities based upon the programs offered by them. A total of 12,650 university pages were visited during the specified 143 days from 52,165 user sessions. Top universities in Rwanda searched are Kigali Independent University, Catholic University of Rwanda, Akilah Institute for Wo...