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Parliament moves to review university admission criteria

Makerere University

By Francis Kagolo                                                                 Parliament has passed a motion recommending a review of the district quota system for admission of students to public universities.  In a statement issued, the legislators also resolved that all girls joining university benefit from the 1.5 extra points, which is currently only given to those straight from A-level. “Though the district quota system was well intentioned, ... Read More »

The fundamental challenge facing Gulf universities is not an academic one

UAE universities

By Dr. Abdullah Sadiq Dahlan University education in Saudi Arabia is not monopolized by Saudi universities; the Kingdom sends missions to many of the distinguished universities of the Middle East and the world. Saudi Arabia has made the right decision in establishing domestic universities and specialized colleges under the auspices of both the Ministry of Higher Education and the National ... Read More »

Venezuela’s university education mission reaches ten years, 695,000 Students

Bolivarian University of Venezuela

By Tamara Pearson Venezuela’s Mission Sucre has reached ten years of providing higher education to over 695,000 people, 379,000 of who have already graduated. The national government launched Mission Sucre in November 2003 in order to provide university education to those who previously didn’t have access to it. Many of its current students are people who have a low income ... Read More »

CDU celebrates 25 years of uni education in NT

Charles Darwin University

This year will mark 25 years of university education in the Northern Territory and a milestone for Charles Darwin University, which in 2013 celebrated its 10th anniversary as the Territory’s university. A range of events is scheduled for throughout the year to mark the milestones including a gala Anniversary Celebrations Dinner on 22 March. CDU Emeritus Professor and organising committee ... Read More »

Reviving the learning culture in Nigeria’s universities

Nigerian Universities

Now, the academics in Nigeria’s public universities especially the federal universities have gotten a good deal from the federal government bordering on payment of outstanding allowances, injection of huge and phased funding in the development of necessary infrastructure in the universities. It is now time to settle down to the business of rebuilding our public universities especially re-instilling a learning ... Read More »

CDU shares in $50 million to support disadvantaged students

Charles Darwin University

The Australian Government has awarded Charles Darwin University the largest grant in its current funding round to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain a university education. CDU’s $7.5 million from the latest funding round in the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) will help to build the capacity of Indigenous people to take part in higher education. At ... Read More »

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